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Military Science Department

What We Do:

Royal Warrior Battalion Army ROTC provides Cadets with the character-building aspects of a diverse, self-disciplined Jesuit education with tough, leadership development training. Becoming an Army Officer will also help you in the civilian work force, as employers place a high value on workers who can manage others in stressful situations.

The Royal Warrior Battalion, one of 41 schools assigned to the US Army Cadet Command's Second "Freedom" ROTC Brigade, is comprised of Cadets from 10 colleges and universities located throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and they are some of the finest scholars, athletes and student leaders those campuses have to offer. Additionally, a number of our Cadets are selected to participate in Cadet Professional Development Programs such as Airborne School, Air Assault School, Mountain and Northern Warfare Schools, Cadet Cultural and Language Program and Cadet Troop Leader Training.

The values of excellence, concern for the individual and a commitment to social justice complement the values of the U.S. Army that guide the program.

The discipline and time management skills I learned from my first days in Army ROTC helped me be a better student.

Cadet Jacob Randazzo, Class of 2015

How We Stand Out:

  • Consistently ranked in the top 15% of all Senior ROTC programs in the country.
  • Highly supportive atmosphere that gives Cadets the opportunity to study abroad, pursue a military or University sponsored internship and get involved in extracurricular activities.
  • A strong community, in which all Army ROTC Cadets are assigned Cadre and Cadet mentors. Cadets receive coaching and mentoring in academics, adjustment to college life and time/schedule in addition to leadership and military science subjects.
  • Cadets meet or exceed US Army Cadet Command standards at the mentally and physically demanding Leaders Development and Assessment Course held at Fort Lewis, Washington.

The Cadet Mentorship program really helped me adjust to college, Army ROTC and the demands of balancing competing priorities.

1LT Jenna Caserta, Class of 2012


Military Science is a program for students in the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and others interested in leadership development.

Students who participate in the Military Science program do so in addition to another major course of study. For those in ROTC, the program helps prepare them to serve as officers in the U.S. Army.

  • Military Science - Other students may take courses or pursue a minor in Military Science to prepare to be leaders in government or private industry.

Meet Our Faculty:

Faculty and staff in the Military Science Department serve as role models and mentors throughout your academic experience at The University of Scranton. The strong community and dedicated faculty at The University of Scranton help prepare graduates to be confident leaders in the military and elsewhere.

Lieutenant Colonel Lars A. Wendt

Departmental Chair

Professor of Military Science

MS IV Instructor
Room 106 Rock Hall

Phone: 570-941-7457 ext 8
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Master Sergeant Roland Cuellar

Senior Military Science Instructor

MS III Instructor
Room 104 Rock Hall

Phone: 570-941-7457 ext 7
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Mr. Bill Ramsey GS

Enrollment Officer

Room 118 Rock Hall

Phone: 570-941-7457 ext 1
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Captain Robert Sheffey

Operations Officer

MS II Instructor
Room 102 Rock Hall

Phone: 570-941-7457 ext 5
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Mr. Michael Newton


MS I Instructor
Room 103 Rock Hall

Phone: 570-941-7457 ext 4
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Inside the Classroom:

  • Leadership skills and attributes.
  • Army values.
  • Military administration and management.
  • Ethical decision-making.
  • Mentorship.

Our small class size (10-12 Cadets) maximizes individual instruction and small group interaction and learning.

Career Outcomes:

Cadets commission from the Royal Warrior Battalion and enter the Army as Second Lieutenants. They are competent, fit, professional and caring leaders. 

 Many of our graduates and commissionees have gone on to enjoy success following their military service in politics, business, education and other endeavors.

As a graduate, you will enter military service, the workforce or advanced education with highly respected credentials. In addition, the contacts you make through faculty, fellow students, the Royal Warrior Battalion and outside programs will help you to succeed throughout your career.