Southern University and A&M College

Battalion History

The Southern University and A&M College Army ROTC Battalion was activated on 11 July 1948 as a Transportation Corps Unit.  During its first six years, Southern University produced 115 Transportation Corps Second Lieutenants.

 In September 1954, the ROTC Battalion was re-designated as a General Military Science Unit (GMS), qualified to commission Second Lieutenants in all branches of the Army.  From September 1948 to the present, over 1,200 Second Lieutenants in various branches of the Army received their commission through Southern University’s Army ROTC Program.

 In 1972, a pilot program was started at Southern University and other select colleges, which allowed women graduates to receive Army commissions.  In the summer 1977, Hazel Young became the first women to receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant from Southern University.

The Southern University and A&M College Army ROTC Battalion was activated on 11 July 1948 as a Transportation Corps Unit.  During its first six years, Southern University produced 115 Transportation Corps Second Lieutenants.

 In September 1954, the ROTC Battalion was re-designated as a General Military Science Unit (GMS), qualified to commission Second Lieutenants in all branches of the Army.  From September 1948 to the present, over 1,200 Second Lieutenants in various branches of the Army received their commission through Southern University’s Army ROTC Program.

 In 1972, a pilot program was started at Southern University and other select colleges, which allowed women graduates to receive Army commissions.  In the summer 1977, Hazel Young became the first women to receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant from Southern University.

The Southern University and A&M College Army ROTC Battalion was activated on 11 July 1948 as a Transportation Corps Unit.  During its first six years, Southern University produced 115 Transportation Corps Second Lieutenants.

 In September 1954, the ROTC Battalion was re-designated as a General Military Science Unit (GMS), qualified to commission Second Lieutenants in all branches of the Army.  From September 1948 to the present, over 1,200 Second Lieutenants in various branches of the Army received their commission through Southern University’s Army ROTC Program.

 In 1972, a pilot program was started at Southern University and other select colleges, which allowed women graduates to receive Army commissions.  In the summer 1977, Hazel Young became the first women to receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant from Southern University.

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