Why should a student study Military Science at McDaniel?
Military Science can be an integral part of a student-designed major or minor and/or an elective for any major. Officers serve in a variety of fields, including aviation, military intelligence, medical, personnel, armor, finance, artillery, communications, infantry, law enforcement, and engineering.
Optional activities are available for Army Cadets. These include parachuting, helicopter rappelling, mountaineering, and temporary assignments in active army units throughout Korea, Europe, and the United States. Cadets attend Cadet Leadership Course and Cadet Initial Entry Training. These are 4-week summer camps designed to hone military and leadership skills.
Ranger Challenge is a competitive cadet-run organization that specializes in adventure training such as rappelling, patrolling, mountain operations, and river operations. Once each year they compete against 30 other schools in a two-day competition of physical and military events.
Cadet Tyler Ambrose, MSIII
Major: Political Science
Preferred Army Branch: Infantry or Military Intelligence
"I joined ROTC because I want to serve others through military service and keep a promise to my grandfather. The summer before my MSIII year, I attended Airborne school at Fort Benning, GA. I look forward to my career in the United States Army and I will strive to live out my life in a professional military manner."
Cadet Kyle Shaffer, MSIII
Preferred Army Branch: Infantry or Armor
"After watching the terrible events of 9/11, I knew I wanted to protect my country. Joining Army ROTC is great preparation for serving in the armed forces. I have attended the Army ROTC Cultural and Understanding Language Proficiency course in the African country of, Gabon. There, I was able to work and train with French Infantry forces and taught English to the Gabonese Republican Guard."
Cadet Catherine Lynch, MSII
Preferred Army Branch: Military Intelligence or Quartermaster
"I joined ROTC because I want to serve my country in the same way that my parents and my grandmother have. I also want to be part of something much bigger than myself. After completion of my MSI year, I completed Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET). I had the opportunity to push myself both physically and mentally through the high ropes course and shooting at the range. I also connected with cadets from different backgrounds while establishing great friendships. Next summer, I hope to attend the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) course."
Lieutenant Colonel and Professor of Military Science Mr. Lucas Yoho
LTC Lucas Yoho is a career Infantry officer with 17 years of experience spanning from the platoon level to the theater army level. He has held numerous leadership and staff officer positions throughout his career and has extensive operational and combat experience through deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa. LTC Yoho also spent two years at the Joint Readiness Training Center coaching and mentoring leaders and staff officers preparing for operational deployments.
LTC Yoho earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona in 2000. His military education includes the Engineer Basic Officer Leaders Course, Infantry Captains Career Course, Ranger School, and Intermediate Level Education. In 2015, the Army selected LTC Yoho to attend the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) where he earned a Master’s degree in Operational Art and Science.
LTC Lucas Yoho is married to the former Michele Angelo of Sayville, NY and they are raising two daughters, Molly-Ann (10) and Sarah (7). The family currently resides in Monrovia, MD.
Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) and Senior Military Science Instructor Mr. Robert Familetti
(B.S., Lafayette College), Armor and Logistics officer in 2011. His assignments included tours in Germany, Korea, Afghanistan, and various stateside posts. His military education includes: Command and General Staff College, Combat Developers Course, Support Operations Officer Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Combined Arms Service and Staff School, Battalion Motor Officer Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course; Ordnance Officer Branch Qualification Course, Airborne School, and the Armor Officer Basic Course.
Master Sergeant and Senior Military Instructor Mr. Nicholas Martinelli
Master Sergeant (MSG) Nicholas Martinelli is a native of Hartford, CT. He enlisted in the Army in November of 1999 and attended Basic Combat Training (BCT) at Fort Sill, OK. Upon completion of BCT MSG Martinelli completed his Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Bliss Texas where he earned the MOS of 14S. His first duty assignment was C Battery, 4-3 ADA, 1st INF Div, Fort Riley, KS where he served as an MANPADS Crewmember from 2000-2001. In 2001, MSG Martinelli was reassigned to HHB 1-43 ADA, Suwon Airbase, South Korea, where he served as a MANPADS Section Sergeant from 2001-2003, and he then was reassigned to A Battery, 2-6 ADA, Fort Bliss, TX where he served as a Team Leader. In 2005, MSG Martinelli was reassigned to A Battery 5-5 ADA, Camp Casey, South Korea where he served as an Avenger Section Sergeant. He moved with the Battalion from South Korea to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA in 2006.
