(Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps)
Fax (509) 963-2301
Please see the military science Web site for additional information on education and career opportunities.
Faculty and Staff
Lt. Col. Gregory P. Solem, Quartermaster
Lt. Col. Gregory P. Solem, Quartermaster, Command General Staff College, M.S., logistics
Maj. DeAnna L. Bridenback, aviation, B.S., commercial aviation management
Maj. Tyler J. Oxley, signal, B. A., communications
Sgt. 1st Class Charles (Terry) T. Ragsdale, air defense artillery
Muffie Corbin, program coordinator
The military science department courses are designed to prepare scholars, athletes and junior leaders for commissioning in the U.S. Army. Students who complete the military science program and meet commissioning requirements will be eligible for a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. The on-campus instructional program is designed to fit into the regular academic schedule of the University and is taught by Army professors and instructors.
The academic program consists of military science, leadership labs and off-campus summer training. Academic studies include courses in basic military tactics, principles of leadership, officership, communication, personnel and logistics management, staff management procedures, physical conditioning, land navigation and military law. Various training activities are scheduled each quarter to further familiarize the student with the ROTC program.
Textbooks (for the MSL 100 and MSL 200 classes only) and uniform items (for all class levels) are furnished through the military science department. The MSL 100 and MSL 200 classes are open to any student to explore their military interests and are non-contractual. Advancement to MSL 300 and MSL 400 courses to complete a minor in military science is by permission only.
Upon completion of the military science core (OPTION 1, 2, or 3; see below) requirements, leadership development and assessment course, and receipt of a bachelor’s degree, students seeking an officer commission are able to select full-time employment (active Army) or part-time employment through the Army National Guard or the Army Reserve.
Additional information concerning the military science program may be obtained by writing: Central Washington University, Military Science, Peterson Hall, 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7569, stopping by the military science department in Peterson Hall, Room 202, calling (509) 963-3518 or by visiting
the military science Web site at http://www.cwu.edu/~roo/.
POST BACHELOR’S DEGREE FELLOWSHIPS: Graduating seniors may compete for several fully-funded Army graduate fellowships.
TRANSFER STUDENTS: Students transferring from other institutions, including community colleges considering entrance in the military science program must make an appointment for a departmental interview for candidacy and scholarships.
GRADUATE STUDENTS: Graduate students interested in obtaining a commission as a second lieutenant should contact the military science department in Peterson Hall for academic planning and application.
VETERANS: Veterans are encouraged to contact one of the military science academic advisors for information and outline of benefits available while participating in the ROTC program.
SCHOLARSHIPS: ROTC scholarships pay tuition and required fees. They’re awarded on merit – academic achievements, extracurricular activities and personal interviews. Four-, three- and two-year scholarships are available each academic year to qualified students. Applications can be obtained from the military science department.
STIPENDS: All fully contracted cadets receive a stipend ($250 freshman, $300 sophomore, $350 junior, $400 senior) for each academic month plus an allowance for books and other educational items. Non-scholarship students can receive the stipend as a contracted cadet during their last two years.
SPECIAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES: Summer training opportunities are through the Department of the Army Schools. The available schools include: airborne (parachute) training, air assault training, Northern Warfare School, and special forces. Additionally, Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT) is also available to all cadets who have completed the military science minor core, been accepted in the military science minor, completed the MSL 301, 302, 303 courses of study and the leader development and assessment course. CTLT provides leadership experience in an active Army unit for two weeks prior to returning for the senior year of college study. CTLT is available in the U.S., Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Specialized training opportunities are by permission only.
Prerequisites for Advancement to the Military Science Minor
- Admission into the MSL minor will be based upon an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
- The Department Chair may admit a limited number of students with GPAs under 2.5.
- Students seeking the Military Science Minor must complete all application requirements prior to declaring military science as a minor.
- Complete the core requirements with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- The military science department reserves the right to modify these requirements in special cases.
Military Science Minor