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LTC Peter Godfrin, Professor of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Godfrin joined the Paul Revere Battalion in July of 2014.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Norwich University, a Master’s of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master’s of Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.  His military education includes the Aviation Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, Combined Arms Services and Staff School, Command and General Staff Officer Course, and School of Advanced Military Studies.

LTC Godfrin received his commission in the Aviation Branch in May 1997.  He began his service in the Republic of Korea with the 2nd Battalion (Assault), 2nd Infantry Division as a Platoon Leader and Aviation Liaison Officer.  He changed station to Fort Carson, CO where he served as a Shops and Maintenance Platoon Leader in the Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Company in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment.  In May 2003, he was reassigned to Fort Drum, NY where he deployed to Iraq as the Commander of C Company, 10th Aviation (AVIM).  While still assigned to Fort Drum, he was transferred to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation (Assault) where he served as the Commander of D Company and later as the Battalion Executive Officer and Battalion Operations Officer during deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.  In June of 2011, he deployed to Afghanistan as a Future Operations Planner at the Headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force.  Upon redeployment, he was assigned to his most recent assignment as an Instructor in the Department of Tactics at the Command and General Staff College.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with four service stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two service stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon 5th award, the NATO Medal, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Senior Army Aviator Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Pathfinder Badge.

 CCccMSG Joshua N. Davis, Senior Military Instructor

Master Sergeant Joshua N. Davis entered active service on 12 June 1997.  Prior  to arriving at MIT, Master Sergeant Davis served as the First Sergeant for Alpha Company, 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Rakasans, 101st Airborne Division Air Assault, Fort Campbell Kentucky.  Master Sergeant Davis' previous assignments include Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd BrigadeCombat Team, 101st Airborne Division, FT. Campbell KY; Combat Training Company, Training Support Battalion, FT. Leonard Wood MO; Charli Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, FT. Lew WA; Range Support Company, Training Support Battalion, FT. Leonard Wood MO; 173rd Combat Support Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza Italy; Charli Company, 307th Engineer Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, FT. Bragg NC.

Master Sergeant Davis' duties have included all leadership positions from Team Leader to First Sergeant.  While performing these duties he has participated in numerous Operational deployments.  His deployments include one deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, three deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and most recently his last deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Resolute Support/freedom Sentinel.

Master Sergeant Davis is a Graduate of the following NCOES Schools: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-commissioned Officers Course, and the Advanced Non-commissioned Officers Course.  He is also a graduate of the Air Assault School, Airborne School, Sapper Leader Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Army Basic Instructors Course and Repel Master Course.

Maser Sergeant Davis' awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with Valor), Bronze Star Medal (forth award), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (fifth award), Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (sixth award), National Defense Service Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Ribbon (two bronze stars), Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon (two bronze stars), Global War on Terriorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terriorism Medal, Non-commissioned Officer Professional Develpment Ribbon (numeral three), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral four), NATO Ribbon (one bronze star), Valorous unit award, Meritorious unit Citation (second award), Combat Action Badge, Sapper Tab, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, Drivers badge (wheeled), Bronze de Fleury Medal, Order of the Gold Spur and Tunisian Airborne Wings. 

CPT MIKE SIM, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MILITARY SCIENCE

Captain Michael Sim joined the Paul Revere Battalion in September 2015. He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from New York University, and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School. His military education includes the Basic Officer Leader Course, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Paladin Commander’s Course, Field Artillery Captains Career Course, Basic Airborne Course, Tactical Information Operations Course, Precision Fires Course (CDE Methodology), and the Joint Firepower Course.

CPT Sim received his commission as a Field Artillery officer in May 2007 from NYC Army ROTC at Fordham University. His first assignment was to Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery (3-82 FA), 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as a Firing Platoon Leader and Battery Executive Officer (XO). He deployed in support of OIF 09-10 where he served as a rifle platoon leader and XO in the city of Kirkuk, Iraq. Upon redeployment, he served as the XO for Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3-82 FA.

In March 2011, CPT Sim was assigned to 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) where he served as the Assistant S3 for 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery (2-15 FA). In January 2012, CPT Sim was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry (2-14 IN), where he served as the Task Force Fire Support Officer until taking command of Alpha Battery, 2-15 FA in June 2013, while deployed to Paktika Province in support of OEF XIII. A/2-15 FA received the FY13 Henry A. Knox Award (Best Active-Duty Artillery Battery in the U.S. Army) for its combat performance. CPT Sim’s most recent assignment was as the commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division.

CPT Sim’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), the Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghan Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star), the Iraq Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), the NATO Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Combat Action Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. CPT Sim is an inductee of the Orders of Saint Barbara (U.S. Field Artillery Association) and Saint Maurice (National Infantry Association).

CPT Emily Hannenberg, Assistant Professor of Military Science

Captain Hannenberg received her commission from the United States Military Academy at West Point in May of 2007. Her first assignment was with the 84th Engineer Battalion (Construction Effects) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii where she deployed to Mosul, Iraq and served as a Personal Security Detachment Platoon Leader and as a Vertical Platoon Leader. Upon return from Iraq, she served as Vertical Company Executive Officer, and as the Battalion TAC Officer.  After completion of the Captains’ Career Course, she joined the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) as the Assistant Operations Officer.  Her most recent assignment was as the Commander of Bravo Company, 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power).

Captain Hannenberg’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal,  the Army Commendation Medal, the Army
Achievement Medal,  the Iraqi Campaign Medal,  the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Air Assault Badge, and the Sapper Tab.

Captain Hannenberg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Castilian Spanish from the United States Military Academy and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri Science and Technology. Her military education includes the Basic Officer Leadership Course II, the Engineer Basic Officer Leadership Course III, and the Engineer Captain’s Career Course.