While stationed at JBLM, MSG Martinelli was deployed to Iraq where his unit was assigned the Counter Rocket, Mortar, and Artillery (C-RAM) mission. He served as a Land-based Phalanx Weapon System (LPWS) Section Sergeant for the duration of his deployment to the CENTCOM Area of Responsibilities (AOR). Upon his redeployment MSG Martinelli was reassigned to the Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Fort Sill, OK, where he served as the Senior Small Group Instructor for the Advanced Leader Course from 2009-2011.
In 2011, MSG Martinelli was assigned to E Battery, 4-5 AMD, where he served as the Battery First Sergeant and a Platoon Sergeant from 2011-2013.
In 2014 MSG Martinelli was reassigned to C Battery 5-5 ADA, JBLM, WA where he served as an LPWS Platoon Sergeant from 2013-2014. His unit was deployed to Camp Dalhke, Afghanistan where they performed a C-RAM mission. He returned back to JBLM in March of 2015 where he was reassigned as the unit First Sergeant for B Battery, 5-5 ADA. In October of 2016, six months after just returning from Afghanistan, MSG Martinelli and his unit were deployed to two locations in Iraq, where they performed C-RAM missions at each location. His unit was selected as the Knox Award winner which is given to the top ADA unit in the Army for their performance throughout 2015.
MSG Martinelli assumed his role as the Senior Military Instructor at McDaniel College (ROTC) in July 2016. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and Human Resource Management. He earned a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia College in 2014 and is also a graduate of the Senior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Army Basic Instructor Course, and other various military education. He is married to the former Theresa Exner of Fort Worth, TX and they have a 12-year old son, Andrew and a 9-year old daughter, Alyssa. His hobbies include reading, watching sports, especially hockey and spending time with his family.
Sergeant First Class and Military Science Instructor: Nicholas Beatty
Nicholas Beatty enlisted in the Army in 2001. He completed Basic Training, AIT, and Airborne school at Fort Benning, GA. Upon completion, he was stationed to F Company, 51st Infantry at Fort Bragg, NC. While stationed at Fort Bragg, he deployed to Iraq in 2003 and 2005. In 2006, he was stationed at Fort Benning as a Ranger Instructor for four years.
In 2010, he was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY. While there, he served as a Platoon Sergeant in the 101st and deployed to Afghanistan in 2013. In 2014, SFC Beatty came to McDaniel College to be an Army ROTC military science instructor.
SFC Beatty’s military education includes Basic Airborne Course, Ranger School, Air Assault School, Pathfinder, Jumpmaster, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Senior Leader Course, and Combatives 1, 2, & 3.
Captain Aaron Bodine
CPT Aaron Bodine is from Phoenix, Arizona. He originally enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2000 and served four years as an Infantryman deploying to Okinawa, Japan, East Timor, Indonesia, and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon completing his education, CPT Bodine attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia in 2011 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. CPT Bodine then proceeded to the 554th Engineer Battalion where he completed the Engineer Officer Basic Course and was assigned from there to the 29th Engineer Company, 1-36 Infantry Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team located at Fort Bliss Texas. CPT Bodine Deployed to Afghanistan as a Route Clearance Platoon Leader in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 12-13 and was selected to serve as the Executive Officer of his company mid-deployment. Upon returning to Fort Bliss, CPT Bodine assisted in reflagging the 29th Engineer Company to Alpha Company, 16th Engineer Battalion where he continued to serve as an Executive Officer. He was then assigned back to the 554th Engineer Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood to complete the Engineer’s Captains Career Course. Upon Completion of ECCC, CPT Bodine was assigned as the Company Commander of Alpha Company, 3-39th Infantry Battalion, 165th Infantry Brigade, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. CPT Bodine is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.
CPT Bodine’s military and civilian education include The Basic Rifleman Course (Marine Corps), Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques Master Course (Marine Corps), Officer Candidate School, Engineer Officer Basic Course, Route Reconnaissance and Clearance Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, and the Engineer Captains Career Course. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Agency Administration from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s of Science Degree in Geological Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
CPT Bodine’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with V device, Navy and Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon, Navy and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Deployment Ribbon, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with Bronze Star, and Nato Medal.
CPT Bodine is married to his wife Vanessa, and they have three children, Jackson (7), Scarlett (4), and Lincoln (1).
