Georgia State University
The commissioning ceremony is the culmination of your military science studies. By reciting the oath of office you forever swear to defend the Constitution of the United States of America. Family and friends turn out to witness your transformation from a student and civilian to a leader and civil servant. Each year approximately ten cadets graduate and receive their commissions as Second Lieutenants in the active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.

Commissioning Ceremony

The commissioning ceremony is the culmination of your military science studies. By reciting the oath of office you forever swear to defend the Constitution of the United States of America. Family and friends turn out to witness your transformation from a student and civilian to a leader and civil servant. Each year approximately ten cadets graduate and receive their commissions as Second Lieutenants in the active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.

The Panther Battalion is one of the most prestigious organizations at Georgia State University. Our cadets participate in all academic disciplines of the university and have a visible presence on student government as well as in extracurricular activities and student organizations. GSU Army ROTC allows scholar-athlete-leaders from Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, and Clayton College and State University to learn the art of leadership on the GSU campus.

 

Nurse Program:

Georgia State University ROTC hosts three Schools of Nursing:

Georgia State School of Nursing

Mercer University’s Georgia Baptist College of Nursing

Clayton State School of Nursing

Battalion History

The Panther Battalion has been a part of the Georgia State University community since 1951.  We have commissioned countless officers into every branch of the Army and have always placed a great deal of emphasis on developing Cadets into better leaders and people.  We are one of the most diverse programs on campus, with Cadets and commissionees coming from all corners of the US (to include Puerto Rico), Korea, Vietnam, China, and various countries within Europe.  Through all of the different beliefs and cultures represented in our program, the one constant has always been that we will push our Cadets to new heights in order to achieve the status of an Officer within the strongest military force in the world.

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