Army ROTC Cadet

Commissioning Cadets May 2017

What is ROTC? 

Experience the Camaraderie of ROTC

When you become a part of Army ROTC, you're not just working toward a diploma, but an even brighter future as a leader alongside other motivated Cadets. But make no mistake, you're a student first. You'll have a college schedule like your fellow students, but you'll also receive classroom and field courses that will challenge and excite you. Beyond that, you can take part in events and activities with fellow Cadets that will make your college experience even better.

Stand Out From The Rest

See how interesting college can be when you're a part of Army ROTC. You'll be a college student first and foremost, just like the rest of the student body, but there's a key difference: you'll have even more opportunities to succeed.

These opportunities include Field Training Exercises (FTXs) in the spring and fall where Cadets build their teamwork and leadership skills. Cadets also participate in Physical Training (PT) on a regular basis to keep up their strength and endurance.

In addition, each battalion has its own unique calendar of events and activities.

Being a part of the Jaguar Battalion

You'll be in the company of a diverse group of students with broad interests – people who were presidents of their student governments and other clubs, captains of varsity athletic teams, and members of the National Honor Society.

Achieving Academic Excellence

Although ROTC students are training to become Army officers, they are students first. A ten-to one student to faculty ratio ensures that each student has a close relationship with the military science instructors. Students regularly confer with the ROTC faculty to ensure that they're taking the correct classes and that they are performing well in those classes.

Time for Other Activities

ROTC students are just like other students. The South Alabama Army ROTC program allows students to spend time on other activities offered by the university including Greek life, honors societies, language clubs, club sports, and even study abroad. The ROTC program only requires about 10 hours of time per week including training, classroom instruction, and PT.