Reserve Officers' Training Corps

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of your college curriculum. During classes and field training, you will learn first-hand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and how to conduct missions as an Officer in the Army. Upon graduation from Army ROTC, you will earn the bar of a Second Lieutenant and become a leader for life.

Leadership Development That Lasts a Lifetime

Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition, too. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an Officer in the Army.

What It Means To Be An ARMY Officer

Being an Officer in the U.S. Army means you're a leader, a counselor, a strategist and a motivator. It's similar to being a vital manager in a corporation. As an Officer, you will lead other Soldiers in all situations and adjust in environments that are always changing. They are driven to achieve success with their team on every mission.

ARMY ROTC Benefits

Army ROTC is one of the Nation’s top leadership programs, with many benefits to joining. Through Army ROTC you can:
  • Get help with your college tuition with an Army ROTC scholarship
  • Gain experience you can't find anywhere else
  • Gain the respect of your peers and future employers
  • Train to become a leader and manager

Contact Information

Stephen Terry (A.B.D.)
Director, Military & Veteran Student Services & VA Certifying Official
Park University
(816) 584-6538
Park University
8700 N.W. River Park Drive, Parkville, MO. 64152

MAJ (RET) Wade Abel
Assistant Director of Military and Veteran Student Services
Park University - Parkville Campus
Military and Veteran Student Services
8700 NW River Park Drive, CMB #129
Parkville, MO  64152
816-584-6533 (Office)

MAJ Kevin McCullagh
Professor of Military Science
Army ROTC Commander
Department Chair
Missouri Western State Univ. 
816-271-4541 / 4542 work