University of Houston
Land navigation skills must be mastered early for cadets to be fully successful in the tactical training which follows. Cadets are being briefed over a sand table prior to executing the land navigation course.

Land Navigation

Land navigation skills must be mastered early for cadets to be fully successful in the tactical training which follows. Cadets are being briefed over a sand table prior to executing the land navigation course.

“ All my life I have wanted to an officer in the Army…it is a chance to lead, teach and encourage soldiers under my supervision…working for them to make them successful. ”

Rainer, G.,Deer Park, TX

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 Cougar Battalion

offers opportunities and challenges that can put you on the fast track tosuccess in life. You will develop the confidence, self-esteem, motivation, andleadership skills you will need regardless of your career plans. The qualitiesthat Army ROTC instills will be vital to a productive and rewarding future.

As an Army ROTC cadet,

the students are able to select the academic major of their choice. The focus is on academics, ROTC, graduation and then commissioning.  Thestudents will develop leadership abilities while increasing self-confidence anddiscipline through challenging activities like rappelling and survival. In addition, they will study time management, communications, and small groupdecision-making and learn about the Army and what it takes to become anofficer.

When the cadet is finished

they will have earned their college degree along with the impressiveleadership credentials of an Army officer.  As an officer there will beopportunities for rewarding service, full-time on active duty or part-time inreserve while you pursue your civilian career.