Lieutenant Colonel James Castelli
Professor of Military Science
LTC Castelli received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Chemical Corps in 1994 through the Army ROTC program at Providence College, Providence, RI. Following the Officer Basic Course LTC Castelli was assigned to the First Armored Division in Baumholder, and Hanau, Germany where he served as the Battalion Chemical Officer for 3-12 Infantry Battalion (Mechanized), Platoon Leader in the 69th Chemical Company and Brigade Chemical Officer, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade. During this assignment he participated in Operation Able Sentry in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Operation Joint Guard in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Upon completion of the Captain’s Career Course and CAS3 in 1999, LTC Castelli was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC as the DIVARTY Chemical Officer and commanded the 101st Chemical Company (ABN), XVIII Airborne Corps. Following the events of 9/11, he deployed the company to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2001 to 2002.
From 2002 to 2005 LTC Castelli served as the Battalion Operations Officer and Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Vermont, where he earned a Masters of Science degree in Management. His next assignment was as the Deputy Chemical Officer, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, NY where he served as the Deputy G-3/7 for CJTF-76 during Operation Enduring Freedom VII in Afghanistan from 2006 to 2007.
Following deployment LTC Castelli was assigned to the Pentagon, Washington, DC as a Branch Chief in the Headquarters, Department of the Army, Protection Division G-3/5/7. From 2007 to 2009 LTC Castelli managed the Army’s Emergency Management and Critical Infrastructure programs.
LTC Castelli was selected to be a Professor of Military Science and in 2010 was assigned to Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Mr. Marc Young
Recruiting Operation Officer
Mr. Young is a 29 year veteran of the US Army. He has served on Active Duty, The Army National Guard and the US Army Reserve.
Mr. Young originally enlisted in 1981 as a Private in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and completed the Infantry Basic Course at Fort Benning, GA. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1985 from Drexel University Army ROTC and where he completed a degree in Political Science and History.
After completing the Military Intelligence Officers’ Basic Course at Fort Huachuca, AZ, he was assigned at the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany where he participated in Exercise Reforger. He served as an Assistant Squadron Intelligence Officer and an Electronic Warfare Platoon Leader.
Upon completing his active duty tour, Mr. Young was reassigned to the U.S. Army Reserve as an Assistant Brigade Intelligence officer with the 157th Separate Infantry Brigade (Mechanized) in Horsham, PA, and later as a Battalion Intelligence Officer within the same Brigade.
In 1996, Mr. Young joined the 265th Military Intelligence Company (Linguists), as Executive Officer and later took command of the company. Following command, Mr. Young was selected to be an Inspector General serving the Commanding General of the 99th Regional Readiness Command. He was responsible for coverage of a four state area servicing more than 5,000 Soldiers.
In 1999, Mr. Young continued his service as an Inspector General with the 3rd US Army in Atlanta, GA. Immediately after September 11, 2001, Mr. Young deployed with 3rd US Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as part of Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC). Mr.Young performed his duties across Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Oman, and several other countries.
From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Young was assigned to the 656th Areas Support Group as an Operations Officer. He was responsible for a five-state area and five subordinate commands.
In 2004, Mr. Young was mobilized again as an Inspector General in support of deploying Soldiers at Fort Dix, NJ. Upon completing this assignment, Mr. Young continued to serve as Inspector General for the 99th Regional Readiness Command and later the 78th Training Division in Edison, NJ.
In 2010, Mr. Young was selected to command a Military Intelligence Detachment in Washington, DC.
Mr. Young has been instructing ROTC since 2000, first at Georgia State University Army ROTC and later at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Master Sergeant Douglas M. Flach
Senior Military Instructor
Master Sergeant Douglas Flach was born in Amarillo, Texas on 17 May, 1972. He graduated from Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, Texas in 1991. Upon graduation, he went to New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. He graduated with an Associate in Arts degree in 1993.
Master Sergeant Flach entered into military service on 18 February, 1994 as an Armor Crewman. He graduated from M1 Armor Crewman One Station Unit Training on 3 June, 1994. Upon graduation, he was assigned to A Co, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Ft Hood, Texas where he served as a Driver, Loader, Gunner, Tank Commander and company Master Gunner. He served in A Co, 2-8 Cavalry from June 1994 through Dec 2000 and deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Forge in September 1998 through March 1999.
MSG Flach was then assigned to Recruiting Command in June of 2000 and attended Recruiting School in November of 2000 and was assigned to the Glendale Recruiting Station, Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion. While stationed in Glendale, MSG Flach served as a Recruiter and Station Commander. He finished his tour in December of 2003 and was assigned to the Combined Arms Training Center (CATC) in Vilseck, Germany.
While assigned to CATC from January 2004 through April 2007, MSG Flach served as the United States Army Europe (USAREUR) Professional Military Education (PME) NCOIC working in the USAREUR Army Training Resource Requirement System (ATRRS) office managing all PME quotas for USAREUR. MSG Flach volunteered to deploy to Iraq in November of 2005 as a member of a Special Police Transition Team. Upon return from Iraq in February of 2007, MSG Flach was assigned to Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment (OPFOR) in Hohenfels, Germany.
