About Army ROTC
The Army’s Reserve Officers’ Training Course, or ROTC, is the largest officer-producing organization within the American military, having commissioned more than half a million second lieutenants since its inception.
The ROTC program exists to recruit and train quality officers into the Regular Army, Army Reserves, and Army National Guard while allowing these student-leaders to still enjoy their college experience.
Today, Army ROTC has a total of 272 programs located at colleges and universities throughout the county. It produces more than half of the officers who join the Active and Reserve components of the Army. The training is structured to develop and utilize the strengths of ROTC cadets where they are both most effective and most satisfied. This promotes career satisfaction and increases the effectiveness of our Army. Cadet Command, which oversees and standardizes ROTC programs, accomplishes this by combining the character building aspects of a diverse, self-disciplined civilian education with tough, centralized leader development training. This process forges well-rounded officers who manifest the strength and diversity of the society from which they come from as well as the quality of strong officer leadership.
Army ROTC returned to MSUB during the Spring Semester of 2009 after a 15-year absence. Our program is a satellite of the Bobcat Battalion of Montana State University in Bozeman. Since its return, the program has commissioned six new Lieutenants, two in 2011 and four more over the 2011-2012 school year. ROTC works with all 4-year college majors and degrees. The program simply requires enrolling in a few extra credits each semester, including classroom instruction, weekly training labs, and physical exercise training.
THERE IS NO MILITARY OBLIGATION IN JOINING ROTC!!!
New Lieutenants Brodie Moberly, Chris Lindgren, and Travis Light at their Commissioning Ceremony, marking the completion of their ROTC training.
Cadets conducting a mission in Swords Park, less than a mile from campus.
CDT Brodie Moberly qualifying for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.