Loyola University Maryland

Army ROTC: Greyhound Battalion

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Lieutenant Colonel Ammilee Oliva

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

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Ammilee Oliva currently serves as the Department Chair and Professor of Military Science at Loyola University in Baltimore, MD. LTC Oliva grew up in Canton, Massachusetts and attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice and commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate into the Army through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) in 2001. 

LTC Oliva’s first assignment was as a Platoon leader in the 66th Military Intelligence Company, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Fort Carson, Colorado. She deployed with her Platoon to Iraq in 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and while deployed was assigned as the Support Squadron S2 (Senior Intelligence Officer).

After completing the MI Captains' Career Course in 2005, LTC Oliva was assigned to NORAD/USNORTHCOM as a Counterterrorism Watch Officer. In 2007 LTC Oliva was selected to be the B Company, 743rd MI Battalion Company Commander at Buckley Airforce Base in Aurora, Colorado. Following Company Command she deployed to Afghanistan as the Signals Intelligence Terminal Guidance Officer-in-Charge. Upon return LTC Oliva attended the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) at Leavenworth, Kansas. Following graduation, LTC Oliva was assigned to 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. LTC Oliva served as an Intelligence Planner in the G5 and as the Division Deputy G2.

In June 2012, LTC Oliva relocated to Fort Meade, Maryland, to assume her new role as a strategic planner in the 902d MI Group S3; she served in this position for four months prior to selection for 310th MI Battalion Executive Officer (XO). Following her time as XO she was assigned back at the Group as the S3 (Operations Officer). After a year as the Group S3, she assumed her duties as the Group Deputy Commanding Officer (DCO) in June of 2017.  LTC Oliva was recently selected as the Department Chair and Professor of Military Science for the Loyola-Towson Army ROTC Greyhound Battalion in Baltimore, Maryland. LTC Oliva earned a Masters of Arts from Webster University in Management and Leadership, and a Masters of Military Arts and Sciences in Theater Operations from CGSC.

Awards and Decorations:

Her awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Citation), Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1st Citation), the Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.

MAJ Timothy M. Mitroka

Assignment History:

MAJ Mitroka

MAJ Timothy M. Mitroka is a 2004 graduate of the United States Military Academy, earning a BS in Engineering Management.  At Engineer BOLC he made the selection to attend the Basic Dive Officer Course at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City Beach, FL.  After completing the Basic Dive Officer and Sapper Leader courses, he reported to Fort Eustis, VA, where he served as the Team Leader for The Mighty 86th Engineer Dive Team and then XO for the 569th Engineer Dive Company (Provisional).  His first combat deployment from 2007-2008 was on a Military Transition Team, augmented with British and Royal Scots forces, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as the team’s XO and Staff Maneuver Advisor responsible for coaching, teaching and mentoring multiple Iraqi Army Battalion staffs on counterinsurgency operations throughout Baghdad and Diyala Provinces.

Upon returning from Iraq, MAJ Mitroka assumed command of A Company, 169th EN BN (The U.S. Army Engineer Dive School) located at the NDSTC in Panama City Beach, FL.  He worked with Navy and Coast Guard leaders in the maintenance and development of the school-house’s diver training programs across all skill levels from initial entry to Master Diver qualification.  Afterwards, while at the Engineer Captain Career Course, he earned an MS in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. 

His second combat deployment took him to Afghanistan from 2011-2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Assigned to the NATO Training Mission’s Infrastructure Training Advisory Group, he served as a Site Leader in Qala-e-Naw, Baghdis Province, where his small team of three U.S. personnel (Army and Air Force) partnered with a Spanish Provincial Reconstruction Team to transition all facility maintenance operations to the 3/207th Afghan Army Garrison Command.

MAJ Mitroka re-deployed and attended the University of Virginia to earn a Masters in Education in Kinesiology for a utilization tour as an Instructor in the Department of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy from 2013-2016.  The two core curriculum courses he taught were Survival Swimming and Army Fitness Development. While assisting with the SCUBA elective lifetime fitness course, he earned the Instructor qualification under the sanction of the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). 

He then joined the 1st Cavalry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team (Black Jack) at Fort Hood, TX, where he soon experienced a National Training Center rotation as his brigade’s Chief of Plans and Assistant Brigade Engineer.  He also led the panning effort for his Brigade’s deployment to Korea for a 9-month rotation.  Prior to this deployment, he assumed the duty of S3 for the 8th Engineer Battalion (Trojan Horse).  He worked closely with Korean military forces and civil authorities developing counter weapons of mass destruction training exercises and establishing non-combatant evacuation operational procedures.  He then took over as the BN’s XO where he made a positive impact on the Army’s readiness of its fleet of Assault Breacher Vehicles (ABV).

