Loyola University Maryland

Army ROTC: Greyhound Battalion


Lieutenant Colonel Sean J. Gallagher


(410) 617-2277, sjgallagher@loyola.edu

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Sean J. Gallagher currently serves as the Department Chair and Professor of Military Science at Loyola University in Baltimore, MD. He was born and raised in Middletown, New Jersey. Sean is the son of the late John J. Gallagher and the late Regina E. Gallagher; brother to the late Daniel James (DeSales ’00) and Erin Elizabeth (The New School ’09). LTC Gallagher graduated in 1994 from Christian Brother Academy in Lincroft, NJ. He attended the University of Delaware where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and was a Distinguished Military Graduate. He was commissioned as an Infantry officer in May 1998.

LTC Gallagher’s first assignment was 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division in June 1999. He served in several positions typical of a Lieutenant to include leading units ranging in size from 40-210 paratroopers. In January 2001, he deployed to Kosovo with Task Force Red Falcon in support of NATO’s Operation JOINT GUARDIAN to provide a secure environment. Upon redeployment from Kosovo in July 2001, LTC Gallagher was transferred to the Military Intelligence Corps and was assigned as the Assistant Brigade Intelligence Officer (S-2) for planning with 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (an organization of 5000 paratroopers) and subsequently promoted to captain. As a captain, LTC Gallagher served in several command and staff positions. In June 2004, LTC Gallagher was assigned to the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Bragg; and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM in November 2004. He assumed command of a 90-Soldier company, HHC/519th Military Intelligence Battalion, at LSA ANACONDA, Balad, Iraq in June 2005. His unit was responsible for supporting Human Intelligence and Long Range Surveillance teams spread across northern Iraq. He then served as Brigade Intelligence Officer for the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (BfSB), an 1100 Soldier unit that collects intelligence for commanders, from July 2006 until July 2007. LTC Gallagher was selected to command of the 525th BfSB’s Rear Detachment at Fort Bragg, NC. While the brigade deployed elements to both Iraq and Afghanistan, LTC Gallagher served 14 months as a Rear Detachment Commander where he managed the flow of Soldiers and equipment to two different combat zones, cared for the Families of deployed Soldiers, managed nearly a dozen facilities, and interacted with Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, NC officials. Next, he attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; where he earned a Masters of Public Administration degree in May 2010. As an Army officer immersed in graduate studies, LTC Gallagher participated in a forum for the Governor-elect of North Carolina on military affairs, conducted a summer internship with the City Manager’s office in Fayetteville, NC; and completed a committee reviewed, independent research capstone project that studied the linkage of performance appraisals to organizational outcomes. Upon graduation, LTC Gallagher was immediately assigned as the Brigade Intelligence Officer for the 101st Sustainment Brigade (a 4000-Soldier unit), 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division at Fort Campbell, KY. He deployed in November 2010 to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM to Bagram Airfield where he provided intelligence to support operations spread across more than 100,000 square miles; protect US and host nation truck convoys; contributed to joint, interagency, and multinational anti-corruption efforts; and provide intelligence support to economic development initiatives in northern and eastern Afghanistan. LTC Gallagher was selected to serve a Command and General Staff College Interagency Fellow with a government agency in the Washington, DC area from September 2012 until August 2013. Most recently, Sean was assigned to the US Army Intelligence and Security Command G-3 (Operations) Liaison Office at Fort Meade, MD leading a team of analysts to assess future threats to drive Army capability development to meet those threats.

LTC Gallagher’s military education includes the Command and General Staff College, Infantry Captain’s Career Course, Infantry Officer’s Basic Course, Basic Airborne School, Ranger School, SERE Level C course, Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Operations Management Course, and the Brigade Combat Team Intelligence Officer Course. His awards include the Bronze Star (1 Oak Leaf Cluster-OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (2), NATO Medal Kosovo, NATO ISAF Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), the Ranger Tab and the Basic Parachutists Badge.

LTC Gallagher currently resides in Ellicott City, MD with his wife, Sarah E. Gallagher (University of Illinois ’00) a middle school social studies teacher at Columbia Academy in Howard County; seven year old daughter Ann Elizabeth; and four year old son.

