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Our Cadets Exercising Field Formation During Fall Field Training Exercise
Each semester, our Cadets spend 3 full days exercising their knowledge they have gained throughout the year during their semester Field Training Exercise.
LTC Greg Nardi
Professor of Military Science
LTC Greg Nardi received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army after graduating from West Point in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering. Following the Armor Officer Basic Course, LTC Nardi was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia where he served as a tank platoon leader, scout platoon leader, and troop executive officer in the 3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment.
Upon completion of the Armor Captains Career Course in 2000, LTC Nardi served in the Republic of Korea as the Assistant Operations Officer of 2d Battalion, 72d Armored Regiment at Camp Casey. In 2001, he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. While at Fort Hood, LTC Nardi served as the Battalion Assistant Operations Officer, Tank Company Commander, and Headquarters Company Commander. In 2004, LTC Nardi deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom II as the Headquarters Company Commander and later as a Brigade Plans Officer.
From 2005 to 2007, LTC Nardi served as the Unmanned Systems Lead conducting combat materiel development as part of the Army’s Future Combat Systems program. During this assignment, LTC Nardi earned a Masters of Business Administration from Touro University International. From 2007 to 2009, he attended the Army’s Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies where he earned a Masters of Military Arts and Science.
LTC Nardi then served in the 4th Infantry Divison Headquarters at Fort Carson, Colorado as a Division Plans Officer. He was subsequently assigned to 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division as the Battalion Operations Officer and later as the Battalion Executive Officer. During this assignment, LTC Nardi deployed to Afghanistan from 2010-2011. LTC Nardi then returned to the 4th Infantry Division Headquarters where he served as the G5/Division Chief of Plans from 2012-2013.
LTC Nardi was selected to be the Professor of Military Science at Temple University in 2013.
Mr. Marc Young
Recruiting Operation Officer
Mr. Young is a 29 year veteran of the US Army. He has served on Active Duty, The Army National Guard and the US Army Reserve.
Mr. Young originally enlisted in 1981 as a Private in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and completed the Infantry Basic Course at Fort Benning, GA. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1985 from Drexel University Army ROTC and where he completed a degree in Political Science and History.
After completing the Military Intelligence Officers’ Basic Course at Fort Huachuca, AZ, he was assigned at the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany where he participated in Exercise Reforger. He served as an Assistant Squadron Intelligence Officer and an Electronic Warfare Platoon Leader.
Upon completing his active duty tour, Mr. Young was reassigned to the U.S. Army Reserve as an Assistant Brigade Intelligence officer with the 157th Separate Infantry Brigade (Mechanized) in Horsham, PA, and later as a Battalion Intelligence Officer within the same Brigade.
In 1996, Mr. Young joined the 265th Military Intelligence Company (Linguists), as Executive Officer and later took command of the company. Following command, Mr. Young was selected to be an Inspector General serving the Commanding General of the 99th Regional Readiness Command. He was responsible for coverage of a four state area servicing more than 5,000 Soldiers.
In 1999, Mr. Young continued his service as an Inspector General with the 3rd US Army in Atlanta, GA. Immediately after September 11, 2001, Mr. Young deployed with 3rd US Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as part of Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC). Mr.Young performed his duties across Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Oman, and several other countries.
From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Young was assigned to the 656th Areas Support Group as an Operations Officer. He was responsible for a five-state area and five subordinate commands.
In 2004, Mr. Young was mobilized again as an Inspector General in support of deploying Soldiers at Fort Dix, NJ. Upon completing this assignment, Mr. Young continued to serve as Inspector General for the 99th Regional Readiness Command and later the 78th Training Division in Edison, NJ.
In 2010, Mr. Young was selected to command a Military Intelligence Detachment in Washington, DC.
Mr. Young has been instructing ROTC since 2000, first at Georgia State University Army ROTC and later at Temple University in Philadelphia.
