Military Science

Army

Five Things To Know About Army ROTC

  1. Army ROTC is a career opportunity through leadership
  2. Army ROTC is a premier leadership development opportunity and offers a Leadership Minor to both contracted and non contracted students
  3. Outstanding Alumni Mentorship and Support Network
  4. Paid internships
  5. Travel abroad opportunities and adventure training (Airborne School, Air Assault School and Military Dive School)

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Navy

Five Things To Know About Naval Science

  1. Offers a variety of training and leadership opportunities to prepare you for a career as a Navy or Marine Corps Officer
  2. Benefits include college scholarships, monthly stipends, and hands-on training
  3. Established to develop midshipmen mentally, morally and physically
  4. Each summer you will see the Fleet while serving aboard ships and squadrons
  5. Camaraderie in an elite organization of students

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HUUC

Five Things To Know About Military Affairs, University College

  1. Tuition rate is reduced for Military related students to $250.00 per credit hour
  2. Contact academic advisors: Kevin Marrow (757) 637-2310 or Aretha Hagwood (757) 728-6107
  3. Career Assessments are always available, POC: Darla Paul-Dixon (757) 727-5873
  4. Blackboard Support: (757) 727-5103
  5. Point of contact for Military Affairs/ VA Certification and Information: Kristal Kinloch (757) 637-2993 or Shawna Mason 757-637-2593

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Army ROTC Awards Day

Army ROTC Awards Day

HAMPTON,  Va. (April 19, 2019) — The Army ROTC conducted its Spring Awards Ceremony at the theater in the Student Activity Building on April 18, 2019.  It is always great to see the Cadets get their awards and this ceremony was no exception.

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Incoming Professor of Military Science for Hampton University MAJ Jae Marquis

Incoming Professor of Military Science for Hampton University MAJ Jae Marquis

HAMPTON, Va. (April 11, 2019) – MAJ Marquis is the incoming professor of Military Science to Hampton University this summer.

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LTG(R) Ferrell to Receive the EagleForce Warrior Foundation 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

LTG(R) Ferrell to Receive the EagleForce Warrior Foundation 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

HAMPTON, VA. (April 10, 2019) — Congratulations to LTG(R) Robert Ferrell, Class of 1983, who has been selected to receive the EagleForce Warrior Foundation 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Coast Guard Pirate Gram HU Senior & Coast Guard Scholarship

Coast Guard Pirate Gram HU Senior & Coast Guard Scholarship

HAMPTON, VA. (April 8, 2019) — Coast Guard Pirates, Friends, and Partners, It gives me great pleasure to share with you that HU Senior and Coast Guard Scholarship Recipient Officer Trainee Camarie Rogers recently received the GEM Student Leadership Award at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Conference. 

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High School Day at Hampton University

High School Day at Hampton University

HAMPTON, VA. (April 8, 2019) — Although they experienced on and off rain shower during High School Day, the students visiting the campus were enthusiastic and anxious to learn about the college experience.  The Hampton University Student Recruitment Team met, and exceeded expectations in greeting the students.  The administration and academic staff were on board to answer questions about admissions, financial aid, security, religious activities, and career services office and many other staff offices. Representation from the School of Business, Nursing, Pharmacy, Natural Sciences, The Harvey Leadership Institute, among others, were equipped with students to answer questions of parents and their children.

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School of Business Renamed in Honor of COL(R) James T. George, Class of 1958

School of Business Renamed in Honor of COL(R) James T. George, Class of 1958

HAMPTON, Va. (April 5, 2019) - The Hampton University School of Business was renamed as the James T. George School of Business, named after COL (R) James T. George, Hampton University alumnus class of 1958. 

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Brigadier General Xavier T. Brunson Becomes Major General in US Army

Brigadier General Xavier T. Brunson Becomes Major General in US Army

HAMPTON, Va. (April 3, 2019) - Brigadier General Xavier T. Brunson become a Major General in the United States Army, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. At 1000 hours Eastern Standard Time or 1700 hours Arabia Standard Time in Iraq, LTG Paul LaCamera, Commanding General XVIII Airborne Corps pinned the insignia on MG Brunson. "When MG Brunson graduated in 1990, all I wanted was for him to do his best, and God has blessed him to rise beyond my wildest dreams," said Lt. Claude Vann III, mentor to BG Brunson. The Corps CG announced that MG Brunson will become the CG for the 7th Infantry Division, at FT Lewis, WA.  The pinning ceremony was available to watch through Skype.

