Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is an elective course that provides a combination of academics and important hands-on training. You'll be offered physical and mental challenges geared to help you succeed in college and beyond. The Paladin Battalion will develop your confidence, self-esteem, motivation and leadership skills you'll need regardless of your career plans. The qualities that ROTC training instills will be vital to a productive and rewarding future, preparing you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. You will learn teamwork and be given responsibilities like teaching younger cadets the same skills you have learned. In addition to our on-campus training, we offer instruction in adventure training like mountaineering, scuba, rappelling and orienteering.

For its many benefits, Army ROTC requires only a few hours a week. So it won't interfere with your required college curriculum or social life. You are able to participate in any activity afforded by regular college students, but when you graduate you will be a Second Lieutenant in the US Army.

What it means to be an Army Officer

Being an officer in the U.S. Army means you're a leader, a counselor, a strategist and a motivator. It's similar to being a vital manager in a corporation. As an officer, you will lead other soldiers in all situations and adjust in environments that are always changing. You are driven to achieve success with your team on every mission.

Physical Fitness is a critical component of leadership and readiness, and officers are responsible to ensure their unit is mentally and physically prepared to win. Officers plan, conduct, supervise and assess all training in the Army. Every Officer must ensure his/her unit is able to perform continuous operations - - at times against hostile forces under adverse conditions. This is teamwork at its finest, and leadership at its best. All Officers, Leaders and Soldiers in the U.S. Army must be ready and fit at all times, possessing the stamina and strength to successfully perform their mission at any given time. Not only is physical fitness an important requirement of the ROTC program, but it is a lifestyle and culture that the Army actively promotes in order to maintain good health and welfare.

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