Grenade toss practiceBelmont Abbey College has a large military presence on its campus, as well as in the community. There are several avenues a student may take to expand their minds and understanding of the United States military.

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

In partnership with the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC), we offer the Army and Air Force ROTC classes.

  • The Army sequence, may be taken towards a Military Studies minor. Please check the Belmont Abbey College course catalog to confirm this. The Army ROTC classes are taught one day a week at the UNC-Charlotte campus. The Army ROTC leadership labs are taught once a month on a Saturday. Please note that a consortium form must be completed and turned in to the Belmont Abbey College Registrar to register for these classes and leadership labs. The forms are available by contacting the UNC-Charlotte Army ROTC Enrollment Officer at 704-687-8633.
  • The Air Force sequence will earn a student a minor in Aerospace Studies. The classes are taught one day per week at the UNCC campus. Both the classes and labs are taught on the same day. Please note that a consortium form must be completed before registering for these classes. The form is available in the office of the Director of Academic Assistance. Please visit this website to qualify for this program PRIOR to enrollment.

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Marine Officer Training Program

This program is available at colleges where the Naval ROTC program is not offered.

  • Belmont Abbey College is a participating site and has had great success in the preparation of students to compete for a commission in the United States Marine Corps. All officers must have a degree from an accredited, four-year college or university before earning their commission. Also, college students attending a two-year college may transfer to a Belmont Abbey College and still be eligible. Additionally, college students can begin their path towards earning a commission while they are still in school. The Marine Corps encourages and fully supports the pursuit of higher learning and provides many incentives to assist with college tuition and other expenses. The Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) is a training program that may be completed in lieu of ROTC courses; please visit this page to find out more about this opportunity.
  • The Director of Academic Assistance works closely with the Charlotte Officer Selection Officer in maintaining the integrity of the program and advising the cadets during their PLC training. The student is required to meet Physical Training standards (PT), outstanding moral conduct, and academic excellent for the entire duration of the program.


Belmont Abbey College offers a variety of services and support for Veterans of the Armed Services.

  • Please contact the Financial Aid office to process any awards through the G.I. Bill Program. The office is located in Stowe Hall and the number is 704-461-6718. You may also email Anne Stevens at for specific questions.
  • Advising, registration, and transcript evaluations are available through our Center for Continuing & Professional Studies. That office may be reached by calling 704-461-7500.
  • Resources and support are available in the Office of Academic Assistance.
  • Please visit this site to find out more on how a Marine veteran may earn a commission at Belmont Abbey College.

Green to Gold Program

This program allows currently-serving G.I’s to continue serving their chosen branch of the military while earning a degree from Belmont Abbey College.

  • This program is open to all branches; including the Guard and Reserves
  • Incoming freshmen may join a local unit prior to enrolling and qualify for this program.

Support Services

There is an organization that was formed in the fall semester of 2009 to create a group of like-minded students who are in support of the efforts of our military men and women.

  • The Military Leadership Organization (MLO) has over 100 members and has a strong presence on campus and in the community. Some of the standing yearly events hosted by this organization are: Toys 4 Tots, Christmas for Troops, JROTC site for their regional drill competitions, an annual Marine Mud Run (7.5 miles), exercise regiments, group PT’s, weekend excursions, aquatic training, Spartan Race at the National Whitewater Rafting Center, and marksmanship exercises, to name a few.
  • Please visit our Facebook page
  • For additional information or to get on the email list for updates and events, contact the Director of Academic Assistance.

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Contact Information and Staff

Military Leadership Organization
Crystal King (President)

Army ROTC Point of Contact
Mr. Rick Nash
Enrollment Officer