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Pirate Battalion 71st Annual Military Ball

Pirate Battalion 71st Annual Military Ball

HAMPTON, Va. (March 20, 2019) - The Pirate Battalion will be hosting their 71st Annual Military Ball on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Come join us as we celebrate another year of military excellence! Military Ball tickets are now available on the link listed below. All money will be due no later than March 22, 2019. See you there!

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Brigadier General Xavier T. Brunson to be Promoted to Major General of the US Army, April 2, 2019

Brigadier General Xavier T. Brunson to be Promoted to Major General of the US Army, April 2, 2019

HAMPTON, Va. (March 20, 2019) - The time has come for BG Brunson to pin on his second star, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This promotion represents an incredible sacrifice that BG Brunson and his family have made for this event to occur.  God has richly blessed this Hamptonian. Congratulations to an outstanding Warrior.

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LTC (Ret.) James 'Jim' A. Johnson Funeral Services, March 21, 2019

LTC (Ret.) James 'Jim' A. Johnson Funeral Services, March 21, 2019

HAMPTON, Va. (March 19, 2019) - LTC (Ret.) James “Jim” A. Johnson transitioned peacefully at home Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Mr. Johnson was born July 2, 1925, in Whaleyville to Junius and Margaret Johnson. 

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Purchase Tickets Now for a New Play, 'Black Angels Over Tuskegee'

Purchase Tickets Now for a New Play, 'Black Angels Over Tuskegee'

HAMPTON, Va. (February 25, 2019) -  The Tidewater Chapter Tuskegee Airmen will be hosting a play entitled "Black Angels Over Tuskegee."  Tickets are on sale now and some will be sold in honor of the 99th Fighter Pursuit Squadron that was the foundation for the these intriguing War World II warriors: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Cc_WuUdaw&feature=youtu.be

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RADM Michelle Dunwoody Begins A New Chapter

RADM Michelle Dunwoody Begins A New Chapter

HAMPTON, Va. (February 25, 2019) - On Saturday, February 23, 209, Rear Admiral RADM (R) Michelle Dunwoody, Class of 1990, is enjoying her first full day as a retiree.  She completed over 28 1/2 years of service to our Nation in the Army and in the Public Health Service. Her peers and leaders characterized her service as;  professional, committed, innovative, strategic in her thinking, and quiet with a humble demeanor.  RADM Dunwoody epitomized those qualities as she took in the ceremony with grace, dignity, and elegance befitting the humble Health Care Warrior she is.

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Retirement Celebration for RADM Michelle E. Dunwoody, February 22, 2019

Retirement Celebration for RADM Michelle E. Dunwoody, February 22, 2019

HAMPTON, Va. (February 6, 2019) -Rear Admiral (RADM) Michelle E. Dunwoody is an Assistant U.S. Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). She provides national level policy, programmatic, administrative, and health leadership as the Chief Nurse Executive/Director of the Nursing Program for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). 

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Hampton University Founder's Day 2019

Hampton University Founder's Day 2019

HAMPTON, Va. (January 29, 2019) -Another Founder's Day is completed at our Alma Mater, a weekend filled with activities that should inspire Alumni to have a little more pride in Hampton.  Each of us has so much invested in this institution of higher learning that must remain standing in the next 150 years and beyond.  Pulling together, the task becomes a little easier, but it will take all of us to make it a reality.  We hope each of you will dig in and share a little more of your time, talent, and treasures. 

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Glory and Best Wishes for COL(R) Samuel Walker

Glory and Best Wishes for COL(R) Samuel Walker

HAMPTON, Va. (January 8, 2019) -This past Friday was the Home going service for COL (R) Samuel P. Walker and it was an event he would be proud of. 

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COL Samuel P. Walker Has Departed This Life

COL Samuel P. Walker Has Departed This Life

HAMPTON, Va. (December 20, 2018) -It is with heavy hearts that we convey this message of the loss of COL Samuel P. Walker, former Professor of Military Science from 1988-1990. 

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CPT De'Angelo Criss took command of 'C' Company 787 Military Police Battalion

CPT De'Angelo Criss took command of 'C' Company 787 Military Police Battalion

LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (December 13, 2018) – We have another Hamptonian in Command. CPT De'Angelo Criss, Hampton University Class of 2014, took command of "C" Company 787 Military Police Battalion, at FT Leonard Wood, MO. 

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CPT Mike Ashburn, HU Class of 2011, Accepts Command of Headquarters

CPT Mike Ashburn, HU Class of 2011, Accepts Command of Headquarters

LOS ANGELES, CA. (December 12, 2018) –CPT Mike Ashburn, Class of 2011, recently accepted Command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command(ESC), in Los Angeles, CA. 

