Lyon College and A-State team up

Lyon College and A-State team up
Lyon College President Joey King and Lieutenant Colonel Brian Mason of the ASU Department of Military Science and Leadership present the signed proclamation declaring Lyon as an affiliate unit of the ASU ROTC program. (Source: KAIT-TV)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -The Arkansas State University Department of Military Science and Leadership is declaring Lyon College as an affiliate unit of the ASU Reserve Officer Training Corps program.

Beginning in the fall of 2019, Lyon students will be able to take ROTC classes led by the ASU ROTC Cadre for Lyon College.

There will also be a military science concentration class offered.

The purposed of the Army ROTC is to provide leadership training that can lead to professional success as a civilian or with the military.

An official signing with representatives from both campuses took place on Feb. 13 on the Lyon College campus.

ASU ROTC supports Lyon’s program by providing Cadre support.

This means ROTC instructors from ASU’s program will travel to Lyon to train and instruct students.

Courses will be once a week and last 50 minutes.

Uniforms, equipment and textbooks will be provided to students at no charge.

ASU Professor of Military Science Lieutenant Colonel Brian L. Mason said he and his team were excited to be a part of this.

“We are very excited to begin teaching military science classes and offering commissions to Lyon College students, as they will immediately and undoubtedly bring impressive academic achievements and high ethical and moral character to our total Army team,” Colonel Mason said. “Support of Lyon College and the entire community for a senior ROTC program on this campus has been enthusiastic and inspirational for me and my team. We are ready to teach, coach, mentor, guide and lead Lyon College students who want to pursue a career in the Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.”

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