The Show-Me Guard Officer Leadership Development Program (GOLD) began at Southeast Missouri State University during the Fall Semester 2013. This program allows students to earn a degree while serving as future officers in the Missouri National Guard.
Participation in the Show-Me GOLD program provides students with professional development and leadership training that will become a valuable tool for students throughout their college career, in their civilian careers, and in their future careers as officers in the Missouri National Guard.
The Missouri National Guard recognizes the importance of education and established policy to ensure that students participating in the program are non-deployable. All students must remain in good standing with both the Show-Me GOLD Program and the University.
Students enroll in one of the many academic majors offered by Southeast Missouri State University and in the officer-training program. Officer training consists of credit-bearing classroom instruction (military science classes), leadership laboratories, field training exercises, and physical fitness training.
Participants in the program must satisfy admissions standards of both Southeast Missouri State University and the Missouri Army National Guard. Those who qualify for any of the academic scholarships awarded through the college of their attendance will be eligible to apply those benefits to books, fees and room/board expenses.
Please use the links under the Show-Me Gold heading to navigate through the Show-Me Gold site.