Maj. Klint Kuhlman is the new department head of Military Science and officer in charge of the U.S. Army ROTC at Utah State University.
He said it is unique that his program of training Army officers is part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, but it is a good fit.
“At first glance you may see that the military is not a perfect for that,” says Maj. Kuhlman, “but when you look at it through the lens of military leadership and the Army in particular being a very people-focused business — and that’s what I believe I am in the business of, and that’s producing leaders — I think that it is quite fitting for us to be within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.”
Can students in the Army ROTC program leave USU as officers?
“Yes they can. They can come here and choose any academic discipline that they would like to pursue their major in, and they will also take military science classes. The Army ROTC program is recognized within the university as the Department of Military Science.
“So they will take classes in the department. And they will have opportunities to complete training, depending on what year of the program they’re in. Then they will commission here and they can either enter into the National Guard, active duty or the Army Reserves.”
He said both the Army and Air Force ROTCs at USU accept freshmen and sophomores.