Tennessee Technological University
The SMP Cadet is a volunteer officer training program that allows Army National Guard and Army Reserve enlisted members to participate in the Advanced ROTC Program (MS III / IV) and get paid as E5 / Cadet.

SMP Cadets deliver game ball.

The SMP Cadet is a volunteer officer training program that allows Army National Guard and Army Reserve enlisted members to participate in the Advanced ROTC Program (MS III / IV) and get paid as E5 / Cadet.

“ ROTC has given me the confidence to excel at those challenging college courses. ”

Tyne B., Celina, TN

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 Golden Eagle Battalion.

means you will be in the company of a diverse group of individuals withbroad interests.  Guys and girls who were presidents of their student governments, captains of their varsity sports teams, club presidents, or members of the National Honor Society.

Being a part of the Tech Rangers

means you will accomplish things you never thought possible.

Being a part of the Golden Eagle Battalion

means you are committed to leadership excellence.