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Good News for RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams

Good News for RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams

WASHINGTON D.C. (December 6, 2018) — Hampton University alumna, RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, has agreed to serve as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (PDASH), starting in January 2019. 

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HU Army vs Navy Football Game

HU Army vs Navy Football Game

HAMPTON, Va. (December 6, 2018) – The Cadets and Midshipmen engaged in an early morning (0630 hours) flag football game at Hampton University Armstrong Stadium. The temperature was hovering around 30 degrees as these young warriors took to the field to see who would win this year's Commander's Cup. 

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Pirate Faculty Gone To Glory

Pirate Faculty Gone To Glory

HAMPTON, Va. (December 5, 2018) - Cato L. Reaves, Sr., 77, transitioned from this life on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. He was born March 6, 1941 to Mary Reaves and June C. Reaves. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and only brother June C. Reaves Jr.

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Former Army Captain is Appointed to Mrs. America Ethics Committee

Former Army Captain is Appointed to Mrs. America Ethics Committee

WASHINGTON - Nov. 29, 2018 - Raquel Riley Thomas, a Hampton University graduate, C/O 1998, has a standing history with the Mrs. America organization, having worked within the organization since 2011. She is the Executive Director of six pageants within the Mrs. America family: Miss DC for America, Mrs. DC America, Miss DE for America, Mrs. DE America, Miss PA for America and Mrs. PA America pageants. Raquel owns a Veteran-Owned production company, An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC, which houses the above pageants under one umbrella.

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Hampton University Alumni attend HBCU Competitiveness Summit

Hampton University Alumni attend HBCU Competitiveness Summit

HAMPTON, Va. (November 28, 2018) – Norfolk State University hosted the HBCU Competitiveness: Aligning Institutional Missions with America’s Priorities Summit which included Hampton University, Virginia State University, Elizabeth City State University, and a host of Coast Guard members from Officer Trainees (OT) to a Vice Admiral. 

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Coffee With a Veteran was a Success

Coffee With a Veteran was a Success

HAMPTON, Va. (November 12, 2018) – Happy Veteran's Day to all. LTC Stokes and her Cadre, hosted a Coffee with Veterans on Friday, November 9, 2018 in the Armstrong Slater building.  There were Hampton University employees, Cadets, Veterans and students that attended this event. 

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Cadets Visit With the Senior Army Leadership

Cadets Visit With the Senior Army Leadership

HAMPTON, Va. (November 8, 2018)–Thirty-six Cadets woke up early Wednesday morning to catch a bus heading to Washington D.C. for the purpose of attending the United States Army Cadet Command Senior Leader Development Conference.

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Hampton University Pirate Battalion Ranger Challenge Team competed in Ranger Challenge 2018

Hampton University Pirate Battalion Ranger Challenge Team competed in Ranger Challenge 2018

HAMPTON, Va. (November 6, 2018) –On October 20, 2018, the Hampton University Pirate Battalion Ranger Challenge Team competed in Ranger Challenge 2018 at Fort Pickett, VA.

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Hampton University Coast Guard Officer Selected for Captain

Hampton University Coast Guard Officer Selected for Captain

HAMPTON, Va. (November 1, 2018) - Please join us in congratulating Captain (Select) Ulysses Mullins, Class of 1993, for his selection by the Captain Selection Board.  This is such great news for Hampton University Military Alumni, that continue to exhibit the highest standards in our Military Services.  We are unsure when the promotion ceremony will be, but when we find out, we will share the news. Congrats!

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Homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018

HAMPTON, Va. (October 29, 2018) - Thank you to Lt. Claude Vann, III, Class of 1977 for the pictures from Hampton University Homecoming 2018.

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Coffee with a Veteran, November 9

Coffee with a Veteran, November 9

HAMPTON, Va. (October 24, 2018) – The Hampton University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Program cordially invites you to attend a Coffee with a Veteran, November 9, 2018.

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RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, Class of 1987, Shatters Another Glass Ceiling

RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, Class of 1987, Shatters Another Glass Ceiling

October 15, 2018 - The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 75 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Seeking Applicants at Chesapeake Job Fair

NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Seeking Applicants at Chesapeake Job Fair

October 5, 2018: NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic will hold a job fair Oct. 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center at 700 Conference Center Drive, Chesapeake, Va. 23320. NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic has 600 current openings and would like to meet with local students, alumni, veterans and other qualified candidates in the area to discuss career opportunities. 

