Carson-Newman College
Small battalion makes for close friends

Freshman class finds each other

Small battalion makes for close friends

“ A cadet’s lifestyle is different than that of a regular civilian student. Right from the start Cadets are apart of a group of people that are all working towards the same goals and have the same standards of excellence. Cadet lifestyle is structured to an extent but also leaves plenty of room for students to be individuals and do their own thing. Also, cadets are starting the crazy college years with 30 or so friends to help them out that really do want to help in any way they can. I think students are at an advantage when they chose the cadet lifestyle and that’s one of the reasons I did. ”

Theresa Lynn Maholic,Knoxville

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 Eagle Battalion

The Army is an extremely well built organization with lots of great opportunities.  I believe that it is an honor to be a part of this organization, and to me nothing is more motivating than getting to lead soldiers.  ROTC has been great because it has helped me to stay focused on my goals.  It has placed me amongst great people from whom I have learned a great deal.  I would recommend the ROTC route to anyone, it has been great for me and I think great things should be expected from Lieutenants who are products of ROTC.

Being a part of the Eagle Battalion

Being a ROTC cadet is very important to me. In addition to providing money for college it has given me the self-confidence to be able to lead  and to confront the daily challenges that life has to offer. Extra programs like Ranger Challenge and Color Guard have greatly increased my physical strength, stamina, and endurance as well as providing mental challenges and the ability to learn material ahead of my peers. Being a cadet means that I have a duty to my unity and my country, it says that I will someday be an officer in the United States Army and that I will have to uphold very valuable and timehonored traditions.

Being a part of the Eagle Battalion

ROTC and the Army are something I believe in. I was raised to believe that ideas such as; honor, country, duty, respect…ect, are invaluable. These ideas are to me worth fighting for.  I feel I have a responsibility to family, my county and to myself to work to preserve the values that I hold so dear. ROTC is one way that I can actively work to do this.