Alan Westfield Biography

Principal Job Title and Responsibilities Senior Military Science Instructor and Enrollment Officer for Gonzaga University's Reserve Officer Training Corps Bulldog Battalion. Responsible for recruiting, retaining, contracting, developing, and commissioning future United States Army officers. Assists the Professor of Military Science by directing marketing, recruiting, and enrollment operations. Works closely with prospective students, parents, and friends in reference to application process for scholarships and school acceptance. Coordinates with Admissions, Visits, Financial Aid, and Registrar's offices.  Teaches MSIII Cadets and coaches Ranger Challenge team.

Maintains a positive and professional relationship with faculty, administrators, staff, students, and alumni at Gonzaga University, Whitworth College, and the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing; school districts; community colleges; US Army Recruiting Command units; Army units; and community members. Coordinates public affairs support for unit activities and achievement. Assists Military Science instructors and staff in training, teaching, mentoring, developing, motivating, and evaluating students.


Civilian Education BS, US Military Academy, West Point, NY; MSA, Central Michigan University; Ph.D Gonzaga University

Military Education Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Airborne School, Ranger School, Infantry Mortar Platoon Course, Infantry Company Northern Warfare Course, Bradley Leader Course, Combined Arms Staff Services School, Command and General Staff College

Professional Experience

Overseas Service: Germany, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Hungary, Croatia and Bosnia

Platoon Leader, Weapons Platoon Leader, Rifle Company Executive Officer: 1st Battalion 58th Infantry, 197th Infantry Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia

Company Commander, Detachment Commander, Training Officer: 1st Battalion 52d Infantry, Military Community of Bamberg, and 1st Armored Division, Germany

Plans Officer: 3d US Army and US Army Central Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia and Saudi Arabia

Operations Officer, Training Officer, Secretary of the General Staff, Brigade Adjutant, Executive Officer, Plans and Operations Chief: 5-502d Infantry Battalion, Berlin Brigade, 7th Signal Brigade, 7th Army Training Command, and US Army Europe Forward

Professor of Military Science: Eastern Washington University