Faculty and Staff

Learn Leadership from the Best Leaders. The Army ROTC program is only as strong as its instructors. That’s why we provide such highly qualified faculty and staff for Cadets. See the varied and interesting experiences instructors have had that make them the best ROTC faculty and staff.

Active Duty Cadre

LTC Ben Ferguson

Professor of Military Science

Lieutenant Colonel Ben Ferguson graduated from Kings College in 2002 and was commissioned as an Armor Officer. He was most recently served as the Battalion Commander for the 3rd Battalion, 81st Armored Regiment at Fort Benning Georgia.

LTC Ferguson was initially assigned to Fort Hood, TX and served as a tank and dismounted Platoon Leader in 1-12 Cavalry and 2-5 Cavalry, including a tour in Iraq during OIF 2. He also served as a Reconnaissance Squadron Adjutant and Troop Executive Officer in 1-7 Cavalry. Following the Armor Captains Career Course, he served as one of the first Afghan National Police Trainers in West Afghanistan.  Returning to Fort Hood, he served as the Battalion S3 and Plans Officer for 1-12 Cavalry and then as a Mechanized Infantry Company Commander for A Co, 3-8 Cavalry during a Mosul deployment in Iraq. He was selected as a Joint Chiefs of Staff/Office of the Secretary of Defense/Army Staff Intern.  LTC Ferguson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History; and a Master’s degree from Georgetown University in Public Policy Management.

MSG Matthew Zepeda

Senior Military Science Instructor & MS III Instructor

Master Sergeant Matthew Zepeda was born in Riverside, California on 13 May 1981. He enlisted in the United States Army from Oakland, CA on 9 January 2002. He attended the United States Army Basic Infantry School (OSUT) in Fort Benning, GA.

MSG Zepeda has served in numerous leadership and instructor positions including Team Leader and Platoon Sergeant with 1st BN, 14th Infantry Regiment at Schofield Barracks, HI. Ranger Instructor with 4th Ranger Training Battalion at Fort Benning, GA. Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant with 3rd Battalion 66th Armored Regiment at Fort Riley, KS, and as the Senior Military Science Instructor at Loyola University Chicago. His deployments include Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, Korea, Poland, and Greece.

MSG Zepeda has attended all levels of the Non Commissioned Officers Professional Military Education System, and the United States Sergeant Major Course (Class 72), along with Air Assault School, Ranger School, Bradley Master Gunner Course, Unit Prevention Leader, Army Basic Instructor Course, Common Faculty Development Instructor Course, and The Master Educator Course.

MAJ Eric Eudy

Battalion Executive Officer & Assistant Professor of Military Science (MS III)

MAJ Eudy joined the Army seeking adventure and to make an impact in the world. He was commissioned as an Armor Officer detailed from the Signal Corp through Officer Candidate School. Before joining the BU team, CPT Eudy served in the 25th Infantry Division based in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and commanded a strategic signal company in the 1st Signal Brigade near the DMZ in South Korea. CPT Eudy is a graduate of the Army Reconnaissance School, Air Assault School, and is Army Combatives qualified. While an instructor at BU, he also obtained an MBA from the Boston University Questrom School of Business.

CPT Brandy Hernandez

Assistant Professor of Military Science (MS I) & South Shore College Officer in Charge

CPT Hernandez is an alumnus of Worcester Polytechnic Institue and holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering Business Management. Since commissioning as an Aviation Officer through ROTC, CPT Hernandez served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard as a 67J, Aeromedical Evacuation Officer. She has deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. CPT Hernandez is a UH60 Blackhawk Pilot, Airborne and Air Assault qualified and served with foreign militaries around the world. CPT Hernandez hopes to pass her lessons learned from her experiences to prepare the next generation of Officers to be leaders in our ever-changing and complex world.


CPT Tyler Spease

Assistant Professor of Military Science (MS II) & Battalion Operations Officer (S3)

CPT Spease joined the Army under the College Option and was selected to attend Basic Combat Training (BCT) and attend Officer Candidate School (OCS). He was commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer. Prior to joining the team at BU, CPT Spease served at echelons ranging from Tactical to Strategic both forward deployed and garrison. He served in 2nd Infantry Division based in South Korea, Intelligence and Security Command based in FT. Bliss, TX , and 2nd Cavalry Regiment based in Germany where he commanded a Military Intelligence Company. CPT Spease is a graduate of several Military Intelligence Schools, Asymmetric Warfare Schools, Air Assault School, and is Army Combatives qualified.

SFC Aaron Brunner

MS I Instructor & Operations NCOIC


SFC Andrew Evens

MS 2 Instructor & Assistant Operations NCOIC


SSG David Bourque

MS 3 Instructor & Ranger Challenge NCOIC

Department of the Army Civilians

Mr. David Tuttle

Stonehill College and MMA Liaison

Mr. Tuttle originally joined the Army for an opportunity to live in Germany. After Enlisting as a Combat Engineer, Mr. Tuttle earned the rank of Sergeant while stationed in Germany for 6 years. Shortly after, he joined The University of New Hampshire ROTC Program and was commissioned as an Army Reserves Engineer Officer. After fighting in the Persian Gulf War, Mr. Tuttle transferred to the Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command in the Army Reserves. He has deployed to numerous locations around the world including the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Kenya.

Mrs. Jennifer Wilson

Senior Administrative Secretary

Mr. Scott Braithwaite

Recruiting Operations Officer (S2)

Mr. Martin Opoku-Mensah

Logistics Technician (S4)

Mrs. Darlene Branconnier

Human Resources Assistant (S1)