While assigned to D Co, 1-4 Infantry, MSG Flach served as a Platoon Sergeant from April 2007 through October, 2008 and deployed to Afghanistan as part of Team Dragon, a Combined Arms Company Team under the operational control of the 300th Mechanized Infantry Battalion of the Romanian Army from Jan 2008 through July of 2008. MSG Flach was then assigned to HHC, 1-4 Infantry and served in the S3 section from October 2008 through August 2009 when he was assigned as the Company First Sergeant for D Co, 1-4 Infantry. He served as the 1SG of D Co from August 2009 through June 2011 and deployed again to Afghanistan as the First Sergeant of Team Dragon under the operational control of the 812th Infantry Battalion of the Romanian Army from March 2010 through September 2010. MSG Finished his service with 1-4 Infantry serving as the HHC First Sergeant from June 2011 through April 2012 when he was assigned to Temple University’s ROTC department to serve as the Senior Military Science Instructor.
MSG Flach’s military education includes all levels of the Army’s Noncommissioned Officer’s Education System through First Sergeant’s Course, M1A1 Master Gunner School and Recruiting School.
MSG Flach’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters (OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/ 2 OLC, Army Achievement Medal w/ 7 OLC, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal w/ 1 Silver Knot, National Defense Service Medal w/ 1 Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ 2 Campaign Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ 2 Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon w/ numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon w/ numeral 4, NATO Service Medal w/ 2 Bronze Stars, Combat Action Badge, and the Gold Recruiting Badge w/ 3 Sapphires.
MAJ Frank DiMartini
Assistant Professor of Military Science
MAJ DiMartini graduated with a Bachelors Degree and received his commission from Temple University ROTC in May 2000. He completed his Infantry Officer Basic Course and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg NC.
MAJ DiMartini served as a Platoon Leader in A/3-504th Parachute Infantry Regiment and served on the Brigade Staff prior to being assigned to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD in 2002. He served as the Company XO and Battalion S1 for the 143rd Ordnance Battalion on Edgewood Proving Grounds. MAJ DiMartini left Active Duty in May 2004 and swore into the Pennsylvania Army National Guard (PAARNG).
MAJ DiMartini was hired to full time duty with the PAARNG in August 2004 to serve as Personnel Officer for the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT). He attended the resident Armor Captains Career Course at Fort Knox, KY from Jan thru May 2005. Upon return to PA he was assigned as the Stryker Transition Officer, responsible for the training and new equipment fielding to the 56th SBCT. In March 2006, he was reassigned to the 2-104th Cavalry Regiment to serve as Personnel Officer and Training Officer. While working full time for the unit he also assumed command of Alpha Troop, 2-104th CAV in November 2006 and deployed his troop to Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-11 in September 2008.
Upon return from Iraqi he transitioned out of command and assumed the duties of the Squadron S1 followed by the Assistant S3. He left the Squadron in January 2012 to be assigned duties as the PAARNG State Officer Strength Manager for the Recruiting and Retention Battalion at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. In July he was reassigned to Temple University as one of five Active Guard Reserve (AGR) officers in the state working to support local universities as an Assistant Professor of Military Science.
MAJ DiMartini is a graduate of the Army Intermediate Level Education Course, Human Resource Officer Qualification Course, Cavalry Leader Course, Armor Captain Career Course, Infantry Officer Basic Course, and the Army Airborne School.
CPT Jo Quiapo
Assistant Professor of Military Science
CPT Jo Quiapo was born in San Francisco, California at the Presidio Letterman Army General Hospital on September 26, 1982. She is the oldest daughter of two. She received a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship to the University of Nevada, Reno where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 2005.
After graduating the Officer Basic Course at Fort Gordon, Georgia, she was assigned to the 302nd Military Intelligence Battalion in Wiesbaden, Germany where she served as the Battalion SIGO. From 2005 to 2006, she deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07. In 2008, she received the battalion’s first Satellite Communications Platoon consisting of Trojan Heavy and Trojan Spirit-Lite Systems and developed the communications architecture plan for deployment to Novo Selo, Bulgaria in support of Joint Task Force East.
She left Germany in 2009 to attend the Captain’s Career Course at Ft. Gordon, Georgia, where she successfully graduated exceeding course standards. She was then assigned to the 50th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) in March 2010 and assumed command of HHC, 50th Signal Battalion in May. A year later the company deployed to Iraq in support of Operation NEW DAWN 2011, where she also served as the battalion’s Contracting Officer Representative for approximately 485 contractors at 18 sites within the Iraqi Joint Operations Area (IJOA). She is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
CPT Quiapo’s military education includes Signal Officer Basic Course, COMSEC Custodian Course, Trojan Spirit Operators Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Signal Officer Advanced Course, Airborne School, Contracting Officer Representatives Course, and Combatives Level I.
