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BLUE MOUNTAIN BATTALION

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Each year the BMB sends a team to compete in the Army Ten-Miler marathon in Washington DC. Our cadets leave the competition in the dust.

Ten Miles? No Sweat.

Each year the BMB sends a team to compete in the Army Ten-Miler marathon in Washington DC. Our cadets leave the competition in the dust.

“ ROTC has been one of the greatest parts of my college experience. Not only has it given me valuable leadership skills but I have a close group of friends that I know will always be there for me. ”

Charles G.,Christiansburg, VA

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.

Learn more about Events and Activities

Who is the BMB?

Our cadets are leaders in sports, academics, and their community. The BlueMountain Battalion includes cadets from Dickinson College, Gettysburg College,Messiah College, Millersville University, Harrisburg Area Community College(HACC), Franklin & Marshall, and Penn State's Harrisburg campus. This broadrange of institutions brings a unique set of Cadets to the program, making itone of the most successful in the country.

Simply the best

The leadership training provided through the Blue Mountain Battalion is thebest in the world. It places them head and shoulders above their peers, givingthem the confidence and discipline to excel in any situation.

A week in the life...

A typical cadet normally spends only several hours a week with their ROTCduties, leaving them ample time to pursue other interests. In a normal week,cadets come together for group physical training, leadership laboratories, andtheir Military Science academic classes. Weekend training opportunities occurseveral times a semester, allowing cadets to experience military life andtraining, as well as further their leadership development.