The Department of Military Science and Leadership
The Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) selects, trains, retains, develops, and commissions high quality future leaders for the United States Army and the nation. Our vision is to be one of the Nation’s premier ROTC programs by continuing to develop adaptive warrior leaders that can successfully lead our most treasured commodity - the United States Army Soldier. Courses offered by this department are designed to offer qualified students an opportunity to become a commissioned Army officer. The curriculum provides opportunities for leadership training and experience that are not duplicated in other college courses. Instruction encourages the development of resource management skills, self-assurance, confidence, personal discipline, executive abilities, personal responsibility, professional ethics, physical stamina, bearing, and other fundamental qualities required of an Army officer. These same qualities will enhance any civilian career.
Our Freshman (Military Science I) and Sophomore (Military Science II) level courses are available to anyone who is interested, and any student may enroll in them without meeting any military prerequisites or incurring any obligations. This is an excellent way to learn more about the Army, gain some leadership training, and/or decide if the Army might be a career they would like to pursue. Additionally, this counts as a free elective in their degree program and all books are provided free of charge.
Army ROTC Scholarships are available for two, three, and four-years to college freshmen, sophomores, and graduate students. The scholarships provide financial assistance for the education and training of motivated students who desire to serve as Army officers after graduation from college. If awarded a scholarship, the Army will pay full tuition, provide $1,200 a year for books and lab fees, and provide a $300 to $500 per month stipend while school is in session.
The Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) is a volunteer officer training program that allows Army National Guard and Army Reserve enlisted members to participate in the Advance ROTC Program. Upon completion of Basic Training, a reserve component soldier that is an academic sophomore can join ROTC and earn a commission as an officer in the United States Army upon graduation.
Qualified cadets may attend Airborne School, Air Assault School, Drill Cadet Leader Training, and ROTC nurse summer training. Additionally, Advanced Course cadets may attend Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT), serving up to four-weeks with an active Army unit.
To qualify for a commission as a Second Lieutenant, a student must comply with all terms of his/her contract; successfully complete Basic Military Science or equivalent; successfully complete MS 3310 , MS 3320 , MS 3330 , MS 3340 , MS 4410 , MS 4420 , MS 4430 , MS 4440 and MS 4510 ; complete all University requirements for a bachelor’s degree; meet the physical standards of current U.S. Army regulations and agree to accept an Active Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve duty assignment. Additionally, candidates for a commission must complete a Military History course.
More information can be obtained by contacting John Wolfmeyer at 660-543-4863 or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fighting-Mules-Battalion-UCM-Army-ROTC/