Department of Military Science

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Dixon-Patterson Hall, Room 224

Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, NC 27909


The U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) prepares students to commission as officers in the United States Army, Army Reserves and Army National Guard.

Army ROTC offers premiere leadership-development courses focusing on: organization, leadership, ethics, military history, and small unit tactics.

Students can take freshman and sophomore level military science courses with no commitment or contract for military service. 

Available Scholarships:

  • 3- and 4-year National Scholarships
  • 2- and 3-year Campus Scholarships
  • ROCKS Scholarship


Vikings of Valor is a living learning community for like-minded students willing to serve their country or communities in law-enforcement, military, or veterans.

High School Students: Current high school students should prepare by applying to ECSU, emailing one of the Cadre for a meeting at Dixon-Patterson Hall, register for Military Science 101 your Fall Semester.

Current Students: Email one of the Cadre for a meeting at Dixon-Patterson Hall to discuss ROTC requirements and benefits. Register for a Military Science class to begin learning more about U.S. Army leadership.

Current Military Members:

Simultaneous Membership Program: allows you to take Army ROTC courses while also serving in the U.S. Army Reserve or U.S. Army National Guard.

It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. Cadets serve as officer trainees in the Reserve or National Guard while completing college. You can earn Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.

Green-to-Gold Program: allows Active Duty Soldiers the opportunity to take Army ROTC courses and earn a degree in 2 years. Green-to-Gold cadets can remain on active duty while attending school or leave active duty while under scholarship. Learn more here.

A Minor in Military Science can easily be completed while pursuing a degree in any Undergraduate Program. ROTC is divided in two parts: Basic Courses and Advanced Courses.

Basic Courses do not require military service after graduation:

  • MIS101 Basic Military Science I

  • MIS102 Basic Military Science II

  • MIS201 Applied Leadership and Management

  • MIS202 Applied Leadership and Management II

  • MIS303 U.S. Military History

*Basic Combat Training or Cadet Basic Camp meet the requirements for MIS101 through MIS202.

Advance courses require commitment to military service and completion of Basic Courses prior to enrollment:

  • MIS301 Leadership and Management I

  • MIS302 Leadership and Management II

  • MIS401 Adv Leadership and Management I

  • MIS402 Adv Leadership and Management I

Basic Camp

Cadet Basic Camp is a training event at Fort Knox, Kentucky designed to introduce Cadets to the Army. The objective is to develop Cadet leadership skills, train individual Soldier tasks, and reinforce the Army Values. Basic Camp provides the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in ROTC, and, ultimately, the Army.  Basic Camp Cadets graduate the course prepared to lead at the team (3-4 Cadets) and squad (9-13 Cadets) level.  This program is followed by enrollment in the Advanced Courses to complete the ROTC Program.

Advance Camp

During the summer between their junior and senior years of college,  Cadets attend a paid five-week training session called Advance Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  Advance Camp gives Cadets the chance to demonstrate what they have learned in the classroom. Cadets are evaluated on individual skills (such as marksmanship and land navigation) and their leadership potential through critical thinking and troop leading procedures. Advance Camp graduates are prepared to lead at the platoon level (30-40 Cadets) and commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army.

After completion of all Basic and Advance Course requirements, Cadets commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard. 

Cadets selected for Active Duty Service serve a minimum of four-years on active duty with options to serve a remaining four years in Active Duty, Army Reserve, National Guard, or Individual Ready Reserve. 

Cadets not selected for Active Duty Service serve a total of eight years in the Army Reserve or National Guard. 

Cadets have opportunities to attend additional Army training and Internships between the Spring and Fall Semesters.  All training is paid with paid travel costs (airfare, hotels, etc.). 


  • Central Identification Laboratory Internship Program (CILIP)
  • Chaplainry Internship Program (CHIP)
  • National Ground Intelligence Center Internship Program (NGICIP)
  • Health Facility Planning Activity Internship Program (HFPAIP)
  • Research Internship Program (RIP)
  • Judge Advocate General Internship Program (JAGIP)
  • Public Affairs Officer Internship Program (PAOIP)
  • Forensic Internship Program (FIP)
  • Army Medical Department Internship Program (AMEDDIP)

Julie M. Kendrick

Major, Logistics

Professor of Military Science


William A. Joeckel

Sergeant First Class, Cavalry

Senior Military Science Instructor


Austin M. Neal

Captain, Armor

Assistant Professor of Military Science


Joshua S. Passey

First Lieutenant, Infantry

Assistant Professor of Military Science


Troy K. Ferebee

Human Resource Assistant


Mykah J. Wright

Military Science Instructor




Department Chair

Julie M. Kendrick

Major, Logistics

Professor of Military Science