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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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Department of Military Science
118 College Dr.  #5042
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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601.266.4458 (f)








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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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The Golden Eagle FTP benefits Mississippi National Guard (MSNG) Members (Army and Airforce) attending USM as full-time students.  

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College of Business Events


10:00 am

BFA Senior Show in Ceramics and Drawing: Brittany Brown, Jenisa Tubby, and Grace Schrimpshire. at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

A BFA capstone senior project exhibition of artist from the School of Perfoming and Visual Arts Art and Design program.


11:00 am

Student Holiday Makers' Market at R.C. Cook Union

The Union will host the inaugural Student Holiday Makers' Market. Students will be selling their original, handmade, unique, vintage repurposed, designed, or locally produced items.


12:00 pm

LinkedIn: The Professional Social Platform Connecting Professionals at J.B. George Building

Learn strategies to create a compelling brand for easy recognition of credentials. Create a profile that focuses on what you can do, not just who you are. Identify strategies to build strong contacts through networking. Find groups to build your presence in LinkedIn. Presenter: Rusty Anderson - Director of Career Services REGISTER TODAY!


5:30 pm

Celebrating the Art of Adam Trest: Reception and Book Signing at Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship

Join us for an evening with the talented Adam Trest, illustrator of The Lantern House, written by Erin Napier of the popular HGTV show, "Hometown." The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection will host an exhibit of Adam's original artwork, and Adam will give a talk about the process that went into The Lantern House, his first picture book. A reception and book signing will take place on Thursday, December 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg Camps. Adam will be in attendance to sign books, which will be available for purchase. The exhibit will be open to the community from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, and Friday, December 2. For more information, contact Ellen Ruffin at or 601-266-6543.

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