CPT Quiapo’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd award), Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (three bronze stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon (2nd award), Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award), German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (gold), and the Austrian Grenadier Badge.
Sergeant First Class Robert P. Dove
Sergeant First Class Dove was born in Blacksburg, Virginia where he graduated from Blacksburg High School June 1997. SFC Dove has currently completed 55 credit hours towards his associates degree from AMU. SFC Dove has served in the Army from September 1997 until the present. His duty assignments are as follows Ft. Stewart, GA., Ft. Bragg NC., Ft. Benning, GA., Ft. Carson, CO., and currently Temple ROTC.
In addition to his duty assignments he has deployed four times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. SFC Dove has held numerous positions throughout his career; Dragon Gunner, SAW Gunner, Bradley Driver, Bradley Gunner, Master Gunner, Section Leader, and Platoon Sergeant.
SFC Dove’s military education includes Warrior Leaders Course, Airborne School, Advance Leaders Course, Bradley Master Gunner School, M2A3 Master Gunner School, Combatives Level 1, Senior Leaders Course, and Battle Staff. SFC Dove’s awards and decorations include Combat, Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge, Bronze Star (2), Army Commendation Medal for Valor (2), Army Commendation Medal (5), Army Achievement Medal (5), Presidential Unit Citation Award , Army Good Conduct Medal (4), National Defense Service Medal , Afghanistan Campaign Medal , Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal (2), NATO Medal and the Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion).
Kimberly R. Minnis-Hinds
Human Resource Administrator
Born and raised in New Jersey all of my life, after my senior year in high school I developed interest in serving my country. Immediately, I joined the United States Army in 1999 at the age of 17. I completed 3 years on active duty serving my time overseas in Bad Kreuznach and Wiesbaden, Germany assigned to HHC 1st Armored Division. Active duty military had a significant influence on my development of self discipline, sense of justice, and my courage. The highly regimented nature of the military helped me to develop a very strong sense of discipline that is necessary to survive in life after the service.
Additionally, after completing my time on active duty in 2002, at the age of 20, I then serve out the reminder of my contract in the Army Reserves as a Staff Sergeant (E-6). While in the Reserve I had the gracious opportunity to visit other countries such as Egypt, Africa and Korea. I also had the opportunity to apply for a career job as a Unit Administrator working for the Department of Defense at my reserve unit.
In 2004 I then met my husband “Gavin” at our unit the 411th Chemical Company in Edison, New Jersey; in which he served currently as an Active Duty AGR Soldier. We married in 2009 and relocated Pennsylvania with our 2 children in 2010 due PCS. The PCS moved forced me to resign from my job and became unemployed. After, relocating and settling down I applied for the position at Temple University ROTC as a Human Resources Assistant in November 2010 and was hired in January 2011; and have been here ever since. Months later, I decided to ETS from the Army Reserves in November of 2011 to dedicate and devote my time to my family.
Mr. Tony Ivey
Mr. Ivey is a 24 year retired veteran of the US Army. He has served on Active Duty, The Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. He entered the United States Army in July 1982 and completed 19D Cavalry Scout training at Fort Knox, KY. As a Cavalry Scout he served with the 11 ACR and 1-1 CAV in West Germany, and the 2-5 CAV 1CD and 1-7 CAV 1CD at Fort Hood, TX. He then became a 21B Combat Engineer and 92Y Supply NCO while in the PA Army National Guard. During this time he was on AGR (Active/Guard Reserve). He served with the 103 ENG BN and 55 BSTB in Philadelphia, PA.
Mr. Ivey has served in every enlisted leadership position in Cavalry, Combat Engineers and Logistics from Squad Leader to Company Acting First Sergeant. Mr. Ivey is a Combat Veteran of Desert Storm (Gulf War) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF III) .
During the Gulf War he was a Bradley Gunner with the 1/7 CAV 1CD and his Cavalry Scout Squadron was positioned on the tri-border of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq doing recon and surveillance duties.
During OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom), His Combat Engineer unit was based on FOB Summerall in Bayj, Iraq. Mr. Ivey was assigned to a MiTT as a PSD NCO and moved to Tikirt, Iraq, based at Saddam’s Birthday Palace.
Mr. Ivey’s military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course, Unit Training NCO Course, Unit Readiness NCO Course, Unit Supply NCO Course, Battalion Supply Course, ULLS-S4 Course, PBUSE Course, and SOCC-LOG Course.
Some of Mr. Ivey’s awards include the Combat Action Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, and German Army Proficiency Badge.
Mr. Ivey is a New Jersey native and resides in Bristol Borough, PA with his family.
Jackie Hankins-Kent is a native of Philadelphia. She attended Murrell Dobbins Vocational Technical School. Prior to graduation she joined Temple University in 1978. She joined the Army ROTC program February 1989 as the department’s administrative assistant.