Widener University (Dauntless Battalion)
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
Army ROTC provides college-trained officers for both the Active Component (U.S. Army) and the Reserve Components (U.S. Army Reserve and the National Guard). As the largest single source of Army officers, ROTC fulfills a vital role in providing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Army.
The Army is growing to meet the challenges of global terrorism, and thus needs thousands of new competent, confident and agile officers each year to lead the force. Students participate in ROTC by enrolling in the military science electives. During the first two years, there is no commitment or obligation involved; military science courses are just like any other elective and can be dropped or withdrawn from at any time.
The Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) is just one of the paths that can lead to commissioning as an officer in the Marine Corps. For college freshman, sophomores and juniors, PLC normally consists of two, six-week training sessions taken between consecutive school years, while juniors attend one, ten-week summer training session. Young men and women attending any accredited four-year college or university are eligible for this class.
MAJ Richard Howett
Room 331a, Anderson HallRHowett@wcupa.edu
Major (Retired) Keith Karbel
Scholarship and Enrollment OfficerKeith.R.Karbel.Civ@mail.mil
Military Science InstructorRNuckols@wcupa.edu
First Lieutenant Daniel B. Comito, USMC
Officer Selection Officer, PhiladelphiaDaniel.Comito@marines.usmc.mil