Montana State University

Lieutenant General Paul E. Funk (Retired)

Class of 1961

LTG Funk, a native of Roundup, MT, commissioned from MSU ROTC in 1961. He graduated from MSU with a degree in psychological counseling. From 2LT to Lieutenant General, he has held various positions within the Army.  He commanded the 3d Armored Division in Operation Desert Storm.  LTG Funk held many Division/Assistant Command positions until retiring as the III Corps Commander.

Lieutenant General Patrick M. Hughes (Retired)

Class of 1968

LTG Hughes, a Great Falls, MT native, commissioned from MSU ROTC in 1968. His military career meant time in both of the infantry and intelligence branches. LTG Hughes has held several high positions within the military intelligence world to include being Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from February 1996-August 1999.

Lieutenant General William E. Mortensen (Retired)

Class of 1973

LTG Mortensen, a native of Rapid City, SD, commissioned from MSU ROTC in 1973. He received a degree in finance from MSU. LTG Mortensen initially branched infantry but eventually ended up in transportation. LTG Mortensen commanded the 21st Theater Support Command. He served at the CENTCOM J4/7, Director of Logistics and Engineering from 2003-2005 supporting both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as the senior COCOM logistician.

CPT Bonnie Snow

Class of 2012

I chose Montana State because I liked their engineering program. I also really liked the atmosphere of Bozeman and its size and location. One of the things I have really enjoyed while living here is the wide variety of activities taking place. The numerous hiking trails and close proximity of the mountains make it easy to escape for adventures on the weekends. In the winter there are always people to catch rides up to the mountain with for a day of skiing or boarding.

I decided to join ROTC as a way to become an officer and serve my country while also earning my degree. Both of my parents were also officers in the military which also had an influence in my decision to join. My favorite thing about ROTC thus far has been the atmosphere in the program, there is always a good time to be had.