Assistant Professor of Naval Science
Surface Warfare Officer
LT Brown graduated from Southern University and A&M College in 2017 with a degree in Psychology, where she commissioned through the NROTC program there as a Surface Warfare Officer. After commissioning, LT Brown served her first tour aboard the USS Ashland (LSD-48) as the ship’s designated Weapons Officer.
After her first tour, LT Brown served aboard the USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116) as Damage Control Assistant. Now on her current tour, LT Brown both advises MIDN of the University of Maryland Baltimore County ROTC, as well as teaches Naval Operations and Seamanship, Navigation, and Navigation and Sea Powers Affairs.
Assistant Professor of Naval Science
Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer
LT Hansen is originally from Cumberland, ME. She graduated from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA in 2017 with a B.S. in Physics and a minor in Chemistry. At Gettysburg, she was the Captain of the Women’s Golf Team, which won the conference championships all four years. LT Hansen commissioned via Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI as a Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) in October 2018. Her first tour was on the USS MOMSEN (DDG 92) in Everett, WA. She served as the Gunnery Officer and participated in RIMPAC 2018 and a PACFLT deployment.
Marine Officer Instructor
Captain Jenna Grace Weiner, born on August 27, 1995, in Skokie, Illinois, played Division I soccer at Miami University of Ohio. She holds a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and Health with minors in Psychology and Nutrition, and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology. After Officer Candidate School in 2018, she commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, joining Echo Company Class 5-19 in Quantico, Virginia. During this time, she served as the Platoon Physical Training representative due to her perfect scores (300/300) on both the Combat Fitness Test and Physical Fitness Test.
Graduating in the top third of her class, Captain Weiner became a Manpower Officer. In 2019, she received orders for On-The-Job Training at 1st Marine Division, serving as the G-1 assistant Adjutant. In 2020, she joined 1st Combat Engineer Battalion as the Battalion Adjutant. In July 2022, she was requested to serve and deploy as the Adjutant of Battalion Landing Team 2d Battalion, 4th Marines. In November 2022, Captain Weiner deployed with BLT 2/4 under the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
During the 13th MEU deployment, Captain Weiner was selected as a Marine Officer Instructor at the University of Maryland NROTC program, where she’ll instruct Introduction to Naval Science, Evolution of Warfare, and Maneuver Warfare.
Assistant Marine Officer Instructor
Gunnery Sergeant Islas enlisted in the Marine Corps on 11 April 2005. In July 2006, GySgt Islas received orders to VMMT-204, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, MCAS New River, North Carolina where he served as an MV-22 Avionics Technician. In May 2007, GySgt Islas received orders to VMM-266, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, MCAS New River, North Carolina. GySgt Islas went on to deploy with this unit in September 2008, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In July of 2009 he received orders to VMM-161, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, MCAS Miramar, California, as an MV-22 Avionics Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI). In August 2009, GySgt Islas received temporary additional duty orders to 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia, where he attended the Army Airborne Jump School and earned his first set of wings.
In December 2010, GySgt Islas then became an MV-22 Avionics Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative (CDQAR). While there he also acquired another crucial qualification as Plane Captain. As a Plane Captain, he initiated an extensive flying syllabus in an effort to become a fully qualified Aerial Observer. In July 2012, he deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom where he ended up earning his second set of wings as a fully qualified Combat Aircrew Aerial Observer with VMM-161.
In June 2013, he received orders to VMM-764, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, MCAS Miramar, California. In October of
2014 he then acquired the qualification of MV-22 Avionics Quality Assurance Representative (QAR). In October 2015, he received orders to Drill Instructor School class 1-16, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California. He then went on to graduate and was assigned to Company L 3rd Recruit Training
Battalion. During this time he served as a Drill Instructor, Experienced Drill Instructor, and Senior Drill Instructor.
In December 2018, he received orders to HMX-1 Presidential Helicopter Squadron One. During this time he served on numerous assignments in support of the President and Vice President of the United States. In March of 2022, GySgt Islas executed orders as an Assistant Marine Officer Instructor for the University of Maryland Consortium.