(WWI : 1914-1919) USC served as a training school for U.S. Army officers.
(WWII : 1939-1945) USC served as a naval preparatory flight cadet school and hosted Army, Marine Corps, and Navy training programs.
(1940) US Navy ROTC program established. USC has maintained an unbroken, decades-long relationship with the Navy, Air Force, and Army ROTC programs.
(1952) USC Aviation Safety and Security Program is the first aviation program at a major research university.
(1972) Information Sciences Institute (ISI) supports the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency with research and development of advanced information processing, computer, and communications technologies.
(1999) Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) is a DoD-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center working in collaboration with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. ICT leverages the film and game industries to create immersive technologies and conduct research for military training, health therapies, and education.
(2002) Navy Trauma Training Center (NTTC) is a premier U.S. Navy training facility for expeditionary medicine. Navy teams training under this program are preparing for deployments to the U.S. Central Command area of operations.
(2002) Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center (RASC) was established with a focus on robust and scalable robotic systems for homeland security.
(2004) National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) , an interdisciplinary national research center uniting policy scholars and engineers as established. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
(2009) USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) was established by the USC School of Social Work to guide behavioral health practitioners, develop new technologies, inform policymakers, and build community networks. In 2013, CIR was awarded the inaugural Seal of Distinction by the Call of Duty Endowment for its efforts to help transitioning veterans gain meaningful employment.
(2010) Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Military Social Work was launched by the USC School of Social Work. The program has graduated over 700 students, including 115 veterans, more than half of which now work directly with veterans or military-impacted populations.
(2013) Master of Business for Veterans degree offered by the USC Marshall School of Business to help veterans transition into civilian life and launch business careers.
(2013) Retired General David H. Petraeus joined the USC faculty as Judge Widney Professor.
(2014) The Provost’s Pre-College Summer Scholarship Program for Military High School Students is established, awarding 28 full scholarships to live and study at USC for four weeks. Students earn three units of undergraduate credit and can take courses in business, engineering, international relations, journalism, pre-law, pre-health, performing arts, science, and writing.
(2014) The Division of Student Affairs opened the USC Veterans Resource Center on November 5, 2014. Located on the third floor of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, the 1,300-square-foot facility gives student veterans a home on campus. The center provides a lounge and conference area, public computer stations and three private offices where veterans can receive one-stop services ranging from VA certification to academic advisement.