A PROUD HISTORY-A BRIGHT FUTURE
The University of Houston ROTC Battalion has been proud to help develop the leaders of tomorrow.
Campus-based training is mainly conducted during the Military Classes and Labs. During our laboratory events, cadets will learn the basics such as squad-level tactics and more.
Army ROTC has been a voluntary organization
since its inception at UH in 1948. The University of Houston's ROTCprogram was unique in 1948 in that it was the only all Quartermaster ROTC inthe United States. Initial enrollment for the 1948 fall semester was 175cadets, one-third being veterans of World War II. Since that time, theprogram has commissioned thousands of second lieutenants.
The Corp reached an all time high
of 827 cadets in 1953 and was designated 1st ROTC Quartermaster Regiment. In1955, a peak number of 97 cadets were commissioned. The unit converted in 1956from a branch material Quartermaster course to a general Military Sciencecourse, and occupied its own Military Science classrooms. In 1958 ROTC took ona new look on campus. The advance course students started wearing the ArmyGreen uniform for the first time.
The program basically remained
unchanged until 1965, when the two year program was introduced to the ROTCprogram. The program reached the second highest enrollment of 327 cadets in1966. During this time frame the department also saw its first casualties ofthe Vietnam War, Major Hendon (APMS) and Captain Walker (class of 54) werekilled in action.
In 1970, the ROTC department
moved to its current location in Hofheinz Pavilion. In 1972 women wereallowed to enroll in ROTC, and the first woman was commissioned at theUniversity of Houston in 1975. The University currently has cross-enrollmentagreements with 13 other schools in the Houston area. The ROTC program at theUniversity of Houston continues to commission high quality Second Lieutenantsfor the United States Army.