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Lieutenant Colonel Luchetta
Professor of Military Science 


 

LTC Joe Luchetta was commissioned from the Early Commissioning Program at Marion Military Institute in 2000, subsequently serving in the Connecticut Army National Guard and Army Reserves while completing his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems at the University of Connecticut.  After being selected as a Transportation Officer, LTC Luchetta’s first assignment upon completing the basic course in 2003 was with 11th Transportation Battalion, Fort Story, VA where he served as a platoon leader and battalion staff officer.  After attending the career course in 2006, LTC Luchetta was assigned to the 407th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB), 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, serving as the Support Operations Transportation Officer and Company Commander of Alpha Company, 407th BSB.  Upon completing 21-months of command, LTC Luchetta attended the University of Virginia, receiving a Masters of Education in Kinesiology before serving three years as a physical education instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  In 2013, he once again PCS’d to Fort Bragg, NC where he served in the 528th Sustainment Brigade, United States Army Special Operations Command as an ARSOF Support Operations Team Chief, Battalion Executive Officer, and Brigade S-4.  LTC Luchetta served as the Course Director for the Logistics Captain’s Career Course at Fort Lee, VA until assuming duties as Professor of Military Science of the Liberty Battalion in June 2017.

LTC Luchetta’s deployments include a 12-month tour in Iraq with the 368th Cargo Transfer Company in 2004-2005, a 15-month tour in Iraq with the 407th BSB in 2007-2008, and a 9-month tour with Special Operations Joint Task Force – Afghanistan as the SOF Equipment Recovery Team Chief in 2013-2014.  His military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, Command and General Staff Officer Course, and the Basic Airborne Course.

LTC Luchetta resides at Hanscom Air Force Base with his beautiful wife Gayla and four wonderful children: Gavin (7), Ava (7), Brayden (7) and Emma (5).

 

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Captain Mullen
Assistant Professor of Military Science
(Operations Officer)

Captain Vincent P. Mullen attended the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminal Justice, and commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 2008. Following the Infantry Officer Basic Course (IOBC), Captain Mullen went on to graduate from Airborne School and Ranger School. He was then assigned as a Platoon leader in 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment (ABN), 2 nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division. While a Platoon leader, he deployed in support of Operation Unified Response – Haiti for Humanitaridan Assistance and Disaster Relief after the 2010 Earthquake that devastated the nation. Upon returning to Fort Bragg, Captain Mullen was assigned as the Battalion Logistician (S4). As the S4 he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn and returned home until his PCS to Maneuver Captains Career Course at Fort Benning, Ga. Upon completion of MCCC, Captain Mullen graduated from Jumpmaster School and then reported to 4th Brigade (ABN), 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson vicinity Anchorage Alaska. He took command of Able Company, 3rd Battalion 509 th Infantry Regiment (ABN) and commanded for 18 months before being selected as the Aide-de- Camp for the U.S. Army-Alaska Commanding General. Captain Vincent Mullen joined the Liberty Battalion and assumed duty as an Assistant Professor of Military Science on 29 July 2016.

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Captain Zawolo
Assistant Professor of Military Science

CPT Zez Christian Zawolo was commissioned in November 2007 as a Second Lieutenant through the Officer Candidate School. CPT Zawolo holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Liberty University. Prior to commissioning, CPT Zawolo served 10 years as an Enlisted Soldier rising to the rank of Sergeant First Class. His military education includes the, Transportation Basic Officer Leadership Course, the Mortuary Affairs course, Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES) Support Personnel Course (JSPC), the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES) Action Officer Course (JAOC), the Combined Logistics Captain Career Course, and the Security Assistance Management Overseas Course.

 CPT Zawolo assignments include: Maintenance Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Echo Company, 2d Battalion, 82d Aviation Regiment, 82d Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), Support Operation Transportation Officer, 122 d Aviation Support Battalion, 82 d CAB, Brigade Logistics Management Officer (S4), 82d CAB. While assigned to the 82d CAB, Captain Zawolo completed two combat deployments in support of OEF IX – X, and OEF XI – XII. Upon Completion of the Combined Logistics Officer Captains Career Course, he was assigned to the United States Military Training Mission Saudi Arabia, where he served as Logistics Advisor to the Royal Saudi Land Forces. CPT Zawolo returned from Saudi Arabia in July 2014 and commanded Fox Company 2d Battalion, 32d Field Artillery Regiment from October 2014 – June 2016. CPT Zawolo currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Northeastern University and Boston College.

CPT Zawolo’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (7 OLC), The National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon III, Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Medal,  CPT Zawolo has earned the Drill Sergeant Badge and the Air Assault Badge.

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Master Sergeant Douglas Dickson
Senior Military Instructor

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Sergeant First Class Beck
Military Instructor

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 Master Sergeant Headley
Military Instructor

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MSG Headley was born in Jacksonville Florida. He enlisted in the Army in February 2002. After basic training and OCT at Fort Benning, GA MSG Headley was awarded the MOS 11B. During his career, MSG Headley served as Scout Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Squad Leader, Team Leader and Rifleman. He also participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

MSG Headley’s duty stations include: Fort Bragg, NC (2002-2005); Fort Sam Houston, TX (2005-2006); Fort Bragg, NC (2006-2008); Pearl Harbor, HI (2008-2011); Fort Campbell, KY (2011-2014); Camp Jackson, KS (2015-2017); Northeastern ROTC Boston, MA (2017-)

MSG Headley has attended the Maneuver Senior Leaders Course (MSLC); Advance Leaders Course (ALC); Warrior Leaders Course (WLC); Anti-Terrorism Basic Officers Course; Urban Mobility Breachers Course; Pathfinder School; Air Assault School; Airborne School; Spies and Fries Master Course; Rappel Master Course; Cold Weather Leadership Course; Basic Military Mountaineering; Mountaineer Instructor Course; Master Resiliency Trainer Course levels I and II. MSG Headley is also pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Homeland Security/Anti-Terrorism.

MSG Headley’s military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4th award) Joint Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (5th award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Star Device, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd award) Army Service Ribbon, Korean Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon. Badges include: Army Basic Instructor Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Combat Infantry Badge.

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