Cadre and Staff

LTC Marty Lepak

Professor of Military Science
Phone: (206)296-5724

LTC Marty Lepak is the Professor of Military Science and the MS IV Instructor.  He is an Engineer officer and has served in the US Army for over 31 years (12 years enlisted).  He commissioned through the Wisconsin Military Academy in 1997.  He deployed to Kuwait (04-05) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and to Kandahar, Afghanistan (13-14) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He has been an Engineer company commander and has held several staff positions at battalion and corps levels.  His most recent assignment was as a Maneuver Planner at I Corps, JBLM, WA.   He is a native of northern Wisconsin, is married to Jerilynn (23+ years) and has three sons, Devante, Dominick and Zion.


MSG  Eric Stiles

Senior Military Science Instructor (SMSI)
Phone: (206) 296-6433

MSG Eric Stiles is the Senior Military Science Instructor (SMSI) and in charge of  training the MSIII Cadets.  MSG Stiles in an Armor Senior NCO who has served on active duty for 23 years.  He has deployed to Bosnia, Kosovo and has three combat tours to Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.  MSG Stiles has served in every Armor position, from Tank Driver to Cavalry Troop First Sergeant.  MSG Stiles was born and raised in Alameda California, is married to Jessica (21years) and has three kids, Andy, Alex and Cailey.

CPT Joshua Woodke

Assistant Professor of Military Science
Phone: (206) 296-5626

CPT Josh Woodke is the Assistant Professor of Military Science, MS I and MS II Instructor.  He is from Kansas City, Missouri and was commissioned in the Adjutant General Corps from Northwest Missouri State University in 2007.  He was assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 08-09, Operation Iraqi Freedom 10-11 and Operation New Dawn.  He was also assigned as the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis McChord and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 12-13.

CPT Matthew Supan

Assistant Professor of Military Science
Phone: (206) 296-5494

CPT Matt Supan is the Assistant Professor of Military Science and the instructor for MSIII Cadets. He enlisted in the Army in 2002 and received an appointment to the United States Military Academy in 2005. Upon graduation in 2009, he commissioned into the US Army Signal Corps. He has served as a platoon leader, company executive officer, staff officer, and company commander. While assigned to the 472nd Signal Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (09-10). During his most recent assignment as a network planning officer for 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, he deployed in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo (16-17). He grew up in southern Oregon and is married to Tryphena (3+ years).

SFC Robert Terry

Military Science Instructor (SMI)
Phone: (206) 296-2813

SFC Robert Terry is the Military Science Instructor (SMI) responsible for training the foundational skills to the MSI Cadets. SFC Terry is an Armor Noncommission Officer (NCO) who has served on active duty for 14 years. He has deployed to Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn and one sustainment tour as a rotational unit to Camp Casey, South Korea. SFC Terry’s duty assignments are all enlisted positions in an Armor platoon (M1 Abrams series tank driver, loader, gunner, Tank Commander, and Platoon Sergeant). He has served has a Armor Basic Combat Training Drill Sergeant at Fort Bennning Ga; a Drill Sergeant Leader as the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy; and a Battalion Armor Master Gunner. SFC Terry was born in New York and raised in various states along the East Coast, he is married to Carolynne (18 years) and has four children Robert Jr, Keshaun, Raiana, and Briana.



Mr. John Gouveia

Human Resources Technician
Phone: (206) 296-2123

Program Administrator

Mr. John Gouveia is a Department of the Army Civilian employee. He is the Seattle University Army ROTC program administrator. He has served as a unit administrator and human resources administrator for the past seven years.  Mr. Gouveia is a proud member of the US Army Military Police Corps. He currently has 26yrs of service in the Army, 16yrs on active and still continues to serve as a sergeant first class in the Army Reserve with 10yrs of service.  He has numerous deployments (Desert Storm, Panama, Cuba, Haiti, Bosnia, Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom). He has served in numerous positions ranging from team leader, squad leader, platoon sergeant and detachment sergeant in military police and CID company/detachments.

Rose A. Zbiegien

Sr. Administrative  Assistant 
Military Science/ROTC

After graduating from Seattle University in 1992, Rose took a job working in the College of Arts and Sciences and worked in various departments until her retirement in December of 2013.  She continued to work for Seattle University in temporary positions as the need arose.  She came out of retirement to accept a position with the Military Science/ROTC program in 2016.  She is married and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren (3 girls and 2 boys) and now resides in Marysville, Wa.

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