2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Military Science (Army National Guard GOLD Program)

Northwest is proud to partner with the Missouri National Guard to offer the Guard Officer Leadership Development (GOLD) Program on the Maryville campus.  The Show Me GOLD Program is an officer candidate school preparation program resulting in a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army National Guard.  Students enlist in the Army National Guard and attend basic and advanced individual training.  They are then attached to the Northwest GOLD Detachment where they take military science courses on the Maryville Campus from Army National Guard instructors.  Between their junior and senior year student Guardsmen then attend the accelerated National Guard Officer Candidate School where upon completion they are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Army Guard.  The students then return to Northwest to complete their degrees.  The Missouri National Guard has substantial financial assistance for all Guardsmen in the form of the GI Bill and tuition assistance programs.  GOLD Program students may apply their military science coursework toward a minor in Military Science.  Contact the on-campus Military Science recruiter for information on the Show Me GOLD Program and scholarships.