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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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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
Southern Hall 118
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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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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Office of New Student and Retention Programs Transitioning to Center for Student Success

In an effort to connect more students to its high-impact success programs, The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Office of New Student and Retention Programs (NSRP) will begin operating as The Center for Student Success July 1.

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James Mellichamp, Organ at Marsh Auditorium

The Guest Artist Series presents Dr. James F. Mellichamp. Dr. Mellichamp will perform a recital at Marsh Auditorium on the pipe organ. Dr. Mellichamp has performed organ concerts at some of the world’s most famous cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Berlin Cathedral, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, and recently at St. Patrick's in New York City. This will be a memorable organ recital performed by an artist of international reputation. This event is free and open to the public.


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