Air Force ROTC

Missouri S&T ROTC teams compete at Ranger Challenge

Posted by on October 30, 2023

Missouri S&T’s Air Force and Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets participated at a two-day competition against teams from several other Midwestern universities Oct. 13-14.

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Michael Carlson embarks on a great journey

Posted by on May 11, 2022

“Getting more involved in satellites will take computer science into a whole new spectrum,” says Michael Carlson. He graduates Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and will also be commissioned as a lieutenant in the U.S. Space Force, where he plans to specialize in cybersecurity.

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Missouri S&T cadet named Air Force ROTC All-American 2021

Posted by on November 18, 2021

Ean Buffington, an aerospace engineering major from Jackson, Missouri, has been named the Navy Federal Credit Union Air Force ROTC All-American for 2021. Buffington, a cadet in S&T’s Air Force ROTC program, was chosen from more than 300 others who were nominated by ROTC programs across the country. He receives $6,500 scholarship, and his S&T detachment receives $5,000.

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Adapting, working hard and growing along the way

Posted by on November 10, 2021

While driving to Rolla to visit Missouri S&T, Ean Buffington, now 22, received an email notifying him that he’d received a national Air Force ROTC scholarship covering all tuition plus a stipend for books and living expenses. Last month, four years after that campus visit, Buffington was named one of 15 finalists for the ROTC All-Americans for 2021.

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Missouri S&T sends two teams to ROTC Ranger Challenge

Posted by on October 6, 2021

Twenty-one ROTC students from Missouri S&T will head to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, on Friday, Oct. 15, to push themselves to the limits in a three-day competition against teams from seven other Midwestern universities. The team that wins the ROTC Ranger Challenge will advance to the broader regional round.

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Missouri S&T ROTC groups to participate in Sept. 11 event

Posted by on September 7, 2021

On Saturday, Sept. 11, Missouri S&T’s Air Force and Army ROTC groups will join local emergency services members and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) at a public memorial service honoring the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

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Missouri S&T student receives scholarship to study Russian

Posted by on April 15, 2021

Samuel Araujo, a senior in engineering management at Missouri S&T, will spend the summer studying Russian through Indiana University after winning a Project GO scholarship.

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Mathematics major first S&T graduate to commission into US Space Force

Posted by on January 28, 2021

Cory Chafin has become the first graduate of Missouri S&T to commission into the United States Space Force, the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces that was established Dec. 20, 2019.

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Missouri S&T ROTC groups to commemorate Sept. 11

Posted by on September 2, 2020

Missouri S&T’s Air Force and Army ROTC groups will hold a joint ceremony at noon Friday, Sept. 11, near the flagpole outside Harris Hall on the Missouri S&T campus. This month marks 19 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

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New commander leads Missouri S&T Air Force ROTC with focus on inclusion

Posted by on August 20, 2020

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel C. Willis has been named commander and professor of aerospace studies to lead the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (Air Force ROTC) Detachment 442 Cadre at Missouri S&T.

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