MAJ Mitroka continued his time at Fort Hood by transitioning to the III Corps Headquarters’ Engineer Cell in early 2019.  He assisted the Corps’ efforts to provide engineer resources at the South-West Border to improve defensive measures at points of entry and reinforce over 120 miles of border wall/fencing.  He also assumed the role of Lead Planner for the Corps’ mission to resource all the U.S. Army Forces Command assets supporting the U.S. Army Cadet Command’s ROTC Cadet Summer Training 2019.

Currently, MAJ Mitroka is an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Loyola University in Baltimore, MD (Greyhound Battalion).  He is the MS3 curriculum manager and instructor and oversees the development and execution of all training operations within the battalion. 

He and his wife, Kathleen, of 15 years have four daughters (13-year old twins Elizabeth and Emily, 10-year old Katherine, and 4-year old MaryClaire).  The two stay busy as parents supporting multiple sports year-round and other extra-curricular activities.  They also enjoy shorts trips to reunite and take little vacations with lots of family living along the East Coast. 

Awards and Decorations:

Throughout 16 years of military service, MAJ Mitroka earned the following awards and decorations: BSM (1OCL), MSM (1OCL), ARCOM, AAM, Army Superior Unit Award (1OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Engineer Regiment’s Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold), Norwegian Foot-March Skill Insignia (2nd Bronze Award), Basic Dive Officer Badge, Sapper Leader Course Tab, and the Parachutist Badge.

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

(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 Major 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, A/1-114 IN; Battalion Training Officer, 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; Operations Officer, HQ/58 BFSB; Assistant S-3, HQ/58 BFSB; Plans Officer, 1-110th IO; Deputy Chief of Operations, HQ/29 DIV; and Branch Chief for Collective Training and Evaluations, G3/MDARNG. He deployed to Iraq as a Scout Platoon Leader in support of OIF 06-08 and to Kuwait as the Deputy CHOPS in support of OSS in 2016-2017.

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, the Recruiting Operations Officer Course, the Supervisor Development Course, the CNO/CAO Course, and the FA30 Information Operations Officer Qualification Course.

Awards and Decorations:

Mr. Mucci’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (2nd Award), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (w/ two Campaign Stars), 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 with his wife, two dogs, cat, and horse. His hobbies include CrossFit, reading, and Netflix.

Sergeant First Class Autry Long

Sergeant First Class Autry Long enlisted into the US Army Infantry in July of 2000. He attended Basic Training and AIT at Ft. Benning, GA.

 

SFC Long has served in various Light, Stryker, and Airborne Infantry Units. His most recent assignment was at the 25th Infantry Division (ID) as the Senior Instructor for the division’s Pre-Ranger Program at Schofield Barracks, HI. During this time, SFC Long trained, prepared and assessed Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines, Non-commissioned Officers and Officers from the US Army Pacific Command on small unit tactics and techniques so that they may be successful at Ranger School. He was a Platoon Sergeant at 3rd BDE, 25th ID. During this time, he deployed to Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia as part of the 25th ID’s Pacific Pathways

Deployment. This is an expedition-styled deployment that has units conduct several stops in the region and train with foreign militaries. He was a Ranger Instructor and Dive Locker NCOIC while he was assigned to 4th RTBN, 4th ARTB at Ft. Benning GA. SFC Long was assigned to 2nd BD, 25th ID. During this time, he held every enlisted position in a Light Infantry Platoon and remained with the unit during its transition from a Light unit to Stryker unit. He deployed to Iraq in support of OIF 1-2 and OIF 7.

 

SFC Long’s military education includes Basic Leader Course (BLC), Advanced Leader Course (ALC), Seniors Leader Course (SLC), Common Faculty Development Instructor Course (CFD-IC), Ranger School, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Combat Diver Qualification Course, Combat Dive Supervisor Course, Stryker Vehicle Commanders Course, and Jungle Operations Training Course.

Awards and Decorations:

SFC Long’s awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Overseas Service, Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit award, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Rifleman’s Badge, and Expert Driver’s Badge.

 

SFC Long is married to his wife Amanda Long. SFC and Mrs. Long have four children, Taniel, Aubry, Auz, and Oliver.

