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ROTC Contact Information

Department Chair:

LTC Kenneth Hutchison

Contact Person:
Mr. Josh Shay

Phone: (620) 235-4859
Fax: (620) 235-4862

Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

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Pittsburg State Army Reserved Officer Training Corps

Military Science/ROTC is a professional development program that allows you to choose and follow any major offered by the university while participating in courses specific to ROTC.

Upon graduation cadets are then commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Army, either on active duty or as a part of a reserve component (National Guard/Reserves).  Multiple contracting scholarships are offered, ranging from four year scholarships down to two year scholarships, as well as receiving a monthly stipend.  Non contracted students are also welcome to  participate in ROTC classes with no obligation for the first two years.  Gorilla Battalion cadets participate in class and labs learning leadership and management skills, two Field Training Exercises a year, Ranger Challenge (a team-oriented military skills competition), various social functions, Honor Guard presenting the colors at university and community functions, and the time-honored Cannon Crew at football games. 

Cadets participate in the Cadet Leader Course training between their junior and senior year at Ft. Knox, KY. It is at this course that all of the skills and leadership developed during your three previous years are put to use and evaluated in order to decide which career field you will be placed into upon graduation and commissioning into the United States Army.


Great Gorilla Games

Pitt State ROTC and the US Army sponsored the Great Gorilla Games this past week, where over 600 high school students came to campus to compete in a STEM competition.  Teams competed in 32 events based on the application of science, technology and engineering, and
math concepts and principles. Not only did students did compete, they will have a unique opportunity to attend a variety of “hands-on” demonstrations hosted by the faculty and students at the Kansas Technology Center. Sessions included, pouring hot metals in the foundry, injecting plastic in the plastics lab, driving a Mini-Baja car and many other exciting sessions.  ROTC cadets had the opportunity to mentor this young students and explain what ROTC was.