University of Maryland
Cadets will learn to work with individuals from all around the United States. Cadets will learn to work thorough their differences to accomplish their mission. Their training will prepare them for Leadership Development and Accession Camp(LDAC), the final phase prior to their commissioning.

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Cadets will learn to work with individuals from all around the United States. Cadets will learn to work thorough their differences to accomplish their mission. Their training will prepare them for Leadership Development and Accession Camp(LDAC), the final phase prior to their commissioning.

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.

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Why University of Maryland Army ROTC is Unique

This University’s national status and proximity to Washington D.C. presents Cadets in this program many opportunities.  
The University of Maryland offers both short-term and long-term study abroad opportunities on 6 continents in countries such as Egypt, Israel, China, Turkey, and Cameroon, and more, that the program can help fund.  The University also offers specialized minors, such as Terrorism Studies and Peace & Conflict Resolution, and hosts Research Centers such as the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and the Center for International Development and Conflict Management.
Additionally, our relationship with the University of Maryland University College allows us to capitalize on their accessibility and distance learning opportunities, attracting many Green to Gold Soldiers.
Furthermore, our close proximity to Washington D.C offers unparalleled access to government internships and job opportunities.  In the past, Cadets have interned at the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service, and the U.S. Senate, to name a few.
Finally, Cadets have access to many off-campus training opportunities offered by the Army, including many specialized schools such as Air Assault, Airborne, and Mountain Warfare School, to name a few.  We’ve also sent cadets to Cadet specific training opportunities, such as Cadet Troop Leader Training and Cadet Field Training, and on cultural immersion internships to Slovakia, Morocco, India, Panama, and Greece.
The amount of opportunities available to these cadets and the diverse and skilled Cadre - including Active Duty, National Guard, Army Reserve, GS Civilian, and contractors, and Military Instructors that all have combat experience and have deployed to a war zone, including Afghanistan and Iraq - bringing a wide range of knowledge and experience to the table have produced an above-average percentage of Distinguished Military Graduates, ensuring that Cadets from this program will be successful officers and great leaders.

Being apart of some of the Army’s elite units

Every year we send Cadets to specