Department of Military Science
Welcome to the Blue Mountain Battalion - Marauders Detachment
The Millersville University Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program was established in 1974 and has a partnership with Dickinson College. Together we are known as The Blue Mountain Battalion. Students from York College of Pennsylvania, Franklin & Marshall College can also participate in the ROTC program at Millersville.
ROTC is a leadership development program which deepens the scholastic experience by cultivating the ability to organize, motivate and lead others. It is the cornerstone of Army officer training that develops students, known as Cadets, into future officers in the U.S. Army.
Any interested student may participate in military science courses without incurring a military obligation.
Men and women who choose to contract and successfully complete the commissioning program receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, Army Reserves or Army National Guard upon graduation.