Lincoln Memorial University


To inquire about this program:

Office Located at Lincoln Memorial University: Office Located at Carson-Newman University:


Mr. Jeshua Nace

Senior Military Science Instructor

Military Science Level 1 & 2 Instructor

Mobile: 610-442-1528 

Office: 423-869-7146


CPT Cody Sparks

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Military Science Level 4 Instructor

Office: 865-471-3474



MSG Damron Yancey

Senior Military Instructor

Military Science Level 3 Instructor

Office: 865-471-3377



Mr. Robert Bates

Program Manager

Office: 865-471-3374




  • An opportunity to gain a commission while going to college and serve in a Reserve Component Unit (i.e. the US Army Reserve or the National Guard). This will help you to gain leadership, practical experience, friends, etc.
  • $350/$450/$500 per month ROTC stipend plus drill pay as an E-5 one weekend a month ($265.80)
  • Annual training (2 weeks in the summer which equals $930.30) and Advanced Camp pay (29 days in the summer before your senior which equals $788.00)
  • Montgomery GI Bill (which totals $11,844) and tuition assistance (which totals $4500 a calendar year) (Only soldiers who went to basic training qualify for the G.I. Bill)
  • Along with drill pay, stipend, and the G.I. Bill, you will receive the G.I. Kicker Bill which totals $350.00 a month.
  • An opportunity to win a two-year or three-year GRFD scholarship
  • A future as an officer in the Reserve Forces Component (Reserves or National Guard)
  • An opportunity for volunteer training in Airborne, Air Assault, and Northern or Mountain Warfare Training


To be eligible, you must:

  • Be enrolled in ROTC with no more than six semesters remaining and no less than four semesters remaining.
  • Be a non-scholarship cadet, a recipient of the Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) 2-year scholarship, or recipient of a dedicated Army National Guard scholarship.
  • Be an academic sophomore. (Only for National Guard Soldiers, Reserve Soldiers have to be academic juniors.)
  • Be physically qualified.
  • Be under 30 years of age when commissioned (waiverable through age 39).
  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grade scale.
  • Be a full time student.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.

*Note: If you have successfully completed the MS I and MS II years (Basic Course), you are not required to complete Basic Training as an SMP cadet
Military Science courses are open to all students. However, to enroll in advanced ROTC courses which lead to a commission as a Second Lieutenant, a student must meet US Army administrative, physical, medical and mental standards and be accepted by the Professor of Military Science.


423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752