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Cadets practice throwing a hand grenade.

Throwing a hand grenade

Cadets practice throwing a hand grenade.

Lieutenant Colonel Ammilee Oliva

Professor or Military Science

<p>(410) 617-2277,<a href="aaoliva@loyola.edu">aaoliva@loyola.edu</a></p><p>Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Ammilee Oliva currently serves as the Department Chair and Professor of Military Science at Loyola University in Baltimore, MD. LTC Oliva grew up in Canton, Massachusetts and attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice and commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate into the Army through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) in 2001.</p><p>LTC Oliva’s first assignment was as a Platoon leader in the 66th Military Intelligence Company, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Fort Carson, Colorado. She deployed with her Platoon to Iraq in 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and while deployed was assigned as the Support Squadron S2 (Senior Intelligence Officer).</p><p>After completing the MI Captains' Career Course in 2005, LTC Oliva was assigned to NORAD/USNORTHCOM as a Counterterrorism Watch Officer. In 2007 LTC Oliva was selected to be the B Company, 743rd MI Battalion Company Commander at Buckley Airforce Base in Aurora, Colorado. Following Company Command she deployed to Afghanistan as the Signals Intelligence Terminal Guidance Officer-in-Charge. Upon return LTC Oliva attended the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) at Leavenworth, Kansas. Following graduation, LTC Oliva was assigned to 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. LTC Oliva served as an Intelligence Planner in the G5 and as the Division Deputy G2.</p><p>In June 2012, LTC Oliva relocated to Fort Meade, Maryland, to assume her new role as a strategic planner in the 902d MI Group S3; she served in this position for four months prior to selection for 310th MI Battalion Executive Officer (XO). Following her time as XO she was assigned back at the Group as the S3 (Operations Officer). After a year as the Group S3, she assumed her duties as the Group Deputy Commanding Officer (DCO) in June of 2017. LTC Oliva was recently selected as the Department Chair and Professor of Military Science for the Loyola-Towson Army ROTC Greyhound Battalion in Baltimore, Maryland.</p><p>LTC Oliva earned a Masters of Arts from Webster University in Management and Leadership, and a Masters of Military Arts and Sciences in Theater Operations from CGSC.</p><p>Her awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Citation), Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1st Citation), the Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.</p>

Master Sergeant Justin Hicks

Senior Military Instructor

<p>(410) 617-5169,<a href="johicks@loyola.edu">johicks@loyola.edu</a>

Mr. Joseph A. Mucci

Scholarship and Enrollment Officer / Executive Officer

<p>(410) 617-5179,<a href="mailto:jmucci@loyola.edu">jmucci@loyola.edu</a></p><p>Mr. Joseph Mucci was born and raised in New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and commissioned as a second lieutenant from the Drexel University ROTC program in 2004. He is an Army Civilian within the ROTC Department and a Major in the Maryland Army National Guard.</p><p>Mr. Mucci’s assignments include Scout Platoon Leader, C/5-117 Cavalry; Rifle Platoon Leader, A/1-114 Infantry; Rear Detachment Commander, A/1-114 IN; Battalion Training Officer, HQ/1-114 IN; S-4, HQ/1-114 Infantry; Commander, C/1-114 Infantry; Assistant S-3 and Plans Officer, HQ/1-114 Infantry; Operations Officer, HQ/58 BFSB; Assistant S-3, HQ/58 BFSB; Plans Officer, 1-110th IO; Deputy Chief of Operations, HQ/29 DIV; and Branch Chief for Collective Training and Evaluations, G3/MDARNG. He deployed to Iraq as a Scout Platoon Leader in support of OIF 06-08 and to Kuwait as the Deputy CHOPS in support of OSS in 2016-2017.</p><p>Mr. Mucci’s military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, Maneuver Captain’s Career Course, Unit Movement Officer’s Course, Support Operations Course, Unit Mobilization Planner Course, the SOCC Instructor Trainer Course, the Recruiting Operations Officer Course, the Supervisor Development Course, the CNO/CAO Course, and the FA30 Information Operations Officer Qualification Course.</p><p>Mr. Mucci’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (2nd Award), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (w/ two Campaign Stars), and the Combat Action Badge.</p><p>Mr. Mucci currently serves as the Loyola University Maryland ROTC Battalion Scholarship and Enrollment Officer. He is responsible for recruiting, enrollment and managing scholarships. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, two dogs, cat, and horse. His hobbies include CrossFit, reading, and Netflix.</p>

