Sam Houston State University
After a long day of training in the field, Cadets take a moment to relax.

A Break from Training

After a long day of training in the field, Cadets take a moment to relax.

“ I joined Army ROTC because I wanted to serve my country and enjoy the academic benefits. I have had the opportunity to learn leadership from experienced commissioned and noncommissioned officers, as well as participate in some challenging training. ”

CDT Castillo, San Antonio, TX

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 Bearkat Battalion

means you'll be in the company of a diverse group of individuals with broad interests. Individuals who were presidents of their student governments, captains of their varsity sports teams, club presidents, or members of the National Honor Society.

Being a Cadet

means you will be given much more responsibility than the average college student. You will be expected to perform at your best in everything you do. After all, you represent not only the Bearkat Battalion, but more importantly you represent yourself every minute of everyday.

Being in Army ROTC

means you find out what life in the Army is like without an obligation to service. Cadets can find out for themselves if they are up to the challenge of serving their country in the Armed Forces.