Master Sergeant James L. Gentile, Senior Military Instructor

MSG Gentile

(410) 617-5169, jgentile@loyola.edu

MSG Gentile is a native of Buena, N.J. and entered the Army on September 14, 1994. He attended OSUT Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and graduated as an Armor Crewman and enrolled in the Excellence in Armor Program for his exceptional performance. MSG Gentile has served in multiple enlisted leadership positions including Gunner, Team Leader, Cavalry Scout Section Leader, Cavalry Scout Platoon Sergeant, HHT First Sergeant, and Reconnaissance Troop First Sergeant. MSG Gentile joined the Greyhound Battalion as a Senior Military Instructor in August 2013. MSG Gentile's assignments include 2-8 Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX, 1-37 Armor, 1st Armor Division, Friedberg, Germany, 1-32 Armor, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA, 1-14 Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA, 191st Infantry Brigade, First Army Division, Fort Lewis, WA, 8-1 Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA, and Greyhound Battalion, 4th Brigade, US Army Cadet Command. MSG Gentile's military education includes Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader’s Course, Senior Leader’s Course, First Sergeants Course, USASMA-Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Joint Fire Power Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, and University Senior Leader Course. MSG Gentile's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Army Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, and the Combat Action Badge. MSG Gentile is married and has two children.

Mr. Joseph A. Mucci, Scholarship and Enrollment Officer / Executive Officer

CPT Mucci

(410) 617-5179, jmucci@loyola.edu

Mr. Joseph Mucci was born and raised in New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and commissioned as a second lieutenant from the Drexel University ROTC program in 2004. He is an Army Civilian within the ROTC Department and a Captain in the Maryland Army National Guard.


Mr. Mucci’s assignments include Scout Platoon Leader, C/5-117 Cavalry; Rifle Platoon Leader, A/1-114  Infantry; Rear Detachment Commander and Battalion Training Officer, A/1-114 IN, HQ/1-114 IN; S-4, HQ/1-114 Infantry; Commander, C/1-114 Infantry; Assistant S-3 and Plans Officer, HQ/1-114 Infantry; and Operations Officer, HQ/58 BFSB. He deployed to Iraq as a Scout Platoon Leader in support of OIF 06-08.


Mr. Mucci’s military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, Maneuver Captain’s Career Course, Unit Movement Officer’s Course, Support Operations Course, Unit Mobilization Planner Course, the SOCC Instructor Trainer Course, and Recruiting Operations Officer Course.


Mr. Mucci’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (2nd Award), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal and the Combat Action Badge.


Mr. Mucci currently serves as the Loyola University Maryland ROTC Battalion Scholarship and Enrollment Officer. He is responsible for recruiting, enrollment and managing scholarships. He lives in Baltimore and his hobbies include CrossFit, running, and reading.


Captain Hayden D. Scardina, Training Officer CPT Scardina

(410) 617-2179, loyola.rotc.s3.ops@loyola.edu

Captain Hayden Scardina was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and commissioned as a second lieutenant in 2005.


CPT Scardina’s assignments include Platoon Leader, C/1-40th Cavalry; Executive Officer, C/1-40th Cavalry; Squadron Adjutant, 1-40th Cavalry; Brigade Assistant Operations Officer 4/2 SBCT, Commander, HHT/2-1st Cavalry. He deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom from 06-07 and 09-10.  Additionally Captain Scardina served as a Mechanized Company Trainer at the National Training Center from 2011-2012.


CPT Scardina’s military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, Maneuver Captain’s Career Course, Army Reconnaissance Course, Cavalry Leader Course and the Basic Airborne Course.


CPT Scardina’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.


CPT Scardina currently serves an Associate Professor of Military Science the Loyola University Maryland ROTC.  He lives in Baltimore with his wife and son.  His hobbies include running, fishing and reading.


Sergeant First Class Valentin Vildosola, Operations NCO

SFC Vildosola

(410) 617-2387, vvildosola@loyola.edu

SFC Vildosola was born in Salinas California. He earned his Associates degree in General Education in 2011 and is currently finishing up his Bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security. He enlisted in the United States Army in August of 1999.

SFC Vildosola graduated from Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson South Carolina as a Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. After two years as a mechanic, SFC Vildosola then reclassified to serve the Army as an Infantryman.  SFC has served in multiple leadership positions including Infantry Fire Team Leader, Infantry Squad Leader, Stryker Platoon Sergeant and Infantry Company First Sergeant.  SFC Vildosola joined the Greyhound Battalion as an assistant Military Science Instructor and Training NCO in August 2013.

SFC Vildosola’s assignments include Senior Mechanic 2-67th Chemical Company Camp Carol Korea (2000-2001) Infantry Fire Team Leader, A Company 2nd Battalion 22nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Drum New York (2002-2004) where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Infantry Squad Leader A Company 1st Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment Fort Lewis Washington (2004-2008) where he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Senior Drill Sergeant Fort Benning Georgia (2008-2010). Infantry Stryker Platoon Sergeant and Company First Sergeant C Company 1st Battalion 17th Infantry Regiment Fort Lewis Washington (2010-2013) where he once again deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

SFC Vildosola’s military education includes Senior Leaders Course, Fort Benning Georgia; Advanced Leaders Course, Fort Benning Georgia; Warrior Leaders Course, Fort Lewis Washington; Drill Sergeant Course, Fort Jackson South Carolina; Airborne School, Fort Benning Georgia; Air Assault Course, Fort Drum New York; Combat Life Savers Course.

