Mike Mahar

Title: Assistant Professor of Military Science
Division: Military Science
Unit: Army ROTC/Military Science
Office Location: Chick Evans Field House, Room 120
Office Phone: 815-753-7181
Email: mmahar@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • MILS 201 -  Leadership and Decision Making
  • MILS 202 - Army Doctrine and Team Development


B.S., Alfred University, Business Administration. 

Military Experience

  • Enlisted in United States Army as an Infantryman, 2004.
  • Commissioned as an Infantry Officer through United States Army Officer Candidate School, 2012.
  • Conducted two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2007-2008; 2009-2010 and one tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, 2013-2014
  • Army Schools completed include Infantry One-Station Unit training, Infantry Mortar Leader Course, Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Officer Candidate School, Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course, Airborne and Air Assault