Appalachian State University
Three ASU Cadets emerge from the duck pond after the polar plunge event.

Polar Plunge

Three ASU Cadets emerge from the duck pond after the polar plunge event.

“ By doing ROTC, I not only prepare myself for my military career; I also prepare myself for the rest of my life. ”

Chad Mack,Charlotte, NC

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 Mountaineer Battalion...

The ASU Army ROTC program provides college men and women the best available training and experience in the art of leadership. This program includes instruction to develop self-discipline, physical stamina, and poise, as well as the organizational and motivational skills that contribute to success in any career.

Every day life as a Cadet

Throughout your time at ASU, you will make life-long friends.  ROTC is not a full time job and you will still be able to experience college as a normal student.