ROTC Advisory

Brief Description: 

Advises President, the faculty, and the military departments on the ROTC program at UO; reviews and recommends on appointments to the University of Oregon's Department of Military Science; conducts on-site interviews with nominees.


In January 1916, then University of Oregon, (UO) president Prince Lucien Campbell, established a ROTC curriculum led by LTC John Leader, a retired British officer. More than one hundred students participated in the first drill in March 1916, led by officers from the Oregon National Guard. By the fall term 1916, ROTC became compulsory for all male freshmen and sophomores. On January 27, 1919, ROTC was officially established at the UO, commanded by COL. William Bowen. ROTC became voluntary in the fall of 1962. The long tradition of ROTC at the UO has produced the highest number of General Officers of all nonmilitary ROTC schools nationwide. A total of 47 flag officers are University of Oregon graduates.

Charge and Responsibilities: 

The ROTC Advisory Committee shall be responsible for advising the University President, the University faculty, and the Department of Military Science on matters affecting the Reserve Officers Training Corps (R.O.T.C.) program at the University and to work cooperatively with the department in reviewing and making recommendations concerning the officer education program. Specifically, the committee shall: (1) Advise the President, the faculty, and the Department of Military Science on matters concerning military education on the campus; (2) Review all courses to be offered by the R.O.T.C. and provide recommendations to the University’s curriculum authorities, including recommendations on degree credit where appropriate; (3) Review and recommend on all proposed R.O.T.C. instructional appointments to the Provost; and, (4) Hear appeals from students enrolled in R.O.T.C. on matters concerning their academic standing in R.O.T.C. and make recommendations in such cases to the appropriate authorities.

Membership Requirements: 
  • 3 Faculty members (not from Department of Military Science)
  • Senior Officer of ROTC program, ex officio
  • University Provost or designee, ex officio non-voting
  • 1 ROTC student
  • 1 non-ROTC student
Reporting Deadlines: 

The ROTC Advisory Committee shall make a report to the University Senate. At a minimum this report shall be in the form of an annual written report submitted by the Committee Chair to the Senate President and the Senate Executive Coordinator no later than the final University Senate meeting in May. The committee shall also make additional written or oral reports to the Senate as necessary.

Current Members: 
MemberUnitContactTerm Exp Chair
Michael KellmanChemistry & Biochemstrykellman@uoregon.edu2018 
Holly ArrowPsychology

Michelle WoodBiologymiche@uoregon.edu2018 
TBDStudent - ROTC 2017 
 Dustin ValdezStudent dvaldez3@uoregon.edu2017 
COL Lance E. EngletHead, Military Scienceenglet@uoregon.eduEx OfficioConvenor
Kenneth DoxseeVice Provostdoxsee@uoregon.eduEx Officio Non-voting 
Category or Type: 

Standing Committee

Selection Process: 


Additional Information: 

Additional information can be found on the University Senate Committee Archive page.