Columbus State University
Hang out with friends in the ROTC program along with friends on campus. Have a social life and experience a discipline military life.

Live life as a Cadet and a College student!

Hang out with friends in the ROTC program along with friends on campus. Have a social life and experience a discipline military life.

“ Being in the Cougar Battalion has given me another family! ”

Arlene Borja, 

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

Means you’ll be in the company of a diverse group of individuals with broad interests.  You will meet and work with people that come from all around the United States, as well as other countries.  This will give you the opportunity to learn from one another and grow as potential leaders. 

Cougar Battalion Training

Breaks down into many areas.  The Cougar Battalion conducts PT three times a week, has class room time twice a week, and performs labs every Wednesday.  There is also addition, optional; training that Cadets as well as future Cadets can get involved in.  Ranger Challenge is a prime example.  This is an annual event, which is voluntary; that is both physically and mentally demanding, it is also a great experience and will benefit individuals in the long run.  To find out more about the Cougar Battalions training visit our school web page atColumbus State.

Cougar Battalion Academics

Means a lot for students and potential students.  Academics are taken very seriously.  ROTC offers its Cadets many options to assist in school.  The cadre, staff and students work together to ensure that everyone in the program is taken care of to their fullest.  The Cougar Battalion has an academic leadership program that is designed to help students stay on track and succeed in their college careers.