Department of Military Science

Contact Us
Maj. John Lankford, Chair

Chez Varela, ROTC Enrollment Officer
210-436-3415, Ext. 1517

CPT Greg Bowie, Executive Officer
210-436-3415, Ext. 1117


The Department of Military Science provides students with high quality classroom instruction and engages them in world-class physical fitness training, land navigation, marksmanship, rappelling and other military activities.

Department Mission Statement

The Military Science Department, Rattler Battalion recruits, trains, educates and retains cadets at St. Mary’s and partner schools in order to commission officers for service to our nation and the United States Army. The department fosters synergy for the common good and promotes collaboration with Community Leaders and Educators (CLE), the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR), the Army National Guard (ARNG), Junior ROTC (JROTC), the U.S Army Recruiting Command (USAREC), and the San Antonio area.

Programs in the Department of Military Science

Faculty in the Department of Military Science

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