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  • From the Front Lines to the Classroom Tuesday Jan 03 2023

    Teaching ROTC cadets is a new experience for BYU military science instructor Nathan Schell. However, Schell’s nearly 20 years of US Army service prepared him to tackle this opportunity. Prior to starting this position in 2021, Schell trained hundreds of soldiers as a drill sergeant and fought on the front lines during nearly three years’ worth of deployments to the Middle East.

  • Lest We Forget Friday Dec 09 2022

    One of the most iconic marks of BYU is the slogan, "Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Serve." For Veterans Day this year, BYU's Army and Air Force ROTC programs remembered those who paid the ultimate sacrifice through military service and honored all those who exemplify this commission, including finance professor Jim Brau.

  • From Missionary to Soldier Friday Nov 25 2022

    The United States Army base at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, carries unique meaning for Sadie Hampton. She first served on the base as a missionary and later returned as a soldier to complete basic training. Now a senior in the Army ROTC program, hosted through the BYU Marriott School of Business, Hampton embraces the program’s opportunities to lead and serve her peers.

  • Choosing Helicopters over Law Tuesday Nov 01 2022

    A life-changing conversation with a U.S. Army recruiter led Jack Sturgeon to join the military. After 25 years of helicopter flying and rescue operations, Sturgeon came to BYU as an army recruiter, helping students who are much like he was find their way. 

  • Preparing to Heal Soldiers’ Spiritual Wounds Wednesday Oct 19 2022

    Despite knowing almost nothing about the military, Chaim Zuniga followed a prompting and joined BYU’s Army ROTC program, which is hosted through the BYU Marriott School of Business. Now, Zuniga—who credits God for his life’s direction—plans to become a United States Army chaplain so he can help others spiritually. 

  • Sharing Lessons Learned in Afghanistan Thursday Aug 18 2022

    During his early career in the United States military, Master Sergeant Wesley Gipson served multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan under the harshest and most demanding of circumstances.  At the time of his deployments, Gipson could not have predicted that he would later share what he learned from those experiences with young cadets as the newest senior military science instructor at the BYU Marriott School of Business.  

  • An Oath to Support and Defend Wednesday Aug 03 2022

    The BYU Army and Air Force ROTC programs held three commissioning ceremonies during April and May 2022. The Air Force ceremony recognized 13 graduating cadets for their entries as second lieutenants into the United States Air Force, and the two Army ceremonies recognized a total of 18 graduating cadets for their entries as second lieutenants into the United States Army.

  • 11 Cadets, One Big Accomplishment Friday Jul 29 2022

    Strapped in full gear, weapons, and backpacks, 11 BYU Army ROTC cadets hauled themselves up the steepest hills and terrain to finish the first day of the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition. As the cadets, who are from the BYU Army ROTC program hosted by the BYU Marriott School of Business, started to approach the end of the last task, a cadet from the team ahead became injured, falling behind. The BYU students stopped to help this competitor finish the rest of the challenge.  

  • Becoming a Citizen of the World Sunday May 15 2022

    Some say constantly moving is a downside of being in the United States Army, but for Lieutenant Colonel Seth Miller, moving around the world is one of the most wonderful gifts his military service has given him. His time in the army has allowed him to experience people and places that his younger self never imagined.

  • Coming Full Circle Wednesday Apr 27 2022

    The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, were life changing for 13-year-old Nathan Christiansen. That day, and the events that followed for years after, would inspire Christiansen to serve his country. Since completing the ROTC program at BYU, which operates under BYU Marriott, in 2012, Christiansen has been serving in the United States Army.

  • Following in the Footsteps of His Leaders Monday Mar 14 2022

    While growing up in a military family, Roland Griffith was also surrounded by members of the military who served as his leaders in youth programs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The influence of these leaders inspired him to join the United States Army. Now, as the operations officer for the Army ROTC program at BYU, which is operated by the BYU Marriott School of Business, Griffith is committed to being a similar role model for his cadets.

  • Inviting All to the Table Friday Jan 07 2022

    When Scott Lovejoy was a newly enlisted medic in the United States Army, he received a surprise visit from his father. The conversation that took place during this visit was a turning point in the 18-year-old's life, reminding him who he was and how important faith was. This experience, along with his time spent in the Army ROTC program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, ultimately led Lovejoy to his career as a chaplain.

  • Black Hawk Helicopters Wow Onlookers as They Land on Campus Thursday Dec 16 2021

    Family and friends clapped with excitement and joy as Army Black Hawk helicopters approached BYU campus during a ROTC event in October.

  • Former Prisoner of War Speaks to BYU ROTC Cadets on Veterans Day Thursday Dec 09 2021

    On November 11, 2021, the BYU Air Force and Army ROTC at the BYU Marriott School of Business commemorated Veterans Day through a wreath-laying ceremony and presidential review.

  • BYU Army ROTC Lives Up to Legacy of Past BYU ROTC Sandhurst Teams Friday Jul 02 2021

    A group of BYU Army ROTC students finished tenth out of forty-four teams in the April 2021 Sandhurst Challenge at West Point, New York. Competing against leading ROTC programs from around the country, BYU Army ROTC cadets pushed past their limits and used their military skills to complete an extreme competition, testing both their physical and mental capacities.

  • BYU Marriott Aerospace Studies Program Manager Erin Ricks Receives Air Force, University Awards Monday Apr 26 2021

    Erin Ricks, BYU Marriott’s Department of Aerospace Studies program manager at the BYU Marriott School of Business, recently received three Air Force and BYU awards recognizing her for her efforts and dedication to leadership in helping to improve and uplift the BYU US Air Force and Army ROTC programs. Since joining the program, Ricks has accomplished several firsts for the BYU ROTC programs as a nonmilitary program director.

  • ‘I Saw Myself in Them’ Wednesday Feb 10 2021

    Whether he’s flying helicopters across Afghanistan and Iraq or running 100-mile ultramarathons, United States Army Major Jeff Timmons applies lessons about self-improvement and adhering to his values that he learned at BYU Marriott School of Business.

  • Choosing Her Influence Tuesday Dec 01 2020

    Brigham Young University ROTC student Kenna Brown, from Centerville, Utah, is one of only twenty-one women cadets in the BYU Army ROTC program. After watching military heroes during her childhood, Brown aspired to become an Army nurse, and she is committed to serving and healing others as they did.

  • Air Force and Army ROTC Hold 9/11 Vigil Amid COVID-19 Saturday Nov 07 2020

    In remembrance of the tragic events of September 11th, members from the BYU Army and Air Force ROTC joined together to reflect and honor the fallen.

  • BYU Marriott Welcomes New Military Science Department Chair Monday Aug 31 2020

    BYU Marriott School of Business welcomes Lieutenant Colonel Seth Miller as the new department chair for the Department of Military Science and as the director of BYU’s Army ROTC program. Miller’s last assignment was in Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he was the military intelligence majors assignment officer for the US Army Human Resources Command. Miller took over for Lt. Col. Forrest V. Cook on 29 June 2020.