Captain David Ellington
CPT Ellington grew up in Sugar Land, TX and calls Dallas home. He enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard in 2006 and served as an enlisted Solider and SMP Cadet while attending Texas A&M University. CPT Ellington graduated from Texas A&M University in May 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science in University Studies.
CPT Ellington’s first assignment was to the 2d Engineer Battalion in White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. He served as a Maintenance Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer in a Forward Support Company, and Battalion S4. CPT Ellington’s second assignment was with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team in FT Drum, NY. Prior to taking command, he worked in the 2nd Brigade staff in the Support Operations Section. CPT Ellington served as the Company Commander of the Forward Support Company, 2-87 Infantry Battalion. During his command his company conducted two rotations at the Joint Readiness Training Center and a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. CPT Ellington is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.
CPT Ellington’s military education includes the Basic Combat Training and Infantry Advanced Individual Training, Combatives Level 1, Transportation Basic Officer Leader Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course (CLCCC).
CPT Ellington’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and NATO Medal.
CPT Ellington is married to his wife Jordan and they have no children.
United States Navy Chief Petty Officer (Ret.) Michael K. McReal
Having served just short of 21 in the Navy, Mr. McReal transferred to the fleet reserve in June of 1998. Navy tours of duty include Naval School of Diving and Salvage from March to July 1978; USS Hunley (AS-31) August 1978 to August 1981; Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility Bremerton August 1981 to September 1982; Trident Refit Facility October 1982 to January 1985; Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center Panama City FL, January to May 1985; USS Edenton (ATS-1) from June 1985 to June 1987; Naval School of Deep Diving Systems, Charleston, SC from July to October 1987; USS Pigeon (ASR-21) from November 1987 to August 1990; Naval Medical Research Institute Bethesda, MD August 1990 to August 1993; Commander Submarine Development Group 1 NSDDS San Diego, CA August 1993 to November 1994; Naval Medical Research Institute Bethesda, MD December 1994 to June 1998.
Post military service, Mr. McReal received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business with concentrated class work in finance from Mount St. Mary’s University in 2006. Mr. McReal was hired in October 2006 by the Green Terror Battalion ROTC as the MSMU administrative representative.
Other optional activities are available for Army Cadets. These include helicopter rappelling, mountaineering, parachuting, winter survival training in Alaska, and temporary assignments in active army units throughout Korea, Europe, and the United States. Cadets can attend the Leadership Training Course and National Advanced Leadership Camps. These are 4-week summer camps designed to hone military and leadership skills.
The Ranger Platoon is a cadet-run organization open to all cadets that specializes in adventure training such as rappelling, patrolling, mountain operations, and river operations. Once each year they compete against 30 other schools in a two-day competition of physical and military events.
ROTC Enrollment Packet
The five documents listed below must be completed if the student wants to partake in the extra curricula activities associated with ROTC, such as: Physical fitness training, leadership labs, and Field Training Exercise (FTX) which include rifle ranges, land navigation training, obstacle courses, and leader reaction courses.
1. Proof of Citizenship - Students must provide official documentation demonstrating that they are a citizen of the United States. This can be completed by producing either a U.S. Birth Certificate or unexpired U.S. Passport.
2. CC 139-R (.xls) - This is a cadet enrollment record form. The form has 6 tabs/pages in the bottom left corner; however, only the first 2 tabs need to be completed for contracting purposes. The following is a list of items that may help you when filling out the form:
Block # 9: DOB - Date of Birth
Block # 10: POB – Place of Birth
Block # 24: Next of Kin- who would we contact in an emergency
Block # 25a / 26a: FICE code – do not fill this in
Tab /page #2: Initial one box in each section (blocks #42-46) on the second tab.
You must sign tab/page #2 where is states "All information given on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge."
3. CC 137 (.xls) - Authorization for access to student records.
Fill out part 1 if you would want to authorize an ROTC instructor to speak with your parents about your performance, to include grades, should they contact us.
Fill out part 2 if you do not want us to discuss your performance with your parents/legal guardian.
4. CC 136 (.pdf) - Government Sponsored Benefits for ROTC Cadets. Sign and date the bottom of the form. This indicates that you have read and understand the information on the form.
5. DA 3425-R (.pdf) - Medical fitness statement. Go to your physician and have that physician fill out this form saying you have no medical conditions or physical impairments that may hinder your participation in ROTC.