University of California Los Angeles
UCLA Army ROTC training is focused on preparing cadets for success in ROTC and for advancement to Phase II of their training and the Officer Basic Course after college graduation. All training exercises reflect challenging situations Army leaders face everyday.

Real World Experience

UCLA Army ROTC training is focused on preparing cadets for success in ROTC and for advancement to Phase II of their training and the Officer Basic Course after college graduation. All training exercises reflect challenging situations Army leaders face everyday.

Learn Leadership from Real Leaders

All ROTC instruction is taught by experienced Army officers and noncommissioned officers. All instructors have combat experience and have deployed in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Allied Force, Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom, and served in multiple leadership positions and operational assignments world-wide.

UCLA Cadre

Lieutenant Colonel Michael McDermott

Professor of Military Science

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Master Sergeant Christian Chisholm

Senior Military Instructor

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Lieutenant Colonel Chris Barra

Assistant Professor of Military Science

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Major Bill Ritch

Assistant Professor of Military Science

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Executive Officer

Major Soyong Song

Assistant Professor of Military Science

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Major Jennifer Valdivia

Assistant Professor of Military Science

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Captain David Chichetti

Assistant Professor of Military Science

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Training Officer

Captain Karensa Foxx

Assistant Professor of Military Science

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Captain Sid Mendoza

Assistant Professor of Military Science

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Captain Erin Fritzler

Enrollment Officer

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Assistant Professor of Military Science

Captain Douglas Washington

Enrollment Officer

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Assistant Professor of Military Science

Captain Douglas Washington

Enrollment Officer

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Assistant Professor of Military Science

Captain Douglas Washington

Enrollment Officer

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Assistant Professor of Military Science

Sergeant First Class Aaron Hales (CSUN)

Training NCO

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Assistant Professor of Military Science

Sergeant First Class Aaron Hales (CSUN)

Training NCO

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Assistant Professor of Military Science

Sergeant First Class Eric Wood (UCLA)

Training NCO

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Assistant Professor of Military Science

Staff Sergeant Leanna Lopez (UCLA)

Training NCO

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Assistant Professor of Military Science

Mr. Josiah Faber

Recruiting Officer

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Ms. Victoria Sanelli

Department Manager

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Victoria Sanelli was born in Santa Monica, California and raised in Camarillo, California. She attended UCLA, where she participated in AIESEC (International Association of Students in Business and Economics), worked at Kerckhoff Coffeehouse, was a student reseracher for Prof. J. Fred Weston and earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Philosophy and Economics.

After graduation, Vicki worked as a banking intern in Kyoto, Japan. On her return to the United States, Vicki worked for The Disney Channel as a sales analyst where she focused on national accounts and strategic planning and analysis. Vicki then worked for Mattel as Sales Research Analyst for International Markets.

In 1998, Vicki joined DIRECTV to start up their Sales Communications Department. Over the next 7 years, she planned and implemented a wide range of programs to support DIRECTV's sales initiatives and oversaw day-to-day operations related to the execution of all retail communications.

Vicki has been with the Department of Military Science since 31 October 2005. Vicki is also an active volunteer the North Westdale Neighborhood Association and REP America and is a long-time member of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Slow Food Los Angeles. In her free time, Vicki is working her way through the U.S. Army Chief of Staff's Proffesional Reading List, waiting for Ben Folds to play L.A. again and trying to teach the family dog JoJo new tricks.

Mr. Gary Cope

Supply Technician