Military Science and Leadership

When most Missourians think of the Missouri National Guard, they picture guard members filling sandbags or helping transport affected citizens during the floods of 1993, but the organization’s role has expanded since 9/11. Guard members now continually serve around the world, though the state mission remains key, including responding to emergencies such as the Mississippi River flooding of June 2008 and the January 2009 ice storms across much of southern Missouri.

color guard

The Cadet Awards Ceremony recognizes those cadets who excelled in both military and academic studies throughout the 2017-2018 school year. The awards are recognition from many sponsoring organizations in support of our Army ROTC Tiger Battalion.

Crowder Hall

Army ROTC cadets completing their ROTC training at MU are commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant in a brief ceremony on the second floor of Crowder Hall, Saturday, December 16th at 3:00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

commissioning ceremony

Army ROTC cadets completing their ROTC training at MU are commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant in a formal ceremony at the columns of Francis Quadrangle on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Everyone is welcome.

The University of Missouri’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) honored 10 alumni by inducting them into the ROTC Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Crowder Hall October 3.

The College of Arts and Science strongly encourages all students to study abroad during their time at MU because study abroad has long been accepted as an integral part of a well-rounded undergraduate education. Popular study-abroad destinations for MU students include Greece, Italy, Spain, and South America. For cadets in MU’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), however, study abroad can happen anywhere in the world the U.S. Army has an established presence.

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be given to full-time undergraduate Army ROTC students enrolled in the Department of Military Science and Leadership.

To provide three annual and distinct awards in the spring semester to students in the Department of Military Science and Leadership as follows:
The "Army Physical Fitness Test Improvement Award"
a. - Shall be awarded to the cadet classified as MS I, MS II, or MS III who demonstrated the most improvement on their APFT from the fall to spring semester of the academic school year.

Funds are to be awarded to up to three students who demonstrate excellence in leadership and academic abilities. The awards are not to be based on financial need. Recipients will write to the donors, or their descendants, to acknowledge the award and to state their accomplishments.

One or more annual awards to a full-time student enrolled in Army ROTC to be awarded to the cadet(s) who show excellence in APFT, leadership potential and application, and overall performance.

Crowder Hall

CPT Ben Szany, JA, Trial Counsel – 3d Chemical Brigade, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, will discuss specific options that Cadets may have with regard to the JAG Corps.

Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Venue: Mizzou School of Law, 203 Hulston Hall, Rm 7

Presentation: Information about the JAG Corp and the process for joining.

To provide an annual award to the cadet classified MS IV who has contributed the most, over time, to the Corps of Cadets in time and effort that most benefits the Corps as a whole.

Robert “Bob” Fulstone is being recognized as the St. Louis Area Veteran of the Year for his long support of America’s veterans. Fulstone is quick to say, “This award isn’t my award, it’s our award. It belongs to the people at the Veterans Business Resource Center, the United Services Organizations (USO), and other groups that help veterans.”

Cadets and midshipmen from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines donned their dress uniforms and mustered on the Francis Quadrangle the morning of May 5 to restart a military tradition at MU that dates to the 1860s. The Reserve Officer Training Corps Joint Services Pass in Review and Parade featured more than 250 graduates, six of whom received special honors.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Today, University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander Cartwright and Lt. Col. Gary Kerr, professor of military science and leadership and department head for the University Army ROTC, announced a new Mizzou ROTC Scholarship that will expand higher education access and affordability at MU.

Please come and join the Mizzou Army, Navy and Air Force ROTCs in honoring our Veterans.

ROTC cadets

Cadets from all branches of the ROTC services will parade and present before the Chancellor of the University for review.

Join us as we learn about the complex history and present challenges in one of the world's most-watched regions.

LTC (ret) Stephen Tharp spent a combined 26 years working in South Korea as an Army officer and then, a Department of the Army civilian. He uses his professional knowledge and experience in the region to educate others on the complex, evolving security situation on the Korean peninsula. Hosted by the Department of Military Science and Army ROTC.

Annual scholarship award to Army ROTC cadets. Recipient must be a contracted cadet who scored over 290 on the Army Physical Fitness Test. Selected recipients must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, have participated in extracurricular activities, must be proficient in Army skills, and  have demonstrated service to the Corps of Cadets.

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