ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps)


Professor of Military Science
 Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Lane

Military Science Instructors
 Sergeant First Class Gustavo Hurtado
 Captain Lesly Perrier

The Army ROTC "Mohawk" Battalion trains and develops future leaders of the United States Army.

Students may participate in the program during their freshman and sophomore years with no obligation. They will learn leadership fundamentals including communications, leadership processes, and Army organizational concepts.

Students enrolled in the advanced course (junior and senior years) earn a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army serving on active duty or in the Army Reserve or National Guard.

To request information visit or contact:
Michael Dengler
Enrollment Officer

Air Force ROTC

Students can also enroll in the Air Force ROTC program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute through the Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities’ Cross-Registration Program. Students should contact the Air Force military science department at RPI for precise information regarding course content, sequencing, and summer expectations. The procedure for obtaining University approval for enrollment in Air Force ROTC courses is the same as for any other cross-registration enrollment except that a faculty adviser’s approval is not required for an ROTC course. No more than a total of 12 ROTC credits may be counted toward a student’s graduation.