Military Science & Leadership

Military Science & Leadership

The Military Science and Leadership Program at the University of Richmond, the home of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC, is dedicated to commissioning high caliber and diverse future officer leadership for the U.S. Army from the University of Richmond and its partnership schools.
Honoring First Lieutenant Robert C. L. Fergusson

On November 8, the Military Science department honored First Lieutenant Robert C. L. Fergusson, the first UR graduate killed in the Vietnam War. The event was covered by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and The Collegian.

Feature Stories

June 10, 2020
Connor Frascati, '20
Recent graduate set to lead a platoon as a 2nd lieutenant in the military intelligence branch of the U.S. Army National Guard
May 8, 2020
2020 Military Science Graduates are Award Winners!

Even though 2020 U.S. Army Commissioning ceremonies will be mostly virtual, Spider Battalion Second Lieutenants-to-be were award winners this year, winning both local and national awards.

November 2, 2018
University of Richmond Holds Ceremony, Unveils Memorial Honoring UR ROTC Graduate Killed in Vietnam War

The University of Richmond will honor First Lieutenant Robert C. L. Fergusson, a 1966 Business School graduate who was the first UR graduate to be killed in action during the Vietnam War. Fergusson was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by the U.S. Army for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty.

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Spider Battalion Main Office
Millhiser Gym Building
367 College Road
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Richmond ROTC Office: (804) 289-8540
Richmond Fax:
(804) 289-8829

Spider Battalion Recruiting Officer: Mr. Tony Chau
Battalion Commander: MAJ Mark A. Axtell