University of Alaska Anchorage
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Seawolf Detachment

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The U.S. Army Cadet Command selects, educates, trains, and commissions college students to be officers and leaders of character in the Total Army; instills the values of citizenship, national and community service, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment in high school students.

"Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way"

The U.S. Army Cadet Command selects, educates, trains, and commissions college students to be officers and leaders of character in the Total Army; instills the values of citizenship, national and community service, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment in high school students.

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the home to the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) SeaWolf Detachment. It is a partnership program with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Sea Wolf Detachment was established Fall 2009.

The ROTC program at UAA is the only program producing officers for the US Army in South Central, Alaska. The Mascot for the University of Alaska Anchorage is the Sea Wolf. Named after our mascot, UAA's ROTC Unit is SeaWolf Detachment!

UAA Army ROTC has two-, three- and four-year programs that lead to a commission as a second lieutenant. The program is divided into a basic course for freshmen and sophomores and an advanced course for juniors and seniors. Programs and courses can be adjusted to meet specific needs of individual students who wish to enroll but are past their freshman year.

Battalion History

The UAF program began in 1922 as a military science curriculum mandatory for all male freshmen and sophomores. In 1935, UA President Charles Bunnell petitioned the War Department to officially open an Army ROTC program at the university. Approval was granted in 1940 and the UAF ROTC has continued to develop ever since. Today's UAF military science program is staffed with regular Army and Alaska National Guard officers and non-commissioned officers, providing students with a balance of knowledge and experience. This curriculum challenges students to develop interpersonal, mental and physical skills, as well as cultivate leaders of character, capable of bearing the responsibilities of tomorrow's civil and military leadership positions.

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