Faculty & Staff

Gonzaga ROTC Faculty

Lieutenant Colonel Eduardo Rodriguez - Field Artillery 

Professor of Military Science - Department Chair

LTC Ed Rodriguez is a prior service (CA and WA state ARNG) 1998 graduate of Gonzaga University. Commissioned into the Field Artillery in January 1999, LTC Rodriguez was first assigned to the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery in the First Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas and served as a Fire Direction Officer, Firing Platoon Leader, and Ammunition Platoon Leader. Following the Captain’s Career Course in 2002 and Combined Arms Services Staff School in January 2003, LTC Rodriguez was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery in the 1st Armored Division in Baumholder, Germany in the spring of 2003.

Spending six years in Germany, LTC Rodriguez served as Assistant Operations Officer (OIF 01), 1-35 AR Task Force Fire Support Officer, Battalion Rear Detachment Commander (22 months) and C/4-27 FA Commander (20 months to include OIF 08-09). Briefly serving as a Brigade FSO, LTC Rodriguez then finished the overseas assignment and served as a Fires Planner for US Army South for 2 years. Following Intermediate Level Education at Fort Leavenworth, LTC Rodriguez arrived at Fort Drum, NY where he served as Brigade FSO, Battalion Operations Officer (OEF 13), Battalion Executive Officer, and Division Artillery (DIVARTY) Operations Officer.

During three years with America’s First Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, LTC Rodriguez served as Deputy Future Operations officer and Combined Operation – Integration Center (COIC) Chief. LTC Rodriguez then served for one year with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command in Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam as the Deputy in the Commander’s Initiative Group and as the Deputy Chief of Staff. Selected for Professor of Military Science, LTC Rodriguez arrived to McDaniel College in August 2019.

During a 20+ year career, LTC Rodriguez deployed twice to Iraq (both 15 month tours) and twice to Afghanistan (8 months in 2013 and 4 months from Nov 2018 to Feb 2019).

LTC Rodriguez holds a BA- History from Gonzaga University and a MA-Management and Leadership from Webster University. He is married to Michele (a chef) for over 21 years and has three adult sons; Austen, Christian, and Gabriel. The family calls North Idaho home.



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MSG Tommy Snyder

Senior Military Science Instructor

MSIII (Junior) Instructor



Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Nogle - Field Artillery

Assistant Professor of Military Science

MS I (Freshman), MSIII (Junior), and Military History Instructor
Phone: (509) 313-6515
Email: noglek@gonzaga.edu

LTC Kevin Nogle grew up in an Army family, living across the United States, Germany, and Bahrain. He commissioned as a Field Artillery Second Lieutenant in 2002 from Florida Tech Army ROTC with a Bachelor's of Science in Interdisciplinary Science concentrating in mathematics.

His previous assignments include 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA (2003-2006); 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, TX (2007-2010); Florida A&M Army ROTC, Tallahassee, FL (2010-2012); Division West, First Army, Fort Hood, TX (2012-2013); III Corps, Fort Hood, TX (2013-2014); 3d Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, TX (2014-2016); Office of the Program Manager - Saudi Arabian National Guard, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2016-2017); 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO (2017-2018); Division West, First Army, Fort Hood, TX (2018-2021). He has served in numerous duty positions including Platoon Fire Direction Officer; Battalion Adjutant; Battery Commander; Assistant Professor of Military Science; Battalion Executive Officer; Corps Current Operations Officer; Battalion Operations Officer; Artillery Battalion Advisor; Division Deputy Operations Officer; Fire Support Officer at the Troop, Squadron, Brigade, Regiment, and Division levels; and Executive Officer to the Commanding General. He has two combat deployments to Iraq (January 2005-January 2006 and November 2007-January 2009).

His military education includes Officer Basic Course, Captains Career Course, Command and General Staff College, Bradley Commanders Course, Joint Fire Power Course, Precision Fires Target Mensuration Course, and Tactical Information Operations Course. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, a Valorous Unit Award, and the Combat Action Badge. He has a Masters of Science in Space Sciences from American Military University (2018).


Assistant Professor of Military Science - Pending

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Training Officer


Sergeant First Class Kenneth Rolle

Military Science Instructor

MS II (Sophomore) Instructor / Training NCO

Jason Baggott

Major Jason Baggott - Field Artillery

Reserve Assistant Professor of Military Science

Email: baggott@gonzaga.edu

Upon commissioning from Texas A&M University in 2009, MAJ Baggott was sent to Fort Sill, OK to complete Field Artillery Basic Officer Leadership Course. As a Lieutenant, he was stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord within 4th Brigade 2nd Infantry Division. While in this unit, he participated in one deployment to Afghanistan in support Operation Enduring Freedom XIII. He completed his Battery Command at Fort Bragg, NC within the prestigious 2nd Brigade 82nd Airborne Division. He brings to Gonzaga ROTC a wealth of experience.


Major Mason Flemmer - Engineer

Reserve Assistant Professor of Military Science

Email: flemmer@gonzaga.edu

MAJ Mason Flemmer is a native of Spokane, WA., Graduate of Ferris High School and Eastern Washington University where he received his Bachelors of Arts in Music Education and Masters in Educational Leadership. MAJ Flemmer commissioned in 2009 as a Second Lieutenant into the Engineer Corps. His military education includes the Direct Commission Officers Course, Engineer Basic Officer Leaders Course, Engineer Captains Career Course, Commanders/First Sergeant Course and the Counter Explosive Hazards Planning Course.

