Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Dixon, Head
Professor: Robert Dixon;
Assistant Professors: Captain Christopher L. Coco, James Culbertson, Craig Hager, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Johnson, and James A. Porter
Instructors: Master Sergeant David A. Cavataio; Joseph Masarik, Master Sergeant Brian S. Waterman, and Sergeant First Class Aaron Whitty
101 Gen. Richard B. Myers Hall
785-532-6754 or 785-532-5173
The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is a nationally acclaimed leader-development program that educates and trains aspiring young professionals to attain critical organizational and interpersonal leadership skills, knowledge, and attributes necessary to lead in military and corporate settings. This program includes a progressive, structured curriculum that provides the theoretical and practical application of military leadership in and out of the classroom.
ROTC students can earn a federal commission as a United States Army officer and be placed in a professional occupational specialty area of their choosing upon graduation. Students can choose to serve full-time or part-time as U.S. Army officers and are fully qualified for continuing education benefits.
Due to the dual requirements of academic degree programs and the military science program, the Department of Military Science provides lucrative financial support to include full-tuition scholarships and monthly stipends to qualified students. Additionally, all students enrolled in this program are managed using a mentor system where a faculty leader takes personal interest and effort toward promoting the students’ professional development.
The courses are open to all students. Students, both undergraduate and graduate, with two years remaining at K-State are eligible to pursue an officer commission through Army ROTC. Military science courses are credit-awarding courses and fulfill elective credit requirements in any degree program. Cadets may pursue any curriculum offered by the university.
The military science curriculum consists of the basic course, normally completed during the freshman and sophomore years, and the advanced course, oriented toward the junior and senior years.