Army ROTC

What is Army ROTC?

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of your college curriculum. During classes and field training, you will learn first-hand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and how to conduct missions as an Officer in the Army. The United States Army commissions Second Lieutenant rank to the individual who completes either the two-year or four-year ROTC program and obtains a baccalaureate degree from Benedictine College. Currently, a college graduate who is commissioned through ROTC is placed on active or reserve duty, depending on his or her desires and on the needs of the service at the time of graduation.

Company A is part of the Pony Express Army ROTC Battalion, which is based at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO. Company A enjoys a large number of contracted and participating cadets that continues to grow. Company A has a large amount of cadets that participate in varsity athletics at Benedictine, including Baseball, Football, Cross Country, and Track and Field. Training includes Leadership training, Land Navigation, Rifle Marksmanship, Rappelling, Ranger Challenge and Ranger Buddy competitions which are done at labs and field training exercises. The training is conducted at MWSU, Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. Riley, and various locations throughout the academic year.

Army Recruiter

LTC David J. Snodderly
Battalion Commander, Professor of Military Science

Department of Military Science
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO  64507

Phone: 816-271-4541
Email: rotc@missouriwestern.edu