CPT Mark Pollak, Assistant Professor of Military Science

Captain Mark Pollak joined the Paul Revere Battalion in March 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology. His military education includes the Basic Officer Leader Course, Engineer Officer Basic Course, Explosive Ordinance Clearing Agent Course, Engineer Captain’s Career Course, Air Assault Course, and Basic Airborne Course.

CPT Pollak received his commission as an Engineer officer in December 2007 through the Army ROTC program at Virginia Tech. His first assignment was to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4-1 Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, where he served in the S1 (Administrative) shop on the Battalion Staff at Fort Riley, KS. He deployed in support of OIF 09-10 where he moved to Alpha Company, 4-1 BSTB and served as a Combat Engineer Platoon Leader in Tuz Qadah, Iraq. Upon redeployment, he served as the XO back at HHC, 4-1 BSTB. In early 2011 he moved to Fort Campbell, KY where he served as a Mechanical Engineer and Operations Officer at the Fort Campbell Field Office of the Louisville District of the U.S. Corps of Engineers, working on military construction across the post. In 2013, he attended Engineer Captains Career Course at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri. Upon completing his Master’s Degree, he moved to Fort Bragg North Carolina where he eventually took command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Engineer Battalion (Airborne). He commanded for 15 months before moving to Boston and joining the Paul Revere Battalion.

CPT Pollak’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (1st Award), the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Combat Action Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

CPT Nadi K. Kassim, Assistant Professor of Military Science

CPT Nadi K. Kassim arrived at the Paul Revere Battalion in October 2016, and is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Military Science (APMS). CPT Kassim was born in Alexandria, Louisiana and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 2010 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he received a Bachelor’s of Sciences in Middle Eastern Studies.

After completing the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, Nadi was assigned to the 4th IBCT of the 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley, Kansas where he served as OIC of the Access Control Points, Brigade Lethal Targeting Officer, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, and Executive Officer of the Military Intelligence Company while forward deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF 12-13 in RC-East.

After graduating the Captains Career Course, CPT Kassim served as the Squadron Intelligence Officer and the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop (HHT) Commander for the newly established Regimental Engineer Squadron (RES) of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

CPT Kassim’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal.  He has also earned the Air Assault Badge and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge.

SFC Darrell P. Brown, Military Science Instructor

Sergeant First Class Darrell P. Brown arrived at the Paul Revere Battalion in August 2016. SFC Brown entered active service on 7 July 1996. Prior to arriving at MIT, he served as the First Sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 14th Calvary Regiment (HHT/2-14 CAV), 2nd Brigade Combat Team Warriors, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

SFC Brown’s previous assignments include E Company 65th Brigade Engineer Battalion (E/65 EN), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 25th Infantry Division; G3 Future Operations, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana; 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment (1-32 IN), Fort Drum, NY; 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment (2-8 IN), Fort Hood, TX; 2nd Battalion 9th Infantry Regiment (2-9 IN), Camp Casey, Republic of Korea; and 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment (2-7 IN), Fort Stewart, GA.

Sergeant First Class Browns’ duties have included all leadership positions from Team Leader to First Sergeant. While performing these duties he has participated in two operational deployments: one to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and one to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sergeant First Class is a graduate of the following NCOES schools: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-commissioned Officers Course, and the Advanced Non-commissioned Officers Course. He is also a graduate of the Air Assault School.

SFC Brown’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (second award), Meritorious Service Medal (second award), Army Commendation Medal (seventh award), Army Achievement Medal (fourth award), Army Good Conduct Medal (sixth award), National Defense Service Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon (two campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral Three), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral Three), NATO Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award (second award), Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Air Assault Badge, Driver’s Badge (Wheeled). He is an inductee of the Order of the Spur (Silver), and a Noble Patron of Armor awardee.

    

Sean P. McDonough, Recruiting & Scholarship Officer, Military History Instructor

Mr. McDonough arrived at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on February 10, 2014.  Prior to this assignment, he served as the Recruiting Operations Officer at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH (20120-2013).  He also served as an Assistant professor of Military Science and American Military History Instructor at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL (2010-2012). Mr. Sean McDonough was born in Boston, MA and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army in May 2002.  He was commissioned through the ROTC program at Norwich University and was a member of the Corps of Cadets.   He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Norwich University in Northfield, VT.   Mr. McDonough received a graduate certificate in teaching and learning from Norwich University in September 2010.  Mr. McDonough is also currently pursuing a Masters of Education degree in Mental Health Counseling from Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA.

Mr. McDonough was deployed in support of operation Iraqi Freedom (2009-2010) and served as the Tactical Psychological Operations Detachment Commander for Multi National Division – North in Kirkuk, Iraq.  He served as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Valley Forge Military College in Wayne, PA (2007-2009).  Mr McDonough has also simultaneously served as a Psychological Operations Officer in the US Army Reserve since 2008.   He also worked as a Station Operations Manager for FedEx in Washington, DC (2007) before joining Cadet Command as an instructor.  Mr. McDonough served on active duty with the 82nd Airborne Division (2003-2007).  He was the 2nd Brigade Assistant Operations Officer – Plans.  He was also the Assistant Operations Office for 1st BN, 325 Airborne Infantry Regiment.  He was a Rifle Company Executive Officer (later Commander) of A Company, 1-325 AIR during which time he was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2005) and served as a Rifle Company Executive Officer then Commander in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Previously he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader in the same unit.

Mr. McDonough’s awards/decorations include: Bronze Star medal, Army Commendation medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze service star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with bronze service star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve medal with “M” device, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Ribbon, Ranger Tab, Parachutists Badge, Germans Armed Forces Parachutists Badge (silver), and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.