MSG Scott M. McLaughlin
Senior Military Instructor
Master Sergeant Scott McLaughlin is a native of New York State. In 1995 he attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon completion he was awarded the MOS 19K, Armor Crewman. He has served in the 1/33rd Armor Battalion, Fort Lewis Washington, 1/11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin California, 1/77th Armor Battalion, Schweinfurt Germany, 1/18th Infantry Task Force during OIF 2 and 9 in Tikrit and Baghdad respectively, 1/34 Armor Battalion and 1st Infantry Division Headquarters, Fort Riley Kansas, 1/305 Armor Task Force, Camp Shelby Mississippi, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat team in Ghazni province Afghanistan during OEF11-12 and most recently in 1/4 Cavalry Squadron, Fort Riley Kansas.
MSG McLaughlin has held every enlisted leadership position up to First Sergeant, culminating as the Apache Troop and Headquarters and Headquarters Troop First Sergeant in 1/4 Cavalry. Additionally, he has held duty positions as an Observer Controller, Battalion and Division Master Gunner, Cavalry Training Team NCOIC, Security Forces Assistance Team Deputy Chief, and now the Senior Military Science Instructor at Temple University, Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
MSG McLaughlin’s military education includes all NCOES up to the Senior Leaders Course, 1SG and Commander Course, Tank Master Gunner School, Army Red Team training, Military Assistance and Security Advisor training, and the School of Cadet Command. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (5), Army Achievement Medal (6), Army Good Conduct Medal (6), National Defense Service Medal (BS), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (CS), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2CS), Global War on Terrorism Expedition and Service Medals, Overseas Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), and the NATO medal (ISAF). Additionally, MSG McLaughlin is a knight of the order of Saint George and a silver spur holder. He holds an Associate’s Degree from Barton County Community College and is currently enrolled in the University of Louisville (DL)
MSG McLaughlin is married to the former Chelsey Gandrow, together they have two sons, Patrick and Liam. They reside in Medford Twp. New Jersey.
CPT Jaan E. Sarapuu
Assistant Professor of Military Science
CPT Sarapuu was born in Philadelphia, PA and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Environmental Resource Management from Pennsylvania State University in 1997. After joining the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1999, CPT Sarapuu attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, SC and attended the PAARNG Officer Candidate School where he commissioned in July 2001. He was then assigned as a Platoon Leader for B Company, 103rd EN BN and attended the Engineer Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Upon his graduation from EOBC in May 2002, he was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Task Force Keystone) where he performed as a Platoon Leader conducting Force Protection missions in Schweinfurt, GE until February 2003.
CPT Sarapuu was hired for full time duty with the PAARNG in April 2005 to serve as the 103rd EN BN Training Officer. During this time, CPT Sarapuu became heavily involved in the PA CERF-P mission serving as the OIC for the Search and Extraction element. During his first AGR tour, CPT Sarapuu assumed command of the HSC, 103rd EN BN and completed his Master’s of Science Degree in Environmental Health from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. After leaving command, CPT Sarapuu was assigned as the 103rd EN BN S4 and attended the Multifunctional Logistics Captain’s Career Course in Fort Lee, VA and graduated in 2011. CPT Sarapuu was then attached to the 728th CSSB and deployed with them in support of Operation New Dawn where he performed Contracting Officer Representative duties for the Supply Support Activity Kuwait managing a contract in excess of $46 million and supervising 17 auditors, 126 Western employees and 952 contracted Eastern employees. After returning April 2012, he was assigned as the Battalion Operations Officer of the 103rd EN BN and in June 2013 reassigned as the Battalion Executive Officer. In December 2014 he was reassigned to Temple University working to support the local universities as an Assistant Professor of Military Science.
CPT Sarapuu’s military education includes the Intermediate Level Education Course (Common Core), Contracting Officer Representative Course, Multifunctional Logistics Captain’s Career Course, OPSEC level II certification, Confined Space Entry Training the and Engineer Officer Basic Course.
