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SCARLET KNIGHT BATTALION

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As an Army ROTC Cadet, you will be in a diverse, highly motivated – goal oriented peer group that will help you to succeed. You will also be afforded the opportunity to meet and train with other Cadets from local schools as well as schools nation wide.

A Peer Group Like No Other

As an Army ROTC Cadet, you will be in a diverse, highly motivated – goal oriented peer group that will help you to succeed. You will also be afforded the opportunity to meet and train with other Cadets from local schools as well as schools nation wide.

“ ROTC puts Academics first, but affords a unique opportunity to branch out and meet new people. ”

Scarlet Knight Battalion Cadet, 

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

Classroom Instruction

The ROTC curriculum has a progression of Military Science classes.  At Rutgers these classes are 1.5 credits for each semester of the first two yearsand 3 credits for each semester of the second two years.   MilitaryScience classes focus on leadership development, introduction to Army doctrineand organization, and historical familiarization with the customs and traditions of the Army.  There are several ways to enter the program and Students can join with as little as four semesters left before graduation.

Leadership Labs&Physical Training

Part of the ROTC curriculum involves Leadership Labs where Cadets participate in practical skill development in both leadership and military tasks.  Labs are planned, prepared and led by senior Cadets with Cadre involvement.  This affords Cadets the opportunity to experience leading small groups as well as developing such skills as: troop leading procedures, small unit tactics, basic drill and ceremony, map reading and land navigation,basic first aid, and water survival.

Cadets participate in Physical Training (PT) as part of their ROTC experience.  PT is offered every morning for Cadets to participate. Mandatory PT requires freshman to participate once a week and that requirement grows to three times a week by senior year.  This training not only exposes Cadets to standard Army physical training techniques but also builds esprit de corps and fosters a healthy attitude towards staying fit.

Field Training & Army Traditions

At least once a semester the Scarlet Knight Battalion will conduct an overnight Field Training Exercise (FTX) at a local military instillation. This provides the Cadets a focused opportunity for leadership development as well as a practical application of military skills acquired during thesemester.

The Scarlet Knight Battalion participates in some time honored military traditions.  Once a semester there is a formal dinner.  There is a Dining In, which units customarily conduct to honor their unit lineage and build esprit de corps as well as a Military Ball which involves dates and spouses in a formal dining experience.