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UA Army ROTC Cadets in Ranger Company take a moment to pose together

Camaraderie

UA Army ROTC Cadets in Ranger Company take a moment to pose together

“ The friends I have made here at the University of Akron ROTC Battalion are special. Because we trained together, became officers together, and experienced so much together, they’ll be my friends for the rest of my life. ”

Grimm, C., Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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 University of Akron’s 42nd Ohio Volunteers

means you’ll be bonding with the best and brightest students from Northeast Ohio and from around the country. These students 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 University of Akron’s 42nd Ohio Volunteers

means that you are an important part of a team.  As an ROTC Cadet at the University of Akron, you will get countless opportunities to excel and grow both academically and as a leader.

Being a part of the University of Akron’s 42nd Ohio Volunteers

means that you will stand out amongst your peers.  You will be wearing the uniform of an American Soldier -  attending class like your fellow students, but with an aura of pride, knowing that you are training for a time-honored, noble, and and gallant profession.