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Cadets pose for picture after a weekend of field training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma - the home of the Field Artillery and a basic training installation. Cadets from many different backgrounds are assigned to platoons and work together on such field training trips off-campus.

Ft. Sill Field Training Exercise

Cadets pose for picture after a weekend of field training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma - the home of the Field Artillery and a basic training installation. Cadets from many different backgrounds are assigned to platoons and work together on such field training trips off-campus.

“ ROTC takes skills that an individual possesses and fine tunes them to create a leader that can operate in any environment. It amazes how many different types of people come on board and are later shaped into outstanding leaders. There is no better place at Texas Tech to hone your leadership skills and make friends. ”

Michael V. , Sugarland, TX

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 Red Raider Battalion

You will be in good company.  Our cadets come from a variety ofbackgrounds with an array of different interests.  Individuals who werepresidents of their student governments, captains of their varsity sportsteams, club presidents, or members of the National Honor Society.  Eachcadet brings their set of strengths to the program.

Cadets and Exposure to the Military

The Red Raider Battalion attracts some of the best prior service soldiersand current National Guard/Army Reservists.  Each brings to the table agreat set of knowledge and experience to assist those cadets with littlemilitary background.  Along with instructors from many different officerbranches, cadets get a great opportunity to learn where they can best fit intothe Army.

Your Family Away from Home

Our battalion will quickly become your second family.  Cadets naturallydevelop close, lasting friendships as they train together and enjoy ourextra-cirricular activities.  The sense of esprit de corps runs high amongall class levels.  Cadets take pride in their organization and supportacross campus for the battalion is great.  West Texas is proud of itsmilitary heritage and it shows among the student population, faculty, andstaff.