College of Health and Human Services
Lieutenant Colonel Steven Summy
Engineering Technology (ET) 104 / HSB 108
Master Sergeant Carl Halbert
Master Sergeant Marvin Herbert
The Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (Army ROTC) program offers leadership and management training to CSULB students which consists of courses taught by Army personnel. This dynamic four-year program of instruction develops the mental and physical abilities of students in preparation for positions of leadership with the military and civilian communities. Students may enroll for academic elective credit without incurring any military service obligation. The curriculum includes military leadership and management courses; courses which provide an awareness of the heritage of the U.S. Military; the Armed Forces’ role in national defense strategy; professional military subjects; and military ethics. The program is oriented towards preparing the student for a military career. Students desiring to attain a highly sought-after commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army must meet eligibility requirements and complete the Military Science/Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Advanced Course. To be eligible for the Commissioning Program, a student must be enrolled full time (12 units) at CSULB, have at least two years remaining as a university student, be physically qualified, complete the advanced course and graduate prior to reaching their 31st birthday.
Many opportunities for financial assistance are available to students. Three areas of opportunities are: ROTC cadets who sign a contract for Advanced Phase, students who earn an ROTC scholarship, and cadets who train with Reserve or National Guard units. ROTC cadets who sign a contract to participate in the Advanced Course of ROTC receive a $300 - $500 a month allowance. Highly competitive two-, three-, and four-year ROTC scholarships are available. The scholarship provides payment of full tuition, books, supplies, and the $300 - $500 a month allowance for the duration of the scholarship. Students interested in scholarship competition should contact the Military Science Program at the time of application to the university. Reserve or National Guard training provides two additional sources of financial assistance: approximately $150 a month for one weekend drill and approximately $145 a month tuition assistance from the Army Reserve or National Guard “New GI Bill” benefits.
Equipment and Uniforms
All necessary equipment, uniforms and textbooks for participation in the Military Science/ROTC program are furnished to the student by the United States Government free of charge. Title to this property, other than expendable items, remains with the government. Students entering into active commissioned service after graduation are granted a special $200 uniform allowance.