Cadre and Staff

Lieutenant Colonel Slotnick

LTC Slotnick

Professor of Military Science 


Lieutenant Colonel Brian Slotnick graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 2002 and commissioned through Officer Candidate School as an Ordnance Officer. He has served in numerous positions as an Army Logistician at multiple echelons of leadership. His most recent assignment was Commander of the 299th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. LTC Slotnick has three combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and operational deployments to INDOPACOM and EUCOM. He received his MBA through the Army’s Major General Wright Fellowship at the College of William & Mary. LTC Slotnick lives in the Boston Area with his wife and two children.




                  Major Compagnone

Assistant Professor of Military Science  XO

Major James (Vito) Compagnone graduated from the University of Massachusetts/Boston in 2004 and commissioned in 2005 through Direct Commissioning as an Engineer Officer. He has served as Commander for the 468th Firefighter Detachment and 338th Engineer Construction Company as well as in multiple echelons of leadership. His most recent assignment was Assistant Operations Officer for the 157th Infantry Brigade; First Army East at Camp Atterbury, IN. MAJ Compagnone has one combat deployment to Afghanistan and currently lives in Walpole, MA.






              Major Stebbins                 

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Major Grady Stebbins graduated the Boise State ROTC program in 2007 and commissioned as a Field Artillery officer.  He has served as a platoon leader, executive officer, battery commander, instructor, OC/T, and staff officer from the battalion to division level.  MAJ Stebbins has deployed three times to Afghanistan in both combat and advisory roles.  He has gradated from numerous military schools and holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina.  MAJ Stebbins lives in Newton with his wife Alexandra and baby Palmer.




Captain Fitzgerald

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Captain Sean Fitzgerald graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2013 and commissioned as an Infantry officer.  Following graduation from the Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course and Ranger School, he was assigned to Fort Carson, CO where he served as a Heavy Weapons Platoon Leader and Rifle Company Executive Officer. In 2017, CPT Fitzgerald attend the Military Intelligence Officer Transition Course and Captain’s Career Course and was re-designated as a Military Intelligence officer. He was assigned to Fort Hood, TX where he served as a BN S2, G2 Operations Officer, and Commander of a Human Intelligence and Counterintelligence company. CPT Fitzgerald deployed to Afghanistan in 2019 with the 1st Cavalry Division staff in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel.  He joined the Liberty Battalion team in the summer of 2021.  CPT Fitzgerald lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife Lauren and their two dogs, Kira and Sadie.




Master Sergeant Salas
Senior Military Science Instructor

   MSG Salas enlisted in the US Army as a Cavalry Scout in August 2003 and attended MSG Jesus SalasOne 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.

Sergeant First Class Garza

Military Science Instructor


Sergeant First Class Wilson

Military Science Instructor

SFC Wilson was born in Omaha, NE in 1984.  He graduated from Omaha Central High school in Omaha, NE in 2002.

SFC Wilson joined the United States Army in July 2002.  He attended Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Benning, Georgia.  Immediately following, he attended the Basic Parachutist Course at Fort Benning, Georgia and was awarded the P identifier upon graduation.

SFC Wilson’s duty assignments include: Platoon RTO, Squad Automatic Rifleman, Fireteam Leader and Squad Leader with A Co 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader, and Platoon Sergeant with 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Instructor/Writer with the 8th Army Whittman Non-Commissioned Officer’s Academy (Basic Leader’s Course); Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant with 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado.

SFC Wilson’s awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal (Valor Device and 8 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (5 Stars), Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal,  Global War on Terror Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3), Overseas Service Ribbon (4), NATO/ISAF Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, German Parachutist Badge, and Basic Parachutist Badge.



Mr. Letellier

Military Science Instructor

Mr. David Letellier enlisted in the United States Army in 2008, was active duty for approximately 10 years and transitioned into the US Army Reserves. He has held three Military Occupation Specialties and is currently a 38B Civil Affairs Specialist Team Sergeant in the US Army Reserves. He has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Inherent Resolve/Spartan Shield and an overseas assignment in South Korea. Has held positions as squad leader, section chief, Platoon Sergeant, and Team Sergeant. An amateur boxer who competed in the Golden Gloves and won an Army Brigade Tournament and Fight for Veterans, an avid chess player and outdoor enthusiast is excited to be a part of the Northeastern ROTC team and Liberty Battalion family.



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