Lieutenant Colonel Mun
Professor of Military Science
Lieutenant Colonel David Mun graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2004 and commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer. He has served in numerous positions from platoon to Corps. His most recent assignment was serving as a Joint Fire Support Officer for the 1st German-Netherlands Corps in Muenster, Germany. He is a graduate of numerous military schools and holds a BS in Economics and a MBA from Harvard Business School. LTC Mun lives in the Boston area with his wife and two children.
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Major Jared Rosebaugh enlisted into the United States Army in 2005 and commissioned as an Ordnance Officer in 2007. He transitioned to a Logistics Officer upon completion of the Logistics Captain’s Career Course. Through his career, he has served the positions of Platoon Leader, Area Support Group Contracting Officer Technical Representative, Company Commander, Sustainment Brigade Contingency Contracting Officer, and Sustainment Brigade Support Operations Officer. His assignment before joining Liberty Battalion was the Executive Officer for the 4th LOGCAP Support Battalion. He holds a MBA from Baker University. Major Rosebaugh lives in Boston with his wife of 19 years and daughter.
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Major Amanda Hassett was born and raised in central Connecticut and graduated from Clark University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Arts in History. She enlisted in the United States Army in late 2009 and commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer in April 2010. After completing her Basic Officer Leadership Course, she was assigned to 1-14 HIMARS Battalion-Fort Sill, OK where she served in various positions including Platoon Leader, Battery Executive Officer, Battalion Maintenance Officer, and Battalion Liaison Officer. MAJ Hassett was then assigned to 2nd Cavalry Regiment-Vilseck, Germany where she served as Squadron Fire Support Officer, Squadron Logistics Officer (S4), and Battery Commander of a M777 Howitzer Battery. Most recently, MAJ Hassett graduated with her Masters in Business Administration from the Boston College Carrol School of Management through the Army’s Performance Based Graduate School Incentive Program (PB-GISP). MAJ Hassett currently lives in Boston with her dog Bitsy.
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Captain David J. Shermer Jr. attended Western New England University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and commissioned as an Engineer Officer in December of 2013. Following the Engineer Basic Officer Leaders Course (EBOLC), Captain Shermer went on to serve as a staff officer in the 864th Engineer Battalion. He was then selected to serve as a Platoon leader for 2nd Platoon, 571st Sapper Company. Captain Shermer was then assigned as the 864th Battalion Training Officer, and then served 18 months as the 555th Engineer Brigade Unit Movement Officer (UMO). While serving as the UMO he was directly responsible for the brigade’s transportation requirements while serving under the Army’s Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high- yield Explosives (CBRNE) Response Force (DCRF), until his PCS to Engineer Captains Career Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
Master Sergeant Salas
Senior Military Science Instructor
MSG Salas enlisted in the US Army as a Cavalry Scout in August 2003 and attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Scout Platoon in Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry in Fort Hood, Texas. His duty positions included Driver, Dismounted Scout, and HMMWV Gunner. MSG Salas was reassigned to another Scout Platoon in HHC, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry in Friedberg Germany in June 2005 where he served as a Scout Squad Leader and Scout Section Leader. In the summer of 2007, he was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fort Irwin, CA where he served as an Observer Controller. In August 2009, MSG Salas was assigned to C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii where he served as a Scout Section Leader, Scout Platoon Sergeant and the Intelligence Operations NCOIC for the Squadron. Upon the completion of his tenure in Hawaii MSG Salas was assigned to the 4th Cavalry Brigade in Fort Knox, KY in 2011 where he served as an Observer Controller for the Reserve component and National Guard units in U.S Army East. In 2016 MSG Salas was then reassigned to Fort Bliss, Texas where he served as the Brigade Operations Sergeant Major for 1st Brigade, 1st Armor Division and then later as the First Sergeant for Apache Troop, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment.
MSG Salas has four deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom 05 and 07, Operation New Dawn in 09 and once to Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province in support of Operation Resolute Support.
MSG Salas’s military education includes the Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Master Leader Course, Master Resilience Trainer, Equal Opportunity Leader, Army Combative level 1 and 2, Combat Lifesaver, Company Commander/1SG Command Course, Cavalry Leaders Course, Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course and The Observer Controller and Trainer Academy. MSG Salas holds and Associate’s Degree in General Studies and has maintain a high GPA while working towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Resources Management from American Military University.
MSG Salas awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Purple Heart (2), Army Commendation Medal for Valor and Army Commendation Medal (4), Army Achievement Medal (6), Good Conduct Medal (4), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4), Army Service Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Valorous Unit Award, NATO Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (5), Combat Action Badge, the Drivers Badge and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Silver). MSG Salas has also been awarded the Draper Armor Leadership Award, has been Knighted into the Order of Saint George Bronze Medallions and the Order of Gold and Silver Spur.
Master Sergeant Beck
Military Science Instructor
MSG David M. Beck enlisted in the US Army as an Infantryman in January 2003 and attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, GA.
