St. John's University
Every year, we invite Red Storm Alumni to be our guests at our Military Ball.

Alumni visit the Red Storm Battalion’s Military Ball

Every year, we invite Red Storm Alumni to be our guests at our Military Ball.

36th commissioning class from St. Johns Army ROTC.

Since the ROTC program started in 1968 at St. Johns University, we have made almost 40 years of grand contributions to the United States Army.  St. John’s University continues to grow and flourish since then. St. John ’s produces and average of 12 Lieutenants a year for the Army, the Army Reserve, and the National Guard, in all branches of the Army.

Army ROTC at St. John’s has history with the NY metropolitan community.

Since 1968 we have established many traditions and programs in the Red Storm Battalion.

•    Established fantastic Ranger Challenge and Color Guard teams. Cadets act as the commanders, in charge of training and leading the teams through competitions and ceremonies.

•    Established a mentor program, where MS4’s can help guide junior cadets in academics, leadership, physical fitness, and career counseling.

•    We provide service to the New York City Marathon at the starting line in Staten Island, where cadets can participate in getting the race off to a great start.

•    An award given every year called the USAA spirit award; given annually to the cadet who best exemplifies the spirit of the unit, community, and the nation. Cadets receive a special award and certificate, and have their names engraved on a plaque in the ROTC building.

•     A battalion coin given to each commissioning lieutenant with a number that tracks that officer as an alumni of our program

•    A club for cadets achieving a 300 or higher PT score called the 300 club. Cadets names are engraved on a plaque in the ROTC building.

•    Given the unique opportunities for cadets to participate in United States Army training such as Airborne, and Air Assault schools.