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ROTC Contact

Department Chair:

LTC Kenneth Hutchison

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Contact Person:
MAJ Eric Hollingsworth

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

Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

ROTC Stories

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  • Commissioning ceremony a major milestone for student from Haiti, Clyvens Exantus (PSU Story)
  • ROTC students help WWII come alive (Morning Sun)
  • Army ROTC  and Men's basketball work together (PSU Story, KOAM, Telegram)
  • National Guard enlistee, Tiffany Allison, tours National Training Center, shares experiences 
    (Morning Sun)
  • Keith Weaver swears in his younger brother, Klay Weaver, at the PSU Commissioning Ceremony 
    (Parsons Sun)
  • From Army bunker to pitching mound, Perez off to Pitt State! (Branson News)
  • Gorilla Battalion ROTC cadets commissioned (PSU Story | Morning Sun)
  • Students get copter flight (Sun | PSU Story | KOAM)
  • Academy award (Morning Sun)
  • Graduate now a pilot for ROTC training (PSU Story)
  • Commissioning ceremony begins military careers (PSU Story)
  • 12 PSU ROTC cadets commissioned (Morning Sun)
  • Commissioning a proud day for the whole family (KOAM | PSU Story)
  • Many, but not all, say allowing women in combat is the right call (Globe | KSNF/KODE)
  • Willis an All-American woman (Sun)
  • ROTC students participate in Ranger Challenge receiving second place (PSU Story)
  • Homecoming 2011 "Gorilla Strong" (PSU Story | Morning Sun)

Faculty and StaffEagle Beverage ROTC Donation

  • Steve Leibbrand, third-term Carthage city councilman and 10-year employee of Pitt State's Military Science program (Globe)
  • Eagle beverage donates to PSU ROTC (KSNF/KODE)
  • Southeast celebrates veterans service (Morning Sun)
  • Former PSU military instructor killed in Afghanistan is an inspiration (KOAM | Capital-Journal | Sun | PSU Story)
  • Lt. Col. Lambert among group to dedicate large flag (Sun)
  • Chris Lambert promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (KSNF/KODE)

Alumni and Friends

  • Alumnus to be inducted into ROTC Hall of Fame (PSU Story)
  • James AuBuchon, retired brigadier general and PSU administrator, dies at 77 (The Joplin Globe)
  • On Memorial Day, Four-State Area tells the stories of those who fell (Globe | PSU Story)
  • PSU hosts Memorial Day Observance where volunteers will read the 58,288 names inscribed on the Vietnam War to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war. (Globe)
  • Art major and Air Force veteran, Aaron Skapik, is painting a mural at the former Earl Smith's Market building (KSNF/KODE | The Mission Continues)
  • Lance Thornton, Pitt State alumn and vet, vies for spot on US Paralympic team (PSU Story)
  • Two PSU alumni to join ROTC National Hall of Fame (Globe | PSU Story)
  • Ready to serve her country (Leavenworth Times
  • Gorillas warrior returns (Morning Sun)
  • PSU honors Brigadier General Peter A. Gallagher with Meritorious Achievement Award (PSU Story)
  • Col. Anna Friederich-Maggard the first female in PSU ROTC Alumni Hall of Fame (Morning Sun)
  • Alumnus returns for stadium flyover (PSU Story | KSNF/KODE)
  • Local veteran Adina Sanchez welcomes Pentagon decision (Globe)
  • CDT Myers helps with Joplin Tornado (Joplin Globe)
  • PSU a 'Military Friendly' school (PSU Story)

Events, Speakers, and Lectures

  • PSU Veterans Ceremony set for friday (PSU Story, KOAM)
  • PSU ROTC is giving a military tribute to Sgt. Russell Shue at the City of Oswego's 150th anniversary
    celebration (Parsons Sun)
  • ROTC Air Mobile Exercise (KOAM)
  • Shirt sales go to honor Robertson (Morning Sun)
  • ROTC honors veterans (Morning Sun)
  • 2013 Commissioning (Youtube)
  • Muddy Gorilla Dash tests racers (Morning Sun)
  • Medal of Honor recipient to visit PSU (PSU Story | Globe | KOAM | YouTube)
  • PSU ROTC Blackhawk Helicopter Training (PSU StoryKOAM | YouTube)
  • Pitt State ROTC commissioning Spring 2012 (YouTube)
  • Students taking the Oath to Defend America (KSNF/KODE)
  • Gorilla Dash (Morning Sun) (YouTube) (Video)
  • Self Defense Class instructed by PSU ROTC (Morning Sun)
  • Veterans Day Memorial (Morning Sun)
  • University dedicates rappel tower (PSU Story)
  • Raptors Rock program was in Joplin (Video)


For more stories and press releases,
visit 'Stories of Pitt State' and the PSU 'Press and Media Center'