Boston University
Cadets are taught to think on their feet. Each year, the battalion completes a Leader’s reaction course , testing both the leadership of the junior class and the ingenuity of the squad.

Cadets learn to overcome obstacles

Cadets are taught to think on their feet. Each year, the battalion completes a Leader’s reaction course , testing both the leadership of the junior class and the ingenuity of the squad.

“ Life in ROTC is both similar and different from that of a normal student. You wake up early and work out, but after that, you go to class with all of your peers. At night, you might have a short ROTC activity, but for the most part, your time is still your own. It dosen’t take all of your time, but it definitely takes away the hours of boredom that many college students find a part of their day. ”

Cdt. Harrison Bittenbender, Honolulu, HI

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

Morning PT

At six o’clock every morning, cadets of the Battalion are already up, doingpushups, situps, and running.  While a shock at first to a student used tolate wake ups, the majority of cadets insist that they enjoy getting up, havingalready gotten some exercise while their peers sleep. 

Leadership Lab

Once a week, cadets assemble to take part in an educational lab.  Whenweather permits, practical exercises in movement and battle drills are taught,and as weather gets bad, the class moves inside for lectures.