Upon graduation, MSG Beck attended airborne school and volunteered for the 75th Ranger Regiment. Upon Graduation of the Ranger Indoctrination Program MSG Beck was assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Lewis, WA. His duty positions included squad automatic weapons specialist and squad grenadier. MSG Beck was then reassigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Fort Campbell, KY where he served as the Brigade Radio Telephone Operator, and the brigade personal security detachment team leader, squad leader, and platoon sergeant. MSG Beck was then reassigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). His positions included squad leader and platoon sergeant. MSG Beck then moved to D Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were he served as a platoon sergeant. MSG Beck was then reassigned to C Company, 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade in Camp Merrell, GA. His duty positions included mountaineering platoon sergeant on the mountain team as well as a tactics instructor in the techniques team. MSG Beck was reassigned to Platoon Team, School of Infantry, Lone Pine Barracks, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia were he was assigned as the Stability Operations Package Master to the Royal Officers Basic Course and the Subject 2 for Sergeants course in the Australian Defense Force. MSG Beck was then reassigned to serve as a Military Science Instructor within Cadet Command at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
MSG Beck has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2005-2006), (2007-2008) and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2003-2004), (2010-2011), (2012-2013).
MSG Beck’s military education includes the Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Master Leader Course, Basic Military Mountaineering Course, Advanced Military Mountaineering Course, USMC Assault Climbers Course, Ranger Course, Jumpmaster Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Air Assault Course, Pathfinder Course, Combat Lifesavers Course, USAF Air Load Planners Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, Army Tactical Certification Course, and the Common Facility Development Instructor Course.
MSG Beck’s civilian education includes a bachelor degree from Purdue University in kinesiology and is currently working on a second degree from American Military University in criminal justice.
MSG Beck’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star for Valor, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart (5) Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (4), Army Achievement Medal (4), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal (5), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 star cluster), Iraqi Campaign Medal (3 Star Cluster), NATO Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Pathfinder Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Drivers Badge.
Mr. Raphael Howard
Military Science Instructor
Mr Raphael Howard is from Central Massachusetts where he grew up. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Middle East Studies and concentration in Women’s Studies from Worcester State College and a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology from William James College, Newton, MA.
Mr Howard enlisted in the MAARNG in 1997 as a junior in high school completing Basic Training in Ft Benning, GA between his Jr/Sr year of High school. He Completed Advanced Infantry Training upon graduation that next summer in 1998 before starting his freshman year of college classes to include WPI Army ROTC.
He served in the oldest Infantry unit in the Army, the 1-181 Inf BN, 29th ID (L) MAARNG. While enlisted, he supported a company level troop exchange in the UK in 2000, Peacekeeping in Bosnia Herzegovina as part of NATO’s SFOR 10 rotation from 2001-2002,1-509th OPFOR unit Augment to validate US Army Stryker BCT concept validation in 2003, deployed in support of OEF to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to provide security operations for the JDOG of JTF GTMO from 2003-2004, and Humanitarian Assistance in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
He received his Commission through WPI Army ROTC as a Signal Officer in 2007 and was accepted into the 443rd CA BN as the S6. In 2008 he was individually mobilized to support the US Army’s Human Terrain System proof of concept through TRADOC G2. While with the project he conducted socio cultural research in Mosul, Iraq plus surrounding areas of Ninewa Province attached to the HTT of 3rd ACR and later 3rd BCT, 1 CAV Div in 2008-2009. Soon after HTS became a program of record, he completed the Afghanistan Studies course at University of Nebraska, Omaha. He then individually deployed to Afghanistan’s Parwan province attached to the J9’s HTAT in CJTF-82nd and later CJTF-101st from 2009 to 2010 as a research manager. He returned to the 443rd CA BN where he graduated from Civil Affairs Qualification Course in 2011 at JFKSWC as a newly branched CA officer. He deployed with B Co, 443rd CA BN conducting civil military operations in Wardak, Afghanistan from 2011-2012 as a CA Team Chief. Upon return from deployment he took a 1-year contract as a civilian instructor at WPI Army ROTC. Shortly after completing it he then deployed to Djibouti, Africa as the Civil Information Management Chief for HHC 443rd CA BN from 2013-2014 leading a section that analyzed and managed civil populace information of the nations across east Africa. After deployment he completed his Masters in Org Psych and entered work in Program Management with MorphoTrustUSA. In 2017 he supported Operation Saber Guardian as a CA officer on the Civil Liaison Team with HHC 443rd CA BN operating at MK Airbase in Romania. Shortly afterward he deployed back to Africa with A Co 407th CA BN supporting a SATMO mission for the OSC of the US Embassy to Uganda to support the UPDF in creating plus implementing the CIMIC/CA Tactical Company Course to qualify UGABAG’s 25 and 26 CIMIC Officers in its CIMIC units as part of the nation’s peacekeeping support to the AU’s peacekeeping operations in Somalia from 2017-2018. Most recently in 2019 he individually augmented C Co 411th CA BN as a Team Chief ISO Operation Saber Junction at JMRC in Hohenfels, Germany and again with a CA Team in early 2020 with B Co 443rd CA BN during Operation Combined Resolve XIII providing him the opportunity to hone the skills to conduct operations on the hybrid battlefield. He currently still serves in the USAR and is a full-time civilian Military Science Instructor at Northeastern Univ. Army ROTC.
.Mr Howard is a graduate of the Signal Officer Basic Course, Human Terrain System Course, Civil Affairs Qualification Course, and US Army Quartermaster Captain’s Career Course, and is enrolled in the ILE.
Mr Howard’s military awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Joint Commendation Medal, and other numerous commendation and achievement awards.