Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Belhaven University offers students the opportunity to participate in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) for both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. ROTC programs are offered to Jackson-area college and university students with credit being earned at the student's home institution. Scholarship opportunities are available to students who participate.

Air Force ROTC

Students enrolled in Air Force ROTC attend Belhaven University as a regular student. AFROTC activities include attending class and one leadership lab per week at Jackson State University. Students commission as Officers in the United States Air Force when completed with the program. The AFROTC program is an excellent way to enjoy the college experience and prepare to serve your country at the same time.

A variety of scholarships are available for participating students. More information is available at

If you are interested or have questions, contact:

Shander N. Adams
Lieutenant Colenel, United States Air Force Commander
Detachment 006, Air Force Reserve Office Training Corps
(601) 979-1620


Army ROTC takes no more of your time than other college courses and counts as credit toward your college diploma. You can take entry level ROTC courses without making any commitment to the military. In Army ROTC, you'll do stuff that will challenge you both mentally and physically. As you find yourself rappelling from cliffs or leading your team through various obstacles, you'll develop skills you can use throughout your entire life and career.  Skills like thinking on your feet, taking charge and making smart decisions.

If you are interested or have questions, contact:

Rodney Hall
Recruiting Operations Officer
Army ROTC Tiger Batallion, Jackson State University
(601) 979-2177

If you are interested in opportunities with the Mississippi National Guard, contact:

Josh Purvis
Recruiting and Retention NCO
Mississippi Army National Guard
(601) 502-3895