Texas State University-San Marcos
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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 Bobcat Battalion

Cadets of the Bobcat Battalion come from a wide range of backgrounds. At least half of them usually have prior military experience before they join the program, either from active or reserve duty. In recent years, however, we’ve seen a large increase in non-prior service freshman and sophomore enrollment.

Texas State is not a military environment. Our cadets usually live in dorms or off campus, and they only wear their uniforms one day a week. We fully expect our cadets to be good students first and foremost. We want them toexperience college life and to get involved in non-ROTC activities like sports and student organizations. Our training philosophy is that well rounded students tend to make better Army officers.

If you would like to experience the Bobcat lifestyle firsthand, we encourage you to visit the campus and to meet with our cadets.