Captain Kyle Zdrojewski

Training Officer

<p>(410) 617-2397,<a href="mailto:@kzdrojewski@loyola.edu">kzdrojewski@loyola.edu</a></p><p></p>

Captain Coraetta Howell

Operations Officer

<p>(410) 617-2387,<a href="mailto:cahowell@loyola.edu">cahowell@loyola.edu</a></p><p>Captain Coraetta A. Howell earned her commission as a Second Lieutenant by attending Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia in 2009, later she became branch qualified as a Quartermaster Officer. Prior to her commissioning she entered the Army in 2002, and completed basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia as a 92A- Logistics Specialist. Her highest enlisted rank achieved was Staff Sergeant. </p><p>CPT Howell received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Kansas State University and later received her Master’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Logistics from Florida Institute of Technology.</p><p>CPT Howell is a graduate of the Recruiting Operations Officer Course, Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Support Operations Course, Ammo-62 Technical Transportation of Hazardous Material, the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Sling Load Inspector Certification Course, Basic Officer Leaders Course and Equal Opportunity Leaders Course.</p> <p>Her past assignments include Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants (POL) Platoon Leader and later Executive Officer of 226th Quartermaster Company, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Support Operations Supply and Services Officer, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Support Operations Fuel and Water Officer in Charge, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia and forward Afghanistan; Current Operations Chief for the Eighth Army G4 Directorate; and Assistant S3 and Alpha Distribution Company Commander in the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Polk, Louisiana.</p><p>CPT Howell’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC) and with “R” Device, Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development (2nd Num), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Num), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal.</p><p>CPT Howell is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and is married to Lieutenant Colonel Mark Howell. </p>

Captain Hayden D. Scardina

Assistant Professor of Military Science

<p>(410) 617-2276,<a href="mailto:loyola.rotc.s3.ops@loyola.edu">loyola.rotc.s3.ops@loyola.edu</a></p><p>Captain Hayden Scardina was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and commissioned as a second lieutenant in 2005.</p><p>CPT Scardina’s assignments include Platoon Leader, C/1-40th Cavalry; Executive Officer, C/1-40th Cavalry; Squadron Adjutant, 1-40th Cavalry; Brigade Assistant Operations Officer 4/2 SBCT, Commander, HHT/2-1st Cavalry. He deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom from 06-07 and 09-10.  Additionally Captain Scardina served as a Mechanized Company Trainer at the National Training Center from 2011-2012.</p><p>CPT Scardina’s military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, Maneuver Captain’s Career Course, Army Reconnaissance Course, Cavalry Leader Course and the Basic Airborne Course.</p><p>CPT Scardina’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.</p><p>CPT Scardina currently serves an Associate Professor of Military Science the Loyola University Maryland ROTC.  He lives in Baltimore with his wife and son.  His hobbies include running, fishing and reading.</p>

