Unit Staff

Unit Staff

The staff at Northwestern NROTC is comprised of active duty Navy and Marine Corps officers and senior enlisted personnel. Officers serve as professors of Naval Science courses and class advisors, while senior enlisted personnel use their vast experience and knowledge to help your development as an officer. Our staff members are committed to helping you reach your goals, both academic and military, in the United States Navy or Marine Corps, offering personalized training, counseling, and advising at each step along the way, starting the minute you contact us. Read the biographies of each member of the unit staff below.

Captain Christopher Adams, USN | Commanding Officer

Captain Christopher Adams of Owosso, MI, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in History. He is presently assigned as the Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science at the NROTC Chicago Area Consortium with staffs located at Northwestern University and Illinois Institute of Technology. Full Bio.

Commander Eric Vosler, USN | Executive Officer

Commander Vosler was commissioned through the Naval Aviation Cadet (NAVCAD) program. Following flight training in Corpus Christi, Texas and Pensacola, Florida, he was designated as a Naval Aviator in 1992. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor and Master of Science in Aeronautics. Full Bio

Captain Adam M. North, USMC | Marine Officer Instructor (MOI)

Captain Adam Michael North grew up in Rockford, MI. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2003, and attended recruit training aboard the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA. Following entry-level combat training, he was awarded the 0151 Administrative Specialist designation, and reported to II Marine Expeditionary Force, II Marine Headquarters Group, GPAC in Camp Lejeune, NC for his first assignment. While with GPAC, he completed a deployment in Fallujah, Iraq (September 2005 - March 2006), and received meritorious promotions to Corporal and Sergeant. In December 2006, Capt. North reported to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion in Camp Pendleton, CA to serve as the Battalion's Administrative Chief. From February to August 2009, he completed a deployment to Delaram, Afghanistan as a member of Marine Special Operations Company Delta (MSOC D).

Captain North was selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) in December 2010, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in History (Summa Cum Laude) from Ohio State University. Following graduation from Ohio State in May 2013, he completed the Basic Officer Course and the Infantry Officer Course in Quantico, VA. He reported to 1st Battalion, 1st Marines (1/1) in Camp Pendleton, CA, serving in deployments to Okinawa, Australia, and Norway as the Combined Anti-Armor Platoon commander. Captain North currently serves as Marine Officer Instructor for the NROTC Chicago Area Consortium. 


Lieutenant Kenneth M. Brown, USN | Surface Warfare Officer Advisor

The First Class Midshipman Advisor is a Surface Warfare Officer. LT Kenny “Downtown” Brown hails from Chicago, IL. He earned his commission through the NROTC at Maine Maritime Academy, where he earned his Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude in Marine Systems Engineering. His Division Officer tours began with the USS MOMSEN (DDG 92) out of Everett, WA, where he served as the ship's STRIKE Officer. He then endured the nuclear training pipeline at Power School in North Charleston, SC, followed by a tour at the S8G prototype in Balston Spa, NY. From there he served as the Reactor Mechanical Division officer onboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) out of Bremerton, WA. He teaches NS 210 Marine Navigation and NS 331 Naval Operations.

Lieutenant Brian R. McGarvey, USN | Submarine Warfare Officer Advisor

The Second and Third Class Midshipman Advisor is a Navy Lieutenant and Submarine Warfare Officer. He currently serves as the Nuclear Power Officer and Assistant Professor of Naval Science at Northwestern University. Lieutenant McGarvey was raised in Davidsonville, MD and graduated from Severn School in 2008.  He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and earned a commission through the Naval ROTC Program in 2012.  After commissioning, he attended Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC in January of 2013.  Following Nuclear Power School, he moved to Saratoga Springs, NY where he attended Prototype at the MARF plant.  He then attended Submarine Officer Basic Course in Groton, CT in April of 2014.  He served as the Damage Control Assistant, Quality Assurance Officer, Assistant Operations Officer and Ship's Diving Officer on the USS HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN 730)(BLUE) home ported in Bangor, WA from June 2014 to June 2017.  He teaches Naval Weapons Systems and Naval Engineering.


Lieutenant Matthew Arnold, USN | Aviation Advisor

The Fourth Class Midshipman Advisor is a Navy Lieutenant and Naval Aviator. LT Arnold is a native of East Aurora, New York. He was commissioned as an Ensign from the NROTC program at the University of San Diego in 2010 after earning his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He began flight training in Pensacola, Florida before completing Advanced Helicopter Training in Milton, Florida. Following his designation as a Naval Aviator, he was assigned to the HS-11 “Dragonslayers” at NAS Jacksonville and was one of the last pilots to fly the SH-60F and HH-60H airframes. During 2015, he deployed to the Arabian Gulf onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in support of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq during Operation Inherent Resolve. He currently serves at Northwestern NROTC as the Aviation Advisor in addition to teaching courses in Naval Science.

MSgt Donald Hughes, USMC | Assistant Marine Officer Instructor (AMOI)

The AMOI is a Master Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, and serves as an Assistant Marine Officer Instructor within the Department of Naval Science at Northwestern University

MSgt Hughes is a native of Toledo, Ohio and enlisted in the USMC as a Private in Sept. 2000.

After enlisting he completed Recruit Training at Parris Island, SC and Marine Combat Training at Camp Lejeune, NC and then on to Artillery Cannoneer school at Ft. Sill, OK earning the Cannoneer  military occupation specialty,  and was assigned to 1st BN, 12th Marines in Kaneohe Bay, HI. After being re-classed to Fire Support Man he reported to 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) in Okinawa, Japan in Jan. 2005. He completed 2 combat tours to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In April of 2008 he reported back to Parris Island to attend Drill Instructor School. During this tour he served as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, Chief Drill Instructor and Quality Assurance Evaluator. In March of 2012 he reported to 2nd BN, 11th Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, CA as a Fire Support Liaison Chief, four months later he was individually augmented to the 7th Marine Regiment in 29 Palms, CA in order to deploy as a Regiment Targeting Chief to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In August 2014, he reported to his current duty serving as the Assistant Marine Officer Instructor for the NROTC at Northwestern University.

His personal awards are 3 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, 4 Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals.

PHCS Mike Dalluge, USN (Ret.) | Unit Supply Officer

The Unit Supply Officer is a Retired Photographer's Mate Senior Chief in the United States Navy. He provides logistic support and training to Midshipmen, outfitting them with uniforms, books and Battalion mission-orientated supplies. With over 20 years of experience, he provides Naval tradition mentorship to all members of the unit. He has served onboard the aircraft carriers USS NIMITZ, USS INDEPENDENCE, and USS JOHN C. STENNIS. He was leading Chief of the Operations department on USS PELELIU and a member of the "Jolly Rogers" and "Black Knights" F-14 fighter squadrons. He has served and deployed from Norfolk, Virginia, Pensacola, Florida, Barbers Point, Hawaii, San Diego, California, and Japan.