(Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps)
College of Education and Professional Studies
Lind Hall, rooms 207 and 220
Mail Stop 7569
See website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.
Faculty and Staff
MAJ Bonnie S. Kovatch, MA
MAJ Bonnie S. Kovatch, Adjutant General’s Corps, MA Law and Diplomacy
CPT Dustin M. Johnston, finance corps
CPT Zachary L. Brown, armor, MA organizational leadership
CPT Lon C. McBride, infantry, BS environmental science
CPT Jerimiah A. Wood, logistics, BS business administration
MSG Thomas A. Pickerel, Infantry
Kevin I. Bannister, GS, supply technician
David M. Mirro, GS, human resource technician
Andrew J. Van Den Hoek, recruitment operations officer
Sigrid R. Welker, secretary senior
The Department of Military Science’s 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 and uniform items are furnished through the Department of Military Science. 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 website at 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 Department of Military Science 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 ($300 freshman, $350 sophomore, $450 junior, $500 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, and 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 Department of Military Science reserves the right to modify these requirements in special cases.
For information on program outcomes, please go to: www.cwu.edu/mission/assessment-improvement/slo-assessment-plans.
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: www.cwu.edu/army or by contacting the department directly.
CoursesMilitary Science and Leadership (MSL)