The University of Mississippi

Army ROTC cadets fire “Miss Mary,” the 75 mm howitzer, every time the Rebel football team scores.

“ Being a cadet in ROTC is just like being any other kind of student. You can get involved in any activity you want. Just in my ROTC class, there are football players, band members, fraternity presidents, and law school students. ”

Jake Todd, insurance and risk management major,Hendersonville, KY

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

Being a part of the Rebel Battalion

Means you’ll be in the company of a diverse group of students with broadinterests – people who were presidents of their student governments and otherclubs, captains of varsity athletic teams, and members of the National HonorSociety.

Achieving Academic Excellence

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

Time for Other Activities

ROTC students are just like other students:  they have plenty ofactivities, like sports, hobbies, jobs, and social lives.  The Ole MissArmy ROTC program allows students to spend time on these activities, requiringless than eight hours per week of class and training.