Cadre and Staff

LTC Marty Lepak

Professor of Military Science
Phone: (206) 296-5724
Email: lepakm@seattleu.edu 

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 and has three children.


MSG Justin Harder, Senior Military Science Instructor 

MSG Justin Harder

Senior Military Science Instructor 
Phone: (206) 296-6433
Email: harderjustin@seattleu.edu

MSG Harder is the Senior Military Science Instructor responsible for training the MSII Cadets. MSG Harder is an Armor Noncommissioned Officer with over 18 years experience on active duty. He has multiple deployments including peace keeping operations in Kosovo, combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, and a rotational deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield. MSG Harder has served in every enlisted position in an Armor Company as a tank driver/loader, gunner, Tank Commander, Platoon Sergeant, and most recently Company First Sergeant. He also served as an Army Active Duty Recruiter in Coeur d'Alene, ID, and a Battalion Operations Noncommissioned Officer. MSG Harder is a native of Washington State and is married with 2 children.

 


CPT Matthew Supan of the Brady Battalion Cadre.

CPT Matthew Supan

Assistant Professor of Military Science
Phone: (206) 296-5494
Email: supanm@seattleu.edu 

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, is married and has one child.


 

Mr. Hershel Turner

Recruiting Operations Officer
Phone: (206) 296-2439
Email: turnerhershe@seattleu.edu

Mr. Hershel L. Turner is Seattle University’s Army ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer. He retired from the Army in 2013 as a Command Sergeant Major, after completing 34 years of active service. Mr. Turner entered the Army from Lawton, Oklahoma in 1979, and was assigned as a Field Artillery Soldier. He completed assignments in numerous locations, including Hawaii, Fort Sill, Kent State University, Germany, and Iraq. Mr. Turner has served in every enlisted leadership position, including the highest ranking leadership position, Command Sergeant Major, and was assigned the position of Cadet Command CSM from 2006 - 2012. He completed several military courses, including the Sergeant Major’s Academy, Key Stone Course, First Sergeant Course, Garrison SGM Course, 1st SGT Course, Air Assault Course, Drill Sergeant School, and Master Fitness Course. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Trident University in Leadership Management.


SFC(P) Robert Terry

Military Science Instructor
Phone: (206) 296-5626
Email: terryrob@seattleu.edu

SFC(P) Robert Terry is the Military Science Instructor (SMI) responsible for training the foundational skills to the MSI Cadets. SFC(P) 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 Benning Ga; a Drill Sergeant Leader as the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy; and a Battalion Armor Master Gunner. SFC(P) Terry was born in New York and raised in various states along the East Coast, he is married and has four children.

 


 Mrs. Lawanda Andrews, Logistics Tech

Mrs. LaWanda Andrews

Logistics Technician
Phone: (206) 296-2813
Email: andrewslawan@seattleu.edu

Mrs. LaWanda Andrews is a Department of the Army Civilian employee.  She is the new LOGTECH for the Seattle University Army ROTC.  She is a retired Non-commissioned officer (NCO) who served 20 years in the U.S. Army as an Automated Logistics Specialist.  While assigned to the 296th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB) at JBLM, 3rd Brigade 2nd Infantry Division (The Army’s First Stryker Brigade Combat Team) she deployed to Iraq from November 2003- December 2004, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  While stationed at JBLM, she was responsible for the daily operations of the Class II, IV, VII and IX supply Warehouse.  She completed assignments in numerous locations to including Germany, Kansas, California, Maryland and Washington.  She earned a Master’s Degree from Trident University in Logistics and a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management.

 


 

Mr. John Gouveia

Human Resources Technician
Phone: (206) 296-2123
Email: gouveiaj@seattleu.edu

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 retired from the Army Reserves with more than 27 years 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.

 

 Shea Taisey, Senior Administrative Assistance for the Department of Military Science/Army ROTC

Ms. Shea Taisey

Senior Administrative Assistant 
Military Science/ROTC 
Phone: (206) 296-6431 
Email: taiseys@seattleu.edu 

Ms. Shea joined the Seattle University College of Arts & Sciences as a staff member in 2017, and worked in the English Department prior to joining the ROTC office. She is a born-and-raised Seattleite with a Bachelor's Degree from Western Washington University. She loves getting to know our Cadets, and watching them grow into successful scholars and Commissioned Officers.


Ms. Rose A. Zbiegien

In Memory

Ms. Rose first graduated Seattle University in 1992 and never left, as many staff and faculty fondly remember. She pursued multiple degrees over her time at the University and worked in most of the departments within the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2016, she came out of retirement to work with the Military Science/ROTC program until her passing in 2018. During her two years with the Brady Battalion, she helped with everything from organizing events to offering advice and support to all the Cadets who came in. She filled the office with her laughter and her wit and is missed every day. Ms. Rose is survived by her husband Mike and their three children and five grandchildren, and the Brady Battalion thanks them for sharing the wonderful Ms. Rose with us.



If you like what you see, or would like to know more we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call at the Seattle University Army ROTC office at 206-296-6431 or email the Military Science Department at ROTC@seattleu.edu.