MAJ Daniel Peck
Assistant Professor of Military Science
MAJ Daniel Peck was born and raised in Lynbrook, New York. He received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery after graduating from Clarkson University in 2005, with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management. After his commission, he attended the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Upon completion of the basic course MAJ Peck was assigned as a Company Fire Support Officer (FSO) for Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. MAJ Peck’s Battalion was later reassigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s new 4th Brigade Combat Team, as part of 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment. As a member of the 2-508, he deployed to Ghazni Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from February 2007 to May 2008. MAJ Peck then served as the 2nd Battalion, 508th Infantry Battalion FSO until to attending the Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Following the Career Course, MAJ Peck was assigned to the 2nd Battalion 32nd Field Artillery of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, where he served as Battalion Fire Direction Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. During this assignment, he deployed with the Battalion to COB Speicher, Iraq from August 2009 to June 2010.
In February 2011, MAJ Peck assumed command of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion 32nd Field Artillery. In May 2012, he deployed the Battery to Patkika Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In August 2012, MAJ Peck was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment to serve as their Battalion FSO in Ghazni, Afghanistan. In February 2013, MAJ Peck redeployed with the Battalion and continued service as their FSO.
In September 2013, MAJ Peck was assigned as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Temple University ROTC, the Red Diamond Battalion.
MAJ Peck’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Iraq and Afghan Campaign Medals, the Combat Action Badge, the Army Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.
Ms. Malika Sharif
Human Resources Assistant
Malika Sharif was born in Philadelphia, PA and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Strayer University in 2011. She is a 14 year Veteran of the Army Reserves who is still currently serving. She is also a Department of the Army civilian and has been for the last 8 years. Ms. Sharif has a strong background in human resources, personnel administration as well as training both in the military and civilian sectors. Because of her numerous civilian positions to include: two years as a Human Resources Assistant for the Soldier Readiness Center (Fort Dix, NJ), four years as a USAR Unit Administrator for the 1st Battalion 417th Regiment (Blackwood, NJ), two years as a Staff Operations and Training Specialist for the 145th Multifunctional Medical Battalion (Garden Grove, CA); she brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the ROTC program. Along with her civilian experience, Ms Sharif also brings knowledge and experience from the Army.
Ms Sharif was deployed overseas in 2003-2004 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon completion of the deployment she served as the Senior Human Resources Sergeant for the 1079th Garrison Support Unit (Fort Dix, NJ). As one of the newest members of the Temple University ROTC family, Ms Sharif resides in Philadelphia with her son.
Sergeant First Class Robert P. Dove
Sergeant First Class Dove was born in Blacksburg, Virginia where he graduated from Blacksburg High School June 1997. SFC Dove has currently completed 55 credit hours towards his associates degree from AMU. SFC Dove has served in the Army from September 1997 until the present. His duty assignments are as follows Ft. Stewart, GA., Ft. Bragg NC., Ft. Benning, GA., Ft. Carson, CO., and currently Temple ROTC.
In addition to his duty assignments he has deployed four times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. SFC Dove has held numerous positions throughout his career; Dragon Gunner, SAW Gunner, Bradley Driver, Bradley Gunner, Master Gunner, Section Leader, and Platoon Sergeant.
SFC Dove’s military education includes Warrior Leaders Course, Airborne School, Advance Leaders Course, Bradley Master Gunner School, M2A3 Master Gunner School, Combatives Level 1, Senior Leaders Course, and Battle Staff. SFC Dove’s awards and decorations include Combat, Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge, Bronze Star (2), Army Commendation Medal for Valor (2), Army Commendation Medal (5), Army Achievement Medal (5), Presidential Unit Citation Award , Army Good Conduct Medal (4), National Defense Service Medal , Afghanistan Campaign Medal , Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal (2), NATO Medal and the Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion).
Jackie Hankins-Kent is a native of Philadelphia. She attended Murrell Dobbins Vocational Technical School. Prior to graduation she joined Temple University in 1978. She joined the Army ROTC program February 1989 as the department’s administrative assistant.