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Pitt State ROTC

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.


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Gorilla Battalion News

PSU partners with GCCC and Kansas Army National Guard 

During a special ceremony on Feb. 13, Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott signed a Memorandum of Agreement that established a formal linkage between PSU, Garden City Community College and the Kansas Army National Guard.

The linkage provides for a path for students at GCCC to take the first two years of the Senior Reserve Officers Training Corps (SROTC) curriculum and then transfer to PSU to finish the final two years of the SROTC curriculum and receive a commission into the U.S. Army.

Also signing the official documents were GCCC President Herbert Swender, Lt. Colonel Kenneth Hutchison and Major General Lee Tafanelli.

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Three Army ROTC Nursing Cadets to attend Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)

  • Jacob Brown (Germany)
  • Cole Stewart (Fort Lewis)
  • Nick Wiens (Walter Reed National Military Medical Center)


Pitt State Army ROTC named one of 11 Nursing Centers of Excellence in the region

Nursing Center of Excellence
Nursing Center of Excellence Designation Presentation Program (video)

If you are a current National Guard or US Army Reserves Soldier and want to get college paid for, contact Major Hollingsworth about a Minuteman Scholarship. This scholarship will pay 100% of your tuition and fees, $600 per semester for books and a monthly tax free stipend for housing.

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ROTC Contact Information

Department Chair:

LTC Kenneth Hutchison

Contact Person:
MAJ Eric Hollingsworth

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

Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

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