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ROTC | Military Science and Leadership

ROTC CadetsMilitary Science and Leadership

LTC George P. Lachicotte | Chair and Professor
(574) 631-6987 | 216 Pasquerilla Center | Notre Dame, Indiana | 46556 | ND Army ROTC Website


Professor | Lieutenant Colonel George P. Lachicotte (Chair)
Assistant Professor | Major Michael Murrell
Instructors | Captain Dallas Tankersley, Master Sergeant Mark V. Lavender

About the Military Science and Leadership Program

The mission of the Army ROTC Battalion is to educate, train, develop, and inspire participants to become officers and leaders of character for the US Army and the nation. The program does this through a combination of classroom instruction, leadership labs, and experiential learning opportunities focused on developing the mind, body, and spirit of participants. These opportunities are designed specifically to enhance character and leadership ability in the Cadets and to allow them to practice the essential components of leadership: influencing, acting, and improving. Participants become members of the Fightin’ Irish Cadet Battalion and complete a planned and managed sequence of classroom courses and practical exercises intended to develop each participant into what an US Army officer must be—a leader of character, a leader with presence, and a leader of intelligence—to enable them to reach their full potential as individuals and as effective leaders of groups. The program affords students an excellent opportunity to serve their country and focuses on the role of Army officers in the preservation of peace and national security, with particular emphasis placed on ethical conduct, understanding officer’s leadership responsibility to society, develop themselves as well as others, and achieve life -long success. The experience culminates with participants earning a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. As an organization committed to lifelong learning, participants may elect to pursue one of the Army’s numerous opportunities for follow-on postgraduate study as well.

Tuition scholarships are available to qualified students; providing for tuition, books, and fees. Upon enrollment in the advanced course (or as a scholarship student) of the program, students earn a monthly stipend of between $420 per month. Interested students should contact the Notre Dame Army ROTC scholarship and enrollment officer at (574) 631-4656 or at (800) UND-ARMY.

Additional Army ROTC Curriculum
Professional Military Education Requirements

In addition to the Military Science and Leadership requirements outlined above, Army ROTC scholarship students are required to complete other specified university courses. These additional requirements are taken as part of the student's field of study or as degree electives, depending upon the college in which the student is enrolled. Students are notified of such requirements prior to joining the Army ROTC Battalion, and as part of the ROTC orientation. An approved list of courses that meet the professional military education requirement is available upon request.

Student Organizations and Activities

Army ROTC students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, which include: Running Club, Rifle Team, Ranger Challenge Team, ATLAS (community outreach) and Color Guard. Army ROTC students also have the opportunity to attend: US Army Airborne School, Air Assault School, Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course, Mountain Warfare School, Survival Evasion Resistance Escape Course, during the summer break, cultural exchanges abroad, and/or a wide variety of global internships.

Student Awards

The Dixon Award. Named in memory of an alumnus of the Notre Dame Army ROTC Battalion, annually recognizes an outstanding senior who has exemplified the highest professionalism, dedication, and service to the Fightin’ Irish Battalion.

George C. Marshall Award. An award given annually to the top Cadets in Cadet Command. Winners participate in a national seminar with some of the nation’s highest ranking leaders in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

The Schellinger / Dukeman Commanders Award. Named in honor of Notre Dame Army ROTC Battalion alumni and former Cadre, annually recognizes the most outstanding Cadets of the fall semester with an US Army saber for their ability to collaborate as a teammate and be a leader amongst peers.

The Haley Award. Named in memory of an alumnus of the Notre Dame Army ROTC Battalion, a hand-carved Irish Shillelagh is presented annually to the Cadet who displays the Notre Dame Ethos of “God, Country, Notre Dame” and serves as a mentor for the junior Cadets in the program.

The McKee Award. Named in honor of an alumnus of the Notre Dame Army ROTC Battalion, a US Army saber is presented annually to an outstanding member of the Army ROTC Club.

The Brooks Award. Named in memory of a student and contributor to Notre Dame Army ROTC Battalion, a commemorative plaque and knife is presented annually to an outstanding member of the Irish Rangers.

The Jordan Exemplar Award. Named in honor of a contributor to Notre Dame Army ROTC Battalion, a US Army saber is presented each year to an outstanding member of the Fightin’ Irish Battalion who best exemplifies the qualities of scholarship, leadership, and piety.

Numerous other awards are presented annually by various local and national organizations to recognize excellence in academic achievement and military aptitude. Notre Dame Army ROTC Website:

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