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.