SFC Vildosola’s Awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC) Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Award),  NDSM, ICM-CS 2, GWTSM, GWTEM, NATO MDL, Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Airborne Wings and Air Assault Wings.

SFC Vildosola is married with three kids.

Sergeant First Class Kevin E. McCluskey, MDARNG Liaison and RecruiterSFC McCluskey


Sergeant First Class Kevin E. McCluskey was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He first enlisted in the United States Army at 17 and left for basic training a week after graduating from high school. He is currently finishing his degree in Criminal Justice. He has joined the Greyhound Battalion as the Maryland Army National Guard Embedded Recruiter and U.S. Military History Course Instructor.

SFC McCluskey’s assignments include Operator, Scout Platoon HHB 4-5 ADA 1st Cav, Ft Hood, Texas (1999-2001); Team Chief and Section Sergeant Scout Platoon HHB 1-4 ADA 1st AR McCully Barracks, Germany (2001-2004) where he deployed as a Team Chief to Kosovo, KFOR 3B, (2001-2002) and as a Section Sergeant in support of OIF 01 (2003-2004); Training Instructor D Battery 2D 6th BDE Ft Bliss, Texas (2004-2005); Ambulance Crew Leader 224th Area Medical Company MDARNG (2005-2006); Team leader Scout Platoon HHC 1-141st INF (Light) TXARNG (2006-2007); Fire Support Sergeant B Co 1-175th INF (Light) MDARNG (2007-2009) where he deployed in support of the OIF 04 (2007-2008); Recruiting and Retention NCO MDARNG (2009-Present).

SFC McCluskey military education includes BNCOC Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania; PLDC Grafenwoehr, Germany; Air Assault School Ft Benning, GA; Rappel Master Course Ft Pickett, VA; U.S. Military History Course Instructor Ft Leavenworth, KS; Army Combatives Course Level I and II APG, MD; Army National Guard RRNCO Course Camp Robinson, AR; 79T Conversion Course Camp Robinson, AR; 11B Infantryman transition Course Fort Indiantown Gap, PA; 13F Fire Support Specialist Course, Ft Sill, OK; 14J Tactical Operator/ Maintainer Course Ft Bliss, TX; Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course Camp Fretterd, MD; Combat Lifesaver Course Camp Fretterd, MD; Army Basic Instructor Course, Camp Fretterd, MD.

SFC McCluskey's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), and Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award).

Mr. Thomas Alexander, Human Resource TechnicianMr. Alexander

(410) 617-2401, talexander1@loyola.edu

Mr. Thomas Alexander is from Baltimore, MD. He has been working the Greyhound Battalion at Loyola University Maryland.

Mr. Alexander’s assignments include the 708th Maintenance Battalion, GE (Federal Republic of Germany) from Feb 1978 –Feb 1980; HHB 3/70 Armor Ft Polk, LA 1980 from Feb 1980 until June 1980; USAG, Ft Detrick, MD from June 1980 until Aug 1982; HHB 3/61 ADA, and Büdingen GE from Aug 1982 – Aug 1984. His last tour on active duty was 15 AG Co 1stCAV, Ft Hood, TX from Aug 1984 – Jul 1985.

In July 1985, Mr. Alexander went into the United States Army Reserves and was assigned to the 100th Station Hospital Baltimore, MD. 100 Stationed Hospital deactivated, and he was reassigned to the 4214th Army Hospital. He was promoted from the 4214th Army Hospital and was assigned to HQ, 80th Division OSUT, Fort Meade, MD. He retired on 10 December 2001 from HQ 80th Division Richmond, VA 23237 at Fort Mead, MD.

Mr. Alexander’s military education includes the Standard Installation Division Personnel System Course, the Primary Leadership Course, and the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course.

Mr. Alexander’s awards and decorations include the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 1), the Army Commendation Medal (w/ 1 OLC), the Army Conduct Medal (w/Bronze 2 loops), the Marksman Badge (Rifle), and NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 1).

Mr. Lemar Williams, Supply TechnicianMr. Will

(410) 617-2403, lwilliams@loyola.edu

Mr. Williams is the Supply Tech (PBO) for this Battalion; he has been at Loyola since November 1988. He entered the DOD civil service in 1984 after four years active duty as Unit Supply Specialist.

Mr. Williams came to Loyola from Ft. Meade DOC, where he worked in the small purchase section. Mr. Williams has a wife and four sons.