Faculty & Staff

Gonzaga ROTC Faculty


Lieutenant Colonel Edward Adams

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Adams - Aviation

Professor of Military Science - Department Chair

MSIV (Senior) Instructor
Phone: (509) 313-6511
Email: adamse@gonzaga.edu

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Adams commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Aviation in 2003, and trained as a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot at the U.S. Army’s flight school in Fort Rucker, Al. His assignments include duty as an Assault Helicopter Platoon leader, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion Plans Officer in the 82nd Airborne Division from 2004 – 2008; Assault Helicopter Company Commander in the 1st Infantry Division from 2009 – 2011; Assistant Professor of Military Science at Creighton University from 2011 – 2013; Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 2-13th Aviation Regiment from 2014 – 2016; Brigade Executive Officer for the 1st Aviation Brigade from 2016 – 2017; and most recently completed an assignment as an Exercise Planner in NATO’s Land Command in Izmir, Turkey. Lieutenant Colonel Adams received a BA in History in 2003 from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, and received a MMAS in Military History in 2014 from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Leavenworth, KS. His awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, and the Air Medal.

Master Sergeant Chris Ford 

Master Sergeant Chris Ford - Scout

Senior Military Science Instructor

MSIII (Junior) Instructor
Phone: (509) 313-6518
Email: ford@gonzaga.edu

MSG Christopher Ford is a native of Camarillo, California. He entered the military on March 24, 2000. His assignments include 6th Cavalry Aviation Brigade, South Korea (2000-2001). 2nd BN, 7th Cav (Mechanized Infantry), 3rd BDE, 1st CD, Ft. Hood, TX (2001-2005); 2nd Sqdn, 14th Cav, 2nd SBCT 25th ID, Schofield Barracks, HI (2005-2011), 2nd Sqdn, 1st Cav, 4th SBCT, 2ID, JBLM, WA (2011-2014), Operations Group, Cobra Team , Fort Irwin, CA. (2014-2016) and 3rd Sqdn 71st Cav, Ft. Drum, NY (2016-2019). MSG Ford has served in numerous duty positions to include HMMWV Driver, Gunner, Team Leader, Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Reconnaissance Platoon Observer Controller, Troop First Sergeant and Operations Sergeant. His deployments include Iraq (3) and Afghanistan (1).  His military education includes the 1SG Course, Senior Leader Course, Stryker Leader Course, Security Forces Adviser Course, Army Reconnaissance Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Rappel Master Course, and more. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, and five Army Commendation Medals.

Captain Kyle Esquibel 

Captain Kyle Esquibel - Air Defense Artillery

Assistant Professor of Military Science

MSIII (Junior) Instructor - Training Officer
Phone: (509) 313-6524
Email: esquibel@gonzaga.edu

CPT Kyle Esquibel was born on Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington State to an enlisted military Family. CPT Esquibel graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery in May of 2013. His assignments as an Air Defender range from Fire Control Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer for the 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Regiment. He was transferred to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Regiment in September 2017 to serve as the Current Operations Officer and later Battery Commander. His military education includes the Captain Career Course, Combatives Level 1, and Airborne School.  His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and two Army Commendation Medals.

 Sergeant First Class Bradley Rudolph

Sergeant First Class Bradley Rudolph - Infantry

Military Science Instructor

MSII (Sophomore) Instructor - Training NCO
Phone: (509) 313-
Email: rudolph@gonzaga.edu

SFC Bradley Rudolph is a native of Gridley, California. He entered the Army in July 1999. He completed One Station Unit Training, Basic Airborne Training and the Ranger Indoctrination Program at Ft. Benning Georgia.

Throughout his career, SFC Rudolph has served in a variety of enlisted positions including Assistant Machine Gunner, Gun Team Leader, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Weapon Squad Leader, Small Group Instructor, Senior Small Group Instructor, Reconnaissance Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Operations Sergeant, First Sergeant and USARAK Marksmanship NCOIC. He has participated in two combat deployments to Iraq and two combat deployments to Afghanistan.
His previous duty assignments include 2/75 Ranger Regiment, FT. Lewis WA., 3-21 Infantry Regiment, FT. Lewis WA., 1-2 Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck Germany., Infantry ALC NCOA, FT. Benning GA.,1-5 Infantry Regiment, FT. Wainwright AK and the 1/24th Infantry Regiment, FT. Wainwright.

His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), the Valorous Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), the Army Achievement Medal (7th Award), the Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), the Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medal, the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Combat Infantryman Badge, Airborne wings.

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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, 359 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 twice.

 Daniel Sheahan

Colonel (retired) Daniel Sheahan - Logistics

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


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, CPT 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.

Captain Mason Flemmer 

Captain Mason Flemmer - Engineer

Reserve Assistant Professor of Military Science

Email: flemmer@gonzaga.edu

CPT 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. CPT 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.

 

CPT 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, CPT Flemmer is the Director of Orchestras at Central Valley High School, Football coach at Greenacres Middle School and performs with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra.

 

 


Gonzaga ROTC Staff


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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.

 Kevin Bannister  

Kevin Bannister

Supply Technician

Phone: 
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Leslie Burks

Leslie Burks

Office Manager

Phone: (509) 313-6512
Email: burks@gonzaga.edu

 

 

 


Colonel (retired) Daniel Sheahan - Logistics

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