Oklahoma State University
Leader development is an essential part of ROTC. Cadre and senior cadets work closely with junior cadets in order to develop and mature leadership skills. Cadets develop their leadership skills through observations and counseling. They learn leader attributes skills and actions that are effective. Through counseling, the cadets learn areas to sustain and areas to improve in order to become better and more effective leaders in organizations.

Leader development is an essential part of ROTC. Senior cadets work closely with junior cadets in order to develop and mature leadership skills.

Leader development is an essential part of ROTC. Cadre and senior cadets work closely with junior cadets in order to develop and mature leadership skills. Cadets develop their leadership skills through observations and counseling. They learn leader attributes skills and actions that are effective. Through counseling, the cadets learn areas to sustain and areas to improve in order to become better and more effective leaders in organizations.

“ The biggest lifestyle change since I joined ROTC is the interaction between fellow students and involvement in the university. ROTC gives average students the ability to extraordinary in supporting their university and our nation. ”

Mike Hafner,Orlando, Oklahoma

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 Cowboy Battalion

Being a part of the Cowboy Battalion means you'll be in the company of adiverse group of individuals with broad interests and a member of a team. We have individuals who were presidents of their student governments, captains of their varsity sports teams, club presidents, or members of the National Honor Society. Your courses will include Leadership Development, MilitarySkills and Adventure Training.

Cadets around the OSU campus

Cadets around the OSU campus are regular students just like everyone else on campus. They take a regular schedule of classes and have an academic major. Once a week they meet together as a group for leadership laboratory, along with their regular ROTC academic class meetings. During lab they wear military uniforms and conduct military and leadership training. Students can take ROTC as an elective course or pursue the entire program, which culminates in acommission as a Second Lieutenant - an Army officer.