Southern University and A&M College
A 1.3 million dollar renovation was recently completed on the Army ROTC facility.

Leadership Legacy

A 1.3 million dollar renovation was recently completed on the Army ROTC facility.

Army ROTC at Southern University and A&M College - A proud tradition

The Southern University Army ROTC unit was activated on 11 July 1948 as a Transportation Corps Unit until September 1954. During this six-year period Southern University produced 115 Transportation Corps Second Lieutenants. In September 1954, the ROTC Unit was re-designated as a General Military Science Unit (GMS), qualified to commission Second Lieutenants in all branches of the Army. From September 1954 to present, over 1,200 Second Lieutenants in various branches of the Army have been commissioned through the Southern University and A&M College Army ROTC Program. These significant achievements merely signify the rich heritage enjoyed by the Army ROTC “Jaguar” Battalion and Military Science Department here at Southern University.

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

Southern University and A&M College Army ROTC - A Leadership Legacy