MAJ Flemmer has served in a variety of assignments; Platoon Leader - 455 EN CO (Hayden Lake, ID), Platoon Leader - 322 EN CO (Decorah, IA) (deployment: Kandahar, Afghanistan - Vertical/Horizontal Operations, 2011-12), Company Commander - 455 EN CO (Hayden Lake, ID) (deployment: Kandahar, Afghanistan - Route Clearance Patrols/Combined Arms Breach Team Commander, 2013-14), Assistant S3/Battle Captain - 321 EN BN (Boise, ID), Company Commander - 672 EN CO (Missoula, MT). 

Some of his awards include the Bronze Star (one oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (two service stars), Meritorious Unit Commendation (one oak leaf cluster), Golden Combat Spurs and German Armed Forces Badge (GAFB) for Military Proficiency (Gold). 

As a civilian, MAJ Flemmer is the Director of Orchestras and a Football Coach at Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley and performs with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra.


Captain Kelli Trom

Reserve Assistant Professor of Military Science



CPT Kelli Trom grew up in Buckley, WA. She completed the running start program at Pierce Community College enabling her to graduate high school with her Associate of Arts degree in 2011. She then decided to seek out ROTC and was offered a scholarship as a National Guard SMP Cadet with Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. In order for her to transfer she attended the Leadership Training Course (LTC) in Fort Knox, Kentucky where she became known as the youngest cadet to ever graduate from LTC. She then received her commission from Azusa Pacific University in 2015 as a National Guard Adjutant General Officer.


She served in the National Guard for 3 years before switching over to the United States Army Reserves. She has completed Adjutant General Basic Officer Leader’s Course and Captain’s Career Course. CPT Trom has stayed heavily involved within S-1 Sections having served as an Assistant to a Brigade S1 with 41 IBCT (Clackamas, OR); Battalion S1 with 479th EN BN (Fort Drum, NY) and Battalion S1 with 4-414th SROTC BN (Fort Lewis, WA).


As a civilian, CPT Trom is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a married mother of 3 young boys. 



Gonzaga ROTC Staff


Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Alan Westfield PhD - Infantry

Recruiting/Enrollment Officer

Ranger Challenge Coach
Phone: (509) 313-6517
Email: westfield@gonzaga.edu

Alan Westfield served as an Infantry officer for 21 years in the United States Army in the United States, Europe, and Southwest and Central Asia. He earned a commission into the Officer Corps in 1979 and served with the 197th Infantry Brigade, 1st Armored Division, 3d US Army, the Berlin Brigade, US Army Europe, and US Army Cadet Command. He deployed to Operations Desert Shield/ Desert Storm in 1990/1991, Operation Joint Endeavor in 1996, Operations Iraqi Freedom/ New Dawn in 2010, and Resolute Support in Afghanistan in 2015/6. From 1996-2000, he served as Professor of Military Science at Eastern Washington University. Since retiring from active duty in September 2000, LTC (Ret) Westfield has been a Senior Military Science Instructor at Gonzaga and Whitworth Universities responsible for attracting and developing future Army officers for challenges that lie ahead, teaching the Bulldog Battalion’s sophomore MS IIs, and coaching the Ranger Challenge team. During that period, 411 Second Lieutenants have been commissioned and the program has distinguished itself by earning the General Douglas MacArthur Award three times and representing US Army Cadet Command at the international Sandhurst Competition in West Point, NY three times.

Master Sergeant (retired) Henry Alvarado

Human Resources Technician

Phone: (509) 313-6516
Email: alvarado@gonzaga.edu

Henry Alvarado served as a Personnel Specialist for 21 years in the United States Air Force. He retired in 2004 as the Superintendent, Career Enhancement, 92nd Mission Support Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. He earned an Associate Degree in Human Resources through the Community College of the Air Force.

His assignments include Randolph AFB, Texas; Woensdrecht AB, Netherlands; Nellis AFB, Nevada; Geilenkirchen NATO AB, Germany; Landstuhl, Germany; Vandenberg AFB, California; and Soto Cano AB, Honduras.

He deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990/1991 and assigned to the 354th Task Force Wing in support of two A-10 Squadrons. The 354th was one of the first USAF units deployed to the Persian Gulf.

Since retiring from active duty, Henry has been the Human Resources Technician and Enrollment Eligibility Officer for Gonzaga and Whitworth Universities.



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Sergeant (retired) Janet Seaton

Supply Technician

Phone: (509) 313-6512

Janet Seaton served as a Finance Specialist for 14 years and 6 years and as a Quartermaster NCO in the United States Army. She retired in 2015 as an S4 NCO at 2nd Stryker Brigade, 2d Infantry Division based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

Her assignments included time spent at Ft. Bliss, Texas, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Ft. Lee, Virgina, and Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. 

She deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in 2013 and assigned to the 501St BSB, 1ST BDE, 1ST AD outside of Kandahar, Afghanistan. 

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Services from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science in Educational Counseling from National University in Sacramento, CA.  She comes to Gonzaga with a wealth of educational knowledge and since retiring from military service, she has constantly been working with active duty and veterans.


Kristina Williams

Office Manager

Phone: 509-313-6512
Email: williamsk@gonzaga.edu

Kristina Williams served in the United States Navy from 1998-2001 and was stationed onboard the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67).  While onboard, she did one Persian Gulf deployment during Operation Southern Watch from 1999-2000.  She also participated in OPSAIL 2000 and Sail Boston 2000.  In 2001, she was assigned to the Command Career Counselors at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida.

Majoring in Early Childhood Education, she earned her Associates degree from Spokane Falls Community College and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  She came to the Bulldog Battalion with over a decade of service in the private and public education system.

Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, she has called the Pacific Northwest home for 19 years. 



Colonel (retired) Daniel Sheahan - Logistics

MSI (Freshmen) Instructor
Phone: (509) 313-6524
Email: sheahan@gonzaga.edu