Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Ian Phi serves as the Professor of Military Science at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to this assignment, he served as the Chief of Joint Military Information Support Operations Proponent Office, USSOCOM, MacDill AFB, Florida.
His other key assignments include: Deputy Director Strategic Plans (J5), Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve; Commander, 399th Psychological Operations Company; Operations Officer (S3), 11th Psychological Operations Battalion; Tactical Product Development Detachment Commander, Afghanistan-Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF); Detachment Commander, Afghanistan-OEF; and Battle Captain, Bosnia-Operation Joint Forge.
LTC Phi was commissioned through ROTC at the University of Minnesota with two undergraduate degrees, and later earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA). His military education includes Civil-Military Rule of Law, Naval Post Graduate School; Intermediate Level Education (ILE), Command and Staff College; Security, Stability, and Development in Complex Operations, Naval Post Graduate School; Psychological Operations Qualification Course, Special Warfare Center and School; and Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course. He is currently attending the Army War College - Distance Education Program.
LTC Phi is a native of Minneapolis, MN. He currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana and has two children: Bella, 8 and Ethen, 5. In his spare time, he trains in long distance running, cross-fit, and cycling.
Assistant Professor of Military Science
CPT Adam Coste is a native of Ocean City, New Jersey. He attended the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY where he received his commission in 2009 as a Second Lieutenant within the Infantry branch and a Bachelor of Science in Military History. Following completion of the Infantry Officer Basic Course in 2009, CPT Coste was assigned to 1-8 CAV, 2 ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX. His assignments included Infantry Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, and Infantry Company Executive Officer. While assigned as a Mortar Platoon Leader, CPT Coste was forward deployed to Diyala Province, Iraq in 2011 in support of Operation New Dawn. Following re-deployment, CPT Coste attended the Maneuver Captain's Career Course at Fort Benning, GA. Upon graduation, he was assigned to 4IBCT, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS where he served as a Brigade Current Operations Officer for eighteen months. Following the closure of 4IBCT, CPT Coste served as a Current Operations Officer in 1-63AR, 2ABCT, 1st Infantry Division. CPT Coste took Command of HHC, 82nd EN BN in December 2015 while forward deployed to Kuwait. While deployed, he supported training as part of Operation Eager Lion in Jordan. In January 2017, CPT Coste assumed Command of Cutthroat Co., 1-63AR, 2ABCT, 1st Infantry Division where he led the unit through Danger Focus II, a deployment to the National Training Center, and an intense train-up in preparation for deployment to the EUCOM AOR as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. CPT Coste arrived to the Orleans Battalion in March 2018 and currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Military Science (APMS). He is the instructor for MS300 as well as the American Military History Course.
CPT Coste's military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Mechanized Leader's Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, and the Maneuver Captain's Career Course.
CPT Coste's awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with one star, Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (3rd Award), and the Expert Infantryman's Badge.
Senior Military Science Instructor
1SG Andre L. McDaniel joined the Army in July of 2001 and attended OSUT training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, graduating as a 19K Tank Crewman. His assignments include 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, TX from January 2002 to March 2010; served as a Drill Sergeant 3rd Battalion; 13th Infantry at Fort Jackson, SC from July 2010 to October 2012; 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA from October 2012 to June 2014; 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry from June 2014 to May 2015. 1SG McDaniel also served as 1SG of Comanche Troop, 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment from May 2015- September 2016. 1SG McDaniel served as 1SG Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment from September 2016- June 2017. 1SG McDaniel served as 1SG Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment from June 2017- May 2018. 1SG McDaniel has five deployments to OIF 2004-2005, 2006-2007, 2008-2009, Jordan in support of Operation Inherent Resolve from October 2015- July 2016 and Operation Atlantic Resolve from September 2017- May 2018
He has served The Armor Corps in a variety of positions: Tank Driver, Loader, Gunner, and Tank Commander, Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant and as a U.S. Army Drill Sergeant.
1SG McDaniel’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC) Army Commendation Medal (7 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (awarded four times), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Bronze Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development (three times), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), the Drill Sergeant Badge, and Combat Action Badge.
