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Future Cadets

What can you expect to obtain or achieve as a cadet in the Paladin Battalion? You will learn new concepts and be tested on your skills, experience growth as a leader, and excel in college academics and activities. As a future 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.

You will earn these attributes through physical training (PT), labs, Paladin events held through our schools, and more. ROTC will give you a chance to be more than just any ordinary college student. You will stand out among your peers by handling important responsibilities and having the privilege to wear the uniform that represents our country.

The Paladin Battalion has a presence that promotes Furman University’s academics and programs to a higher level. You will help champion the spirit of our battalion and honor the legacy that is ROTC at Furman University. Whether you spend 2, 3, or 4 years in the ROTC program, you will be given the opportunity to commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. You will become adept in being a leader, a counselor, a strategist, and a motivator. There is no other opportunity such as this, it’s in a class of its own. The question is, “are you ready to take on this journey?”


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How to join

To become a member of the Furman University Paladin’s ROTC, contact the Military Science Department.



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