University of California, Santa Barbara
UCSB ROTC volunteers to plant 2000 baby oak trees on our local training area.

UCSB ROTC volunteers to plant oak trees

UCSB ROTC volunteers to plant 2000 baby oak trees on our local training area.

From 1947 to present, the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of California at Santa Barbara has provided the nation with highlymotivated lieutenants trained to lead and command. In 1991, UCSB wasselected as the best ROTC program in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and western Texas. In 2003 the US Army Cadet Command placed UCSB in thetop third of all 272 programs. In January 2005, the SurfriderBattalion was selected as the top small school in the 14th ROTCBrigade, which encompasses 23 schools in four states; it later wasrecognized as among the top fifteen percent of all 272 schools in the US ArmyCadet Command. The legacy of the proud Surfrider Battalion continues toprosper at UCSB.

Battalion History

A detachment of the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) wasestablished in 1947 on what was then the Santa Barbara College of theUniversity of California. The College and ROTC, located on the Rivieraabove the City of Santa Barbara, moved to its present location in 1953into what was previously a Marine Corps Air Station. The College reached "General Campus" status in 1958 and was renamed the University ofCalifornia at Santa Barbara (UCSB). The University grew in size duringthe 1960s from about 2,400 to over 12,000 students.

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