Military Science Instructor
SFC David Anderson originally from Brookville, Pennsylvania. He attended OSUT at Fort Knox, Ky. where he was awarded the MOS of 19K. Following completion of the OSUT in 2000, SFC Anderson was assigned to 4-7 CAV, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Gerry Owen, South Korea. He was assigned as a Driver/Loader on the M1A1 Main Battle Tank. In 2002, SFC Anderson was then assigned to 1-4 CAV, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. He was assigned as a Driver/Loader on the M1A1 AIMS Main Battle Tank. He was later assigned as a Gunner and Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. In 2005, SFC Anderson was then assigned to 1-8 Infantry Regiment, 3rd ABCT, 4th Infantry Division. He was assigned as a Tank Gunner and later assigned as a Tank Commander on the M1A2 SEP V2 Main Battle Tank. Where he deployed in support of OIF 07-09 and OIF 10-11. In 2011, SFC Anderson was assigned to Baltimore Recruiting Battalion, Baltimore, Maryland. Where he was assigned as an Army Recruiter. In 2014, SFC Anderson was assigned to 2-5 CAV, 1ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division. He was assigned as a Tank Platoon Sergeant and Battalion Master Gunner. He attended 1 Rotation to South Korea for Operational Korean Resolve. SFC Anderson arrived to the Orleans Battalion in September 2018 and currently serves as the Military Science Instructor (MSI). He is the instructor for MS100.
SFC Anderson's military education includes the Armor One Station Unit Training, Basic Leader's Course, Advanced Leader's Course, Army Recruiter's Course, Unit Prevention Leader's Course, Maneuver Senior Leader's Course, Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officer's Course.
SFC Anderson's awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with seven Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award with two Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal with 6th Award, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with four star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon 6th Award, Silver Recruiter's Badge, Combat Action Badge, and the Driver's and Mechanic's Badge with Track and Wheeled Banner.
Mr. Matthew Carter, originally from Chicago, Illinois ( GO BEARS!! ), is the Logistics Technician for Tulane University Army ROTC Program. He joined the Army in September 1998 and was awarded the MOS 11B. He served in the Military for 20 years, retiring October 2018. He is married to Mary Carter and has four beautiful children.
Human Resources Assistant
Aubrey J. Curtis, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana employed with the Department of the Army, United States Army Cadet Command, Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) for over 30 years as a Human Resources Technician.
Mr. Curtis was enlisted in the Unites States Army Reserve with twenty-six years of services and retired March 2013 as a Master Sergeant. Mr. Curtis was mobilized in support of Operation Noble Eagle, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Mr. Curtis matriculated at Southern University at New Orleans earning an Associate of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information System.
Mrs. Anita Fortier McLendon is a native of New Orleans, LA. She is a retired SFC from United States Army Reserves after 24 years of service. Mrs. McLendon is a graduated of Dillard University and Tulane University. She is the Project Assistant and Office Secretary for the Tulane University ARMY ROTC Department, where she has worked for 18 years. She is married to Mr. Leonard V. McLendon III and is the mother of Deja and Jeremiah McLendon.
Tulane University Army ROTC
B.S. Criminal Justice
Recruiting Operations Officer
Tel: (504)862-3243/Fax: (504)865-6798
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Ms. Yolanda Wade serves as the key point of contact to the Professor of Military Science regarding recruitment and scholarship management for the Tulane University Army ROTC program. Tulane University’s Army ROTC program also includes its affiliate universities: Loyola, Dillard, Xavier, University of New Orleans, Southern University at New Orleans, University Holy Cross, and LSUHSC.
Ms. Wade is also responsible for recruiting events, marketing, and advertising of the ROTC program. She supports and attends high school speaking engagements, career fairs, and a host of engagements that bridges the ROTC program to other activities, programs, JROTC schools, community services, and institutions. Ms. Wade began working in SROTC in 2007 as an instructor until 2013 when began serving in her current role. Additionally, Ms. Wade are a Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army Reserves under the 377th Theater Sustainment Command, Belle Chasse, Louisiana.