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Lieutenant Alisha Maitland-White, Hampton University graduate Class of 2012, Speaks About Her New Position at ODU

Lieutenant Alisha Maitland-White, Hampton University graduate Class of 2012, Speaks About Her New Position at ODU

HAMPTON, Va. (August 29, 2018) — Lieutenant Alisha Maitland-White, Hampton University graduate Class of 2012, has recently been assigned as an admin officer for the Navy ROTC unit at Old Dominion University. We did a quick Q&A with her to find out more about her position and where she’s headed from here.

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Hamptonians Spend the Day at Sea

Hamptonians Spend the Day at Sea

HAMPTON, Va. (August 6, 2018) — Some Hamptonians got the chance to go to sea over the weekend. Going to sea encompassed riding on three vessels courtesy of the United States Coast Guard. Those present got the opportunity to ride on the Coast Guard's primary training ship, "Eagle." The Coast Guard Academy cadets receive practical training on navigation and operating the ship at sea. Dr. Jarris Louis Taylor Jr., Director of the Hampton University William R. Harvey Leadership Institute was in attendance, as well as LTC (R) Claude Vann, III (Class of 1977). 

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Hamptonian Colonel Kevin Russell, Accepts Command in Honduras

Hamptonian Colonel Kevin Russell, Accepts Command in Honduras

HAMPTON, Va. (July 20, 2018) — U.S. Army Colonel Kevin Russell, Hampton University Class of 1992, accepted command of Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras on July 17, 2018.

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Colonel Janeen Birckhead (c/o 1991) To Be Promoted to Brigadier General

Colonel Janeen Birckhead (c/o 1991) To Be Promoted to Brigadier General

HAMPTON, Va. (July 2, 2018) — Colonel Janeen Birckhead, Hampton University graduate class of 1991, will be promoted to Brigadier General on Saturday, July 14, 2018. This is a momentous ceremony where Birckhead becomes the 14th Hamptonian to reach flag officer status.

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HU Military Alumna Speaks about President Trump's Meeting with Kim Jong Un

HU Military Alumna Speaks about President Trump's Meeting with Kim Jong Un

Hampton University alumna Asha Castleberry, who is commissioned through the Army ROTC program and is an adjunct faculty professor at Fordham University in New York, spoke on the Tom Joyner Morning show yesterday about President Trump's meeting with North Korea's Leader Kim Jong Un.

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Hampton University Alumna Janeen Birckhead Becomes Commander of the Maryland Army National Guard

Hampton University Alumna Janeen Birckhead Becomes Commander of the Maryland Army National Guard

Hampton, VA - June 4, 2018 - Hampton University alumna, COL (P) Janeen Birckhead, graduated in 1991 from HU. Yesterday, in Baltimore, MD, Birckhead became Commander of the Maryland Army National Guard. 

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HU Army ROTC Students Travel Abroad for the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program

HU Army ROTC Students Travel Abroad for the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program

Three Hampton University Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets traveled to Liberia, Germany and Romania for the entire month of June, 2016.

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HU Alumni Inducted Into Inaugural U.S. Army ROTC National Hall of Fame

HU Alumni Inducted Into Inaugural U.S. Army ROTC National Hall of Fame

Hampton University is proud to announce that two former officers at the “Mighty Pirate Battalion” have been selected as national Hall of Fame Inductees.

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Hampton ROTC Hosts 68th Annual Military Ball

Hampton ROTC Hosts 68th Annual Military Ball

Hampton, VA. – The Hampton University Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) hosted their 68th Annual Military Ball on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 18:00 (6:00 PM). The event was held at the Virginia Air and Space Center located in Hampton, Virginia.

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HU ROTC Celebrates 100th Anniversary

HU ROTC Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Hampton University’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) opened the program’s weeklong celebration to kick off their 100th Year Anniversary Event with a Cadet Helicopter Movement exercise on Feb. 6, 2016. 

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Hampton University on hand for first-ever NATO News Conference for College Students

Hampton University on hand for first-ever NATO News Conference for College Students

Norfolk, VA— Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), General Denis Mercier held a news conference for 11 local journalism students from Hampton University, Norfolk State and Regent during the annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference (COTC) at the Waterside Marriott in Downtown Norfolk Dec 9.

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HU University College Opens Academic Advising Conference

HU University College Opens Academic Advising Conference

Hampton University’s University College (HUUC) faculty presented the opening session at the National Academic Advising Association 2015 Virginia State Drive-In Conference. 

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