University of Dayton

Senior Staff Ride to Washington DC 2012

“ I attended US Army Airborne School in Fort Benning. This was a long school where I learned basic parachutist skills, and how to be combat effective from air deployment. I was allowed to conduct five official jumps from C-17 aircrafts, an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. This summer was an excellent opportunity for me to learn and grow as both a Cadet, and a future officer, and I can't wait to utilize these skills the Army has thought me. My advice for future cadets wishing to attend these schools is simple, if you are in Southern Georgia in the summer time be ready to hydrate. ”

Cadet Herrick, 

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

Fighting Flyer Battalion Activities

In addition, to the great friends and the super leadership training the student organizations such as the Pershing Rifles fraternity, and  the Ranger Club do many community service projects for the campus and local community.

Fighting Flyer Activities

Each year we have many members of the ROTC program who participate in varsity sports, club sports, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Marathon, the Ranger Challenge Team and recreational activities along with other students on campus.

Fight Flyer Activities

Physical Fitness Training is an integral part of our program. Along with other training activities, it requires about 15-25 hours a month or about 100 hours per semester which allows for other campus activities and academic pursuits.