Sergeant First Class Scott Heil

Operations NCO

<p>(410) 617-2387,<a href="mailto:sheil@loyola.edu">sheil@loyola.edu</a>

Sergeant First Class Daniel Everett

Operations NCO

Sergeant First Class Kevin E. McCluskey

MDARNG Liaison and Recruiter

<p><a href="mailto:kevin.e.mccluskey.mil@mail.mil">kevin.e.mccluskey.mil@mail.mil</a></p><p>Sergeant First Class Kevin E. McCluskey was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He first enlisted in the United States Army at 17 and left for basic training a week after graduating from high school. He is currently finishing his degree in Criminal Justice. He has joined the Greyhound Battalion as the Maryland Army National Guard Embedded Recruiter and U.S. Military History Course Instructor.</p><p>SFC McCluskey’s assignments include Operator, Scout Platoon HHB 4-5 ADA 1st Cav, Ft Hood, Texas (1999-2001); Team Chief and Section Sergeant Scout Platoon HHB 1-4 ADA 1st AR McCully Barracks, Germany (2001-2004) where he deployed as a Team Chief to Kosovo, KFOR 3B, (2001-2002) and as a Section Sergeant in support of OIF 01 (2003-2004); Training Instructor D Battery 2D 6th BDE Ft Bliss, Texas (2004-2005); Ambulance Crew Leader 224th Area Medical Company MDARNG (2005-2006); Team leader Scout Platoon HHC 1-141st INF (Light) TXARNG (2006-2007); Fire Support Sergeant B Co 1-175th INF (Light) MDARNG (2007-2009) where he deployed in support of the OIF 04 (2007-2008); Recruiting and Retention NCO MDARNG (2009-Present).</p><p>SFC McCluskey military education includes BNCOC Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania; PLDC Grafenwoehr, Germany; Air Assault School Ft Benning, GA; Rappel Master Course Ft Pickett, VA; U.S. Military History Course Instructor Ft Leavenworth, KS; Army Combatives Course Level I and II APG, MD; Army National Guard RRNCO Course Camp Robinson, AR; 79T Conversion Course Camp Robinson, AR; 11B Infantryman transition Course Fort Indiantown Gap, PA; 13F Fire Support Specialist Course, Ft Sill, OK; 14J Tactical Operator/ Maintainer Course Ft Bliss, TX; Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course Camp Fretterd, MD; Combat Lifesaver Course Camp Fretterd, MD; Army Basic Instructor Course, Camp Fretterd, MD.</p><p>SFC McCluskey's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), and Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award).</p>

Mr. Thomas Alexander

Human Resources Technician

<p>(410) 617-2401,<a href="mailto:talexander1@loyola.edu">talexander1@loyola.edu</a></p><p>Mr. Thomas Alexander is from Baltimore, MD. He has been working the Greyhound Battalion at Loyola University Maryland.</p><p>Mr. Alexander’s assignments include the 708th Maintenance Battalion, GE (Federal Republic of Germany) from Feb 1978 –Feb 1980; HHB 3/70 Armor, Ft Polk, LA 1980 from Feb 1980 until June 1980, USAG, Ft Detrick, MD from June 1980 until Aug 1982; HHB 3/61 ADA, and Büdingen GE from Aug 1982 – Aug 1984. His last tour on active duty was 15 AG Co 1stCAV, Ft Hood, TX from Aug 1984 – Jul 1985.</p><p>In July 1985, Mr. Alexander went into the United States Army Reserves and was assigned to the 100th Station Hospital Baltimore, MD. 100 Stationed Hospital deactivated, and he was reassigned to the 4214th Army Hospital. He was promoted from the 4214th Army Hospital and was assigned to HQ, 80th Division OSUT, Fort Meade, MD. He retired on 10 December 2001 from HQ 80th Division Richmond, VA 23237 at Fort Mead, MD.</p><p>Mr. Alexander’s military education includes the Standard Installation Division Personnel System Course, the Primary Leadership Course, and the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course.</p><p>Mr. Alexander’s awards and decorations include the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 1), the Army Commendation Medal (w/ 1 OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal (w/Bronze 2 knots), the Marksman Qualification Badge (Rifle), and NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 1).</p>

Mr. Lemar Williams

Supply Technician

<p>(410) 617-2403,<a href="mailto:lwilliams@loyola.edu">lwilliams@loyola.edu</a></p><p>Mr. Williams is the Supply Tech (PBO) for this Battalion; he has been at Loyola since November 1988. He entered the DOD civil service in 1984 after four years active duty as Unit Supply Specialist.</p><p>Mr. Williams came to Loyola from Ft. Meade DOC, where he worked in the small purchase section. Mr. Williams has a wife and four sons.</p>