Naval Science Staff

Captain Andrew Hertel

Commanding Officer, North Carolina Piedmont Consortium NROTC

CAPT Andrew Hertel, a native of Clarendon Hills, IL, graduated from the University of Illinois in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science in Cell and Structural Biology. He was commissioned in May 1994 via the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program.  He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Troy University.

A career submarine officer, his sea tour include division officer in USS TENNESSEE (SSBN 734) BLUE, Navigator and Operations Officer in USS GREENEVILLE (SSN 772), Executive Officer in USS NORTH CAROLINA (SSN 777), and Command of USS TEXAS (SSN 775).  He deployed in both the Atlantic and Pacific areas of responsibility.

Ashore, CAPT Hertel served as Shift Engineer and Staff Training Officer at Nuclear Power Training Unit, Charleston, as Director of the Submarine Analysis Group at US Pacific Command Joint Intelligence Operations Center, as Personnel Policies Officer at Submarine Force Headquarters in Norfolk, VA, and as Commanding Officer of Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific.  He also served as Director of the Commander’s Initiatives Group at COMSEVENTHFLT in Yokosuka, Japan, embarked on USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19).

He assumed command of the North Carolina Piedmont Consortium NROTC unit in June 2019.

CAPT Hertel has had the privilege of serving on teams to be awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Navy Unit Commendation, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, and the Battle ‘E’ Award.


Active Duty Staff



Exec. Officer of the NC Piedmont Consortium / Associate Prof. of Naval Science 

Major Michael Arguello, United States Marine Corps

Office: (919) 515-7804




Surface Warfare Officer / Operations Officer / Senior Advisor

LT John D. Watson Jr., United States Navy

Office: (919) 515-6218




Naval Flight Officer / Administration Officer / Junior Advisor

LT Morgan Whitmore, United States Navy

Office: (919) 513-7207




Submarine Warfare Officer / Sophomore & Officer Candidate Adviser

LT Jeremiah Henderson, United States Navy

Office: (919) 515-6216




Special Operations Officer / Associate Prof. Naval Science / Freshman Adviser and Recruiting Officer

LCDR Jeffrey Dickey, United States Navy

Office: (919) 515-1404




Marine Corps Officer Instructor of the NC Piedmont Consortium 

Captain Shannon Stanich, United States Marine Corps 

Office: (919) 515-8930




Assistant Marine Officer Instructor

GySgt Mark Sanchez, United States Marine Corps

Office: (919) 515-2354




Assistant Professor Naval Science

LT Randy Johnson, United States Navy

Office: (919) 513-7207



Civilian Staff


Human Resources Specialist

Mr. Steven West, United States Navy (Retired) 

Office: (919) 515-6318




Human Resources Assistant

Mr. Jared Wilson, United States Marine Corps (Retired)

Office: (919) 515-8931




Supply Technician 

Mr. Joe Johnson, United States Navy (Retired)

Office: (919) 515-4865



Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Alyssa Zsido, North Carolina State University Employee

Office: (919) 515-2757