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Air Force ROTC

Contact Person: Recruiting Officer
Commanding Officer: Col Nathan A. Allerheiligen

Air Force ROTC is the largest and oldest source of commissioning officers for the US Air Force. Penn State AFROTC is an educational program designed to prepare students for a commission while earning their baccalaureate degree. The Air Force ROTC program consists of general military and professional officer academic courses, Air Force leadership laboratory, field training, and physical fitness. The education and experience gained through the program prepares future Air Force leaders to serve their country in an exciting and challenging career. Three and four year scholarships are available to highly qualified students.

Office Location: 109 Wagner Building, University Park, PA 16802
Office Phone Number: (814) 865-5453
Office Fax Number: (814) 865-1983


Professor of Military Science: LTC Aaron D. Felter
Contact Person: Mr. David Rizzo, Scholarship and Enrollment Officer (

The Nittany Lion Battalion's (NLB) mission is to educate, train, develop and inspire participants to become officers and leaders of character for the United States Army and the Nation.

Penn State Army ROTC is the largest Army ROTC program in the country, leveraging a leadership-focused academic curriculum, a rigorous physical fitness program and military skills training. Cadre prepare Army ROTC Cadets to excel in all components of the US Army (Active Duty, US Army Reserves and Army National Guard). Competitive, full-tuition scholarships are available out of high school or after joining the Army ROTC program on campus and Student Loan Repayment is also potentially obtainable. There is absolutely no commitment to experience the program for all Penn State students, regardless of academic major, experience or fitness level. All equipment and uniforms are provided, and career guidance and advice is always available. NLB Cadets train to be Army leaders, but enjoy a normal college experience along the way. Stop in to the ROTC offices to discuss your options!

Office Location: 212 Wagner Building, University Park, PA 16802
Office Phone Number: (814) 863-0368
Office Fax Number: (814) 863-7802

Naval ROTC

Commanding Officer: Captain Scott Young

The Pennsylvania State University Naval ROTC program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for a commission in the Navy or Marine Corps while they earn their baccalaureate degree. The instructional program consists of four parts: University major curriculum, Navy specified university courses, Navy professional academic courses, and Navy professional training. This program ensures that all Naval ROTC graduates have a common understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of Naval Science. Scholarships are available to selected applicants.

Office Location: 315 Wagner Building, University Park, PA 16802
Office Phone Number: (814) 865-6289
Office Fax Number: (814) 863-8692