Lieutenant Colonel Charles X. Rote has been serving as the Professor of Military Science at the University of Maine since July 2012. He enlisted in the Army Reserve at the age of 17 and served as an infantryman at 3/16th Infantry, Auburn Maine. He earned his commission in 1993 through the University of Maine’s Reserve Officer’s Training Corps Program with a Basic Branch of Infantry and a Control Branch of Logistics. Lieutenant Colonel Rote completed his Bachelors Degree at the University of Maine (Class of 93’) and received a Masters Degree from King’s College London.
His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle Commander’s Course, Airborne School, Maintenance Officer’s Course, the Ordnance Transition and Combined Logistics Advanced Courses, the Support Operations Officer Course, the Joint Firepower Control Course, the United Kingdom Joint Staff Officer College, and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School.
Lieutenant Colonel Charles X. Rote has served in the U.S. Army over eighteen years in various command and staff positions and numerous locations. He has been exposed to numerous cultural experiences and has traveled extensively through the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia. Specialties include military training, organizational leadership, logistics planning, logistics management, and strategic planning.