The Professor of Military Science (PMS) is the program’s senior officer and is responsible for the supervision welfare of assigned cadre and enrolled and contracted Cadets. The PMS synchronizes and integrates the program’s military science curriculum, recruiting and retention activities, scholarship and incentive processes and sustainment capabilities to meet the program’s assigned mission within the Brigade Commander’s intent.
LTC James Hannigan
Prof. of Military Science
The Senior Military Science Instructor (SMSI) is the program’s senior enlisted Soldier and advisor to the PMS. Additionally, the SMSI is assigned a cadre role for Cadet Summer Training, and also supports the program’s staff lead for on-campus recruiting, retention, Cadet administrative and logistical tasks. The SMSI is responsible for the Color Guard and all ceremonies.
MSG Alvin Cook
Senior Military Science Instructor
The Executive Officer (XO), also an Assistant Professor of Military Science (APMS), is the chief of staff for the PMS. The XO handles all major ceremonies, provides oversight on Military Science courses, and supports the program’s staff lead for on-campus recruiting, retention, and Cadet administrative and logistical tasks. The task force’s battle rhythm and staff tasks are all the XO’s responsibility. The XO will also teach classes and attend summer training as a cadre member.
MAJ MinJae Back
Asst. Prof. of Military Science
and Executive Officer
Current College Students
If you are attending Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, LaSalle University, Saint Joseph's University, the University of the Sciences, or Jefferson University, you can join Task Force Dragon ROTC . There are multiple scholarships for you to apply for that will aid you in your journey to becoming an Officer in the U.S. Army (Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserve Component).
Campus Based ROTC Scholarships
Current college students can compete on campus for multiple scholarships. There are several types of scholarships in this category:
STEM Scholarships- For students who are STEM Majors
Language Scholarships- For students majoring in a critical language
Urban Scholarships- Designed specifically for schools in urban environments
Nursing Scholarships- Scholarships for Nursing Majors
Line Scholarship- Available to any Major, and allows the cadet to compete for active duty.
Scholarship awardees receive full tuition and fees, a book stipend, a monthly stipend of $420, and incur an 8 year obligation, of which 4 are Active Service (in uniform).
*Drexel University, La Salle University, and the University of Sciences, offer ROTC Scholarship Awardees a room and board package, in addition to the US Army paying tuition.
Reserve Scholarships range from 4 years to 1.5 years, and are scholarships that will require a Commission into the United States Army Reserve, or the National Guard. Cadets who receive a Reserve Scholarship are eligible to participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). Reserve Scholarships have the same benefits as Campus Based Scholarships, with the addition of drill pay for the SMP program.
Nursing Program ROTC Scholarship
Cadets majoring in Nursing are the only Cadets eligible for Nursing Scholarships. Once complete the Cadet will Commission in the Army Nursing Corps. Both Campus Based and Reserve Scholarships are available for Nurses.
Simultaneous Membership Program
Simultaneous Membership Program is a program that allows Cadets to drill with a United States Army Reserve unit, or Army National Guard unit, to gain leadership experience. Cadets are paid at the E-5 rate during their drills, and Cadets are non-deployable, if contracted with ROTC and enrolled in the SMP program. Reserve Scholarship Cadets and Non-Scholarship Cadets are the only Cadets eligible to participate in the program.
Mr. Kyle Stewart
TF Dragon Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO)
3205 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (267) 359-6304
Gov: (215) 910-6746