Siena College
Combat Water Survival Training (CWST) is an event to test the cadets' swimming abilities. The event consists of several stations to include a 25 meter swim, 12 meter swim with weapon, blind equipment jump, equipment release, and BDU floatation methods. The CWST prepares cadets for the same event at Leadership Development Advanced Course (LDAC). Although it is a training event and skills test, cadets enjoy the opportunity to try something new.

Combat Water Survival

Combat Water Survival Training (CWST) is an event to test the cadets' swimming abilities. The event consists of several stations to include a 25 meter swim, 12 meter swim with weapon, blind equipment jump, equipment release, and BDU floatation methods. The CWST prepares cadets for the same event at Leadership Development Advanced Course (LDAC). Although it is a training event and skills test, cadets enjoy the opportunity to try something new.

LTC Andrew Beal

Professor of Military Science

Phone: (518) 783-2572

LTC Andrew Beal was commissioned in the US Army as a 2nd Lieutenant of Field Artillery on 16 May 1998 through the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) as a Distinguished Military Graduate. Upon graduating from the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma LTC Beal joined the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. LTC Beal served as a company fire support officer, a howitzer platoon leader, and as the assistant brigade fire support officer. In 2002 LTC Beal departed the 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) to attend the Infantry Captain's Career Course at Fort Benning Georgia. Upon completion of the Infantry Captains Career Course, LTC Beal was assigned to the 1st Armored Division (1AD) in Baumholder, Germany in 2003 where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in Baghdad, Iraq as the 1AD Cavalry Squadron's fire support officer. Upon redeployment to Germany LTC Beal served simultaneously as the 1AD Division Artillery chief of plans and the fire control officer. In 2005 LTC Beal was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment (4-27 FA) as the assistant battalion operations officer and deployed again to Baghdad in support of OIF, eventually where he commanded Battery A, 4-27 FA. In late 2007, after battery command, LTC Beal commanded the rear detachment for 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 1st Armored Division. In 2008 while the BCT was still deployed to Iraq, LTC Beal was called forward to serve as the BCT's fire support officer and ultimately the operations officer for 4-27 FA. LTC Beal was selected to serve as the 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment (1-84 FA) executive officer and deployed again, this time in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan to Faryab Province. Upon completion of his duties as battalion executive officer, LTC Beal was selected to simultaneously serve the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) as the effects coordinator and the chief of plans. In 2012 LTC Beal redeployed from Afghanistan, and departed the 170th IBCT, and Germany, for the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. LTC Beal was then attended the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), and graduated in 2014 to be reassigned once again to 3ID at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Shortly after arriving at Fort Stewart, LTC Beal deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan with the division headquarters. He served as the J5 (chief of plans) for Joint Task Force 3 (JTF-3) and the United States Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) in support of OEF, and subsequently Operation Freedom's Sentinel (OFS). Upon redeployment from Afghanistan in 2015, LTC Beal was selected to serve as the 3rd Infantry Division's G5 (chief of plans) until he was reassigned to his current duties as the Professor of Military Science at Siena College in May of 2016.

LTC Beal's awards include the Bronze Star (two oak leaf clusters), and the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster). LTC Beal's military training and education includes: Mountain Warfare School, Airborne School, Combatives Instructor Course, the Field Artillery Basic Course, the Infantry Captains Career Course, the Combined Arms Staff Service School, CGSC – Intermediate Level Education, and SAMS. LTC Beal has a bachelor of arts in political science and history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a masters of military art and science (MMAS) in operational art from SAMS.

MSG Derrick Ambrose

Senior Military Science Instructor

CPT Lesly Perrier

Assistant Professor of Military Science

CPT Christopher Orlando

Assistant Professor of Military Science

CPT Roosevelt McCray

Assistant Professor of Military Science

SSG Patricia Berrrios

Military Science Instructor

SFC Gustavo Hurtado

Military Science Instructor

SFC Colin Murphy

Military Science Instructor