Siena College
Siena is the host institution for Army ROTC in the Capital District. We have partnership programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Albany.

Mohawk Battalion in 1960

Siena is the host institution for Army ROTC in the Capital District. We have partnership programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Albany.

THE MOHAWK BATTALION

As part of the Army’s downsizing in theearly 1990s, Army ROTC was reduced to its current configuration of 270 programsnationwide. The separate RPI ROTC program was discontinued, and Siena Collegebecame the host institution for Army ROTC in the New York Capital Districtregion. RPI and U-Albany are now part of Cadet Command’s partnership schoolprogram, and the Mohawk Battalion includes cross-enrolled students from morethan fifteen other schools. In 1999, the Mohawk Battalion was ranked as the19th-best in the nation. In October 2000, the Mohawk Battalion Ranger ChallengeTeam took 3rd Place in the brigade competition among twenty teams. The SienaCollege Army ROTC program is currently ranked in the top third of all programsnationwide. It is the second-largest producer of officers in the northeasternUnited States among twenty-two programs, commissioning more than twentylieutenants annually. In the spring of 2003, Siena College’s partnershipschool, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, graduated the number one Army ROTCcadet in the nation. The following fall Siena College and the Mohawk Battalionwas selected as the #1 large Army ROTC program in the country and #5 overall,out of 270 programs nationwide. Siena College Army ROTC and the MohawkBattalion will continue to lead the way in producing quality officers to serveas leaders of character in the United States Army.