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Department of Military Science
Chick Evans Field House, Room 110 
1050 Lucinda Ave. 
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 752-ROTC (7682)
    Alt: (815) 753-6237

PMS picMajor Karl Nilsen

Professor of Military Science, Department Chair 
MAJ Nilsen is a Senior Army Aviator and a 2002 graduate from the United States Military Academy (West Point) with a B.S. in European History and a M.A. in Management from Webster University in 2013.  He can be reached at (815) 753-6240 or

YoungMaster Sergeant Christopher Young

Senior Military Instructor 
MSG Young is a Combat Engineer and the Senior Military Instructor of the Huskie Battalion. He can be reached at (815) 753-6234 or

MAJ Polk

Major James Polk

Assistant Professor of Military Science, Recruiting Operations, MSII Instructor
Major Polk is an Senior Army Aviator and 2003 ROTC graduate from Morehead State University. He has a B.A. in Communications and an MBA from Saint Leo University. He can be reached at (815) 753-6237 or at




Staff Sergeant Justin Wolfe


On-Campus Military Advisor, MSI Instructor
SSG Wolfe can be reached at (815) 762-3096 or at

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Ms. Kim Gage

Human Resources Technician
Ms. Gage is a retired US Army NCO and has been with the battalion since 2005.  She can be reached at (815) 753-0574 or