Who We Are

Military Science is a leadership development program built around core values: leadership excellence and integrity; selfless service and self-confidence; academic achievement and physical fitness; and military skills proficiency.



What We Do

The Military Science Department at Northern Michigan University exists to select, train and commission the future leaders of the active United States Army, the United States Army Reserve, and the United States Army National Guard.



Getting Involved

All Northern Michigan University students are welcome to participate in NMU Army ROTC and there is no military obligation in taking a single ROTC class or in completing the minor in Military Science and Leadership.


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Paying for College

Army ROTC scholarships and tuition assistance programs provide financial assistance for the education and training of highly qualified and motivated young men and women who desire to be commissioned as officers in the United States Army.

If you have questions about scholarships or tuition assistance, contact the Scholarships and Enrollment Officer, Mark Blumenthal, at 906.227.2236 or

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NMU is consistently named a “Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine” — a designation that ranks NMU in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide.

The Wildcat Battalion of Army ROTC is consistently rated in the Top 20 percent of Army ROTC Programs Nation-Wide based upon the ROTC Advanced Camp Order of Merit List.

Contact Information

Scholarships and Tuition Assistance

Mark Blumenthal, Scholarships and Enrollment Officer | 344 Gries Hall | (906) 227-2687 | 

University Administration

Lieutenant Colonel Scott Little, Department Head - Professor of Military Science
346 Gries Hall | 906-227-2236 or 906-227-1570 |

Campus Location

The Military Science Department is located at 346 Gries Hall. (See campus map)

Mailing Address

Military Science Department, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI, 49855