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Departments of Military Leadership and Aerospace Studies

Graduate students with two years of academic study remaining who are interested in becoming commissioned officers in the United States Army or United States Air Force may apply to the Department of Military Leadership or the Department of Aerospace Studies, respectively, for a two-year commissioning program. Selected students receive a monthly stipend for qualified applicants, two-year scholarships for tuition, required fees, flat rate fees, and books are available. Those interested should consult the head of either department prior to the beginning of their final two years at the university. Early application is necessary for administrative processing. Candidates must pass an aptitude test, a physical examination, and attend a six-week summer camp. Veterans are given constructive credit for previous military service and instruction. Air Force officers will go on active duty upon completing graduate degree requirements. Army officers will go on either active or reserve duty. Further information on Military Leadership is available by calling Captain James Laudato, tel. (413) 545-5364, and on Aerospace Studies by calling Captain Kyle Bate, tel. 545-2437.