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Cadets participate in a range day in order to learn the fundamentals of shooting a M16 Rifle.

M-16 Range

Cadets participate in a range day in order to learn the fundamentals of shooting a M16 Rifle.

<p>ROTC at the University of Montana has a long tradition of producing exceptional leaders for the United States Army, The United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. The ROTC program has been housed in Schreiber Gym since 1926 and has been the home for a long and distinguished line of Cadre.  Our goal is to produce ROTC graduates who are leaders, thinkers, and decision-makers.  They meet problems head-on and solve them quickly.  They know how to adapt to rapidly changing situations and to take charge, traits sought after in a military career and by civilian employers.</p><p><a href="http://www.carroll.edu/academics/programs/rotc"><b>Click here to check out ROTC at our Partnership School, Carroll College in Helena, MT.</b></a></p>

Battalion History

<p>The Morrill Act, as it was passed by Congress and signed by President Lincoln, was the forerunner of ROTC as established by the National Defense Act of 1916. The first officers commissioned from The U of M ROTC program graduated in 1922. Since the passage of the Defense Act of 1916, ROTC has been the major source of Army Reserve officers and is now a major source of Regular Army officers as well. The program produces approximately 75% of all Army officers. The U of M has produced over 1800 Army officers.</p><p>The UM ROTC Battalion, the Grizzly Battalion, is one of more than 270 host ROTC units throughout the country and has a partnership program at Carroll College in Helena. For over 80 years the UM Military Science curriculum has maintained the stringent academic standards of the host institution and provided its officer graduates with the best preparation possible for service with the United States Army. Demonstrated performance is the key to success in the battalion. The Grizzly Battalion is recognized nationally as a leader in producing quality officers.</p><p>The Morrill Act, as it was passed by Congress and signed by President Lincoln, was the forerunner of ROTC as established by the National Defense Act of 1916. The first officers commissioned from The U of M ROTC program graduated in 1922. Since the passage of the Defense Act of 1916, ROTC has been the major source of Army Reserve officers and is now a major source of Regular Army officers as well. The program produces approximately 75% of all Army officers. The U of M has produced over 1800 Army officers.</p><p>The UM ROTC Battalion, the Grizzly Battalion, is one of more than 270 host ROTC units throughout the country and has a partnership program at Carroll College in Helena. For over 80 years the UM Military Science curriculum has maintained the stringent academic standards of the host institution and provided its officer graduates with the best preparation possible for service with the United States Army. Demonstrated performance is the key to success in the battalion. The Grizzly Battalion is recognized nationally as a leader in producing quality officers.</p>

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