Sergeant First Class Daniel Everett, Operations NCO

Sergeant First Class (SFC) Daniel Everett was born in Philadelphia, PA.  He enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 1998 and was assigned to the 282nd Personnel Services Detachment as a Personnel Services Specialist.  During his time with the National Guard he served as Administrative and logistics support, Narcotics Postal Inspector support team member with the Counterdrug Joint Task Force, Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) operator with the 281st Personnel Services Battalion, and as a Human resources Technician at the Headquarters for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard located at Fort Indiantown Gap.   

In 2004 SFC Everett enlisted with the Active Duty Army.  He was assigned to both the 652nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion in Ansbach, Germany prior to serving with the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in Wurzburg, Germany.  SFC Everett then served as the Human Resources NCOIC with the 441st Military Intelligence Battalion located in Camp Zama, Japan.  In 2010 SFC Everett was selected to serve as a detailed Recruiter for the United States Army with the Richmond Recruiting Company in Richmond Virginia.  In 2014 he was assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team in Camp Hovey, Korea where he served as the Platoon Sergeant for the Support Platoon and as a Strength Manager for the Brigade S-1.

In 2015 SFC Everett was selected to assist in the formal activation, commissioning, and deployment of the 4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron on Joint Base Lewis McChord while serving as the Squadron S-1 NCOIC.  Following a deployment to Erbil, Iraq, he served as the S-1 NCOIC for the 46th Aviation Support Battalion.  SFC Everett was recently selected as a Military Science Instructor for the Loyola-Towson Army ROTC Greyhound Battalion in Baltimore, Maryland.

SFC Everett’s is married to his wife Heather Everett.  Both he and Mrs. Everett have five children Gabriel (11), Isabel (9), Michael (7), and the twins Janelle and Nathaniel (1).

Awards and Decorations:

SFC Everett’s awards include Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (6 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (5 OLC), Amy Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal,  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Forces Reserve Medal with (M) Device, the NATO Medal, the Recruiter badge, and the Drivers badge. 

Mr. Thomas Alexander, Human Resource Technician

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

Mr. Thomas Alexander is from Baltimore, MD. Prior to his time as the Human Resources Technician at the Greyhound Battalion, his assignments include the 708th Maintenance Battalion, GE (Federal Republic of Germany) from February 1978 to February 1980; HHB 3/70 Armor Fort Polk, LA 1980 from February 1980 until June 1980; USAG, Fort Detrick, MD from June 1980 until August 1982; HHB 3/61 ADA, and Büdingen GE from August 1982 to August 1984. His last tour on active duty was 15 AG Co 1stCAV, Fort Hood, TX from August 1984 until July 1985.

In July of 1985, Mr. Alexander joined the United States Army Reserves. He was assigned to the 100th Station Hospital Baltimore, MD. When this hospital deactivated, Mr. Alexander was reassigned to the 4214th Army Hospital, and was promoted here. He was then assigned to HQ, 80th Division OSUT, Fort Meade, MD. He retired on December 10th, 2001 at Fort Mead.

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

Awards and Decorations:

Mr. Alexander’s awards and decorations include the Army Service Ribbon, the 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 the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 1).

Mr. Lemar Williams, Supply Technician

(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.

Mr. Michael K. Patterson, Training and Operations/ Assistant Instructor

Mr. Michael K. Patterson was born and raised in Delaware.  He was commissioned a second lieutenant and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Delaware in 1976. He served on active duty as an Ordnance Officer in the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, TX under Major General George Patton,” General Patton’s son”.  Next after active duty served in the New Jersey Army National Guard and Reserves.  After a break in military service instead of returning to the rank as Captain became a Warrant Officer One in the Armor Cav Squadron of the New Jersey Army National Guard.  Later transferred to the Delaware Army National Guard and promoted up the ranks to Chief Warrant Officer 4 (Field Grade).  While in the Delaware Army National Guard served in various positions including Detachment Commander.  Mr. Patterson retired in 2016 from the Army and currently resides in Wilmington, Delaware.  Mr. Patterson’s military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Company Commanders Course, Basic Ordnance Warrant Officer Course, Advance Ordnance Warrant Officer Course, Warrant Officer Staff Course, JAG Warrant Officer Pre-qualification Correspondence Course and Logistics Courses.  Mr. Patterson earned his M.B.A. Master of Business Administration from Wilmington University in 1985 and his post-graduate from Delaware National Guard Leadership Academy, receiving additional 6 Graduate level Courses in Military Leadership at Wilmington University.  Mr. Patterson retired August 2018 as Hospital Senior Staff Department Head/Director Facilities Delaware County Memorial Hospital located in Drexel Hill, PA.  Mr. Patterson currently serves as a civilian contractor for the Loyola University of Maryland Greyhound Battalion and has assisted in Military Science ROTC Operations and Instruction since April 2019.