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Department of Military Science

Department of Military Science & Leadership

Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Scientists and teachers, business leaders and policy makers, and officers for the US Army. USM and its Army ROTC program prepare students to be innovators and leaders for the 21st century. We produce lieutenants for the active Army, the National Guard, and the US Army Reserves. Each component has 16 branches that cater to multiple interests, including infantry, military intelligence, aviation, engineering, armor and medical services corps. Warriors wanted, each with a breadth of perspective who:

  • Demonstrate a capacity for excellence
  • Confident they will be competent Army leaders because of the rigor of the program
  • Committed to the Army for the duration and open-minded about further service


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Our Programs

When you become part of the Army ROTC, you're not just working toward a diploma, but an even brighter future as a leader alongside other motivated Cadets.



Find Your Warrior as a Cadet in the Golden Eagle BN

Our courses develop individual leadership and group problem-solving skills, plus you get to experience the out-of-classroom labs that get you adventuring outdoors including: Rappelling, rifle marksmanship, obstacle courses, and land navigation. Contracted students can also participate in adventure training in airborne, air assault and mountain warfare training schools.



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Scholarship Opportunities & Stipends


Commission as Second Lieutenants

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The high school Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. You can also recieve a 3-year Advanced Designee scholarship, which means that your scholarship money wouldn't kick in until your sophomore year.

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Did you know that Federal Tuition Assistance helps cover 15-18 undergraduate or graduate credit hours per academic year based on your branch of service? Approved TA course hours will be paid with your Federal Tuition Assistance and the TA Gap Funding Program from USM!

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College of Business Events


1:00 pm

Medicine Wheel Garden: Southeastern Pigments with Robin Whitfield at Medicine Wheel Garden

Robin Whitfield, a Mississippi artist whose mission is to connect nature and art, will explore the beauty and meaning of plant dyes and pigments used by our ancestors. Plant dyes and pigments were important to our ancestors as they infused Vhitfiele Studio, Granad: beauty and meaning into life. Robin's creative work is inspired by nature and ecological relationships, using traditional watercolors and foraged plant pigments. The Center of American Indian Research and Studies at USM is partnering with the Mississippi Humanities Council, WECAN (Women's Earth & Climate Action Network) and the Telenutrition Center to present events at the Medicine Wheel Garden.


7:30 pm

Guest Artist Series presents Alex Lapins, Tuba at Marsh Auditorium

Alexander Lapins is Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Tennessee School of Music and is tubist of the UT Faculty Brass Quintet and Quintasonic Brass. A diverse artist, he is the only tubist to have won fellowships at both the Tanglewood Music Center and the Henry Mancini Institute. He has been a featured soloist with a variety of bands and orchestras.


7:00 pm

CEHH Series: Dr. Ralph Didlake - The Asylum Project at Gonzales Auditorium

The Center for Ethics and Health Humanities (CEHH) presents Dr. Ralph Didlake, who will discuss efforts to properly manage thousands of unmarked graves recently discovered on the grounds of the University Medical Center in Jackson. Many of the graves are those of individuals who died at what was formerly known as the Mississippi State Hospital for the Insane.


8:00 pm

Faculty Artist Series presents Dr. Alexander Russakovsky, cello & Dr. Ellen Elder, piano at Marsh Auditorium

Dr. Alexander Russakovsky and Dr. Ellen Elder will perform works for cello and piano ranging from the Baroque era to 20th century.


8:00 pm

Guest Artist Series presents Jennifer Grim and Danilo Mezzadri, flutes & Zhaolei Xie, piano at Intermezzo @ Woods Gallery

Jennifer Grim, Associate Professor at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, performs a Guest Artist recital assisted by Danilo Mezzadri and Zaholei Xi. Dr. Grim's recital features new works for flute by Tania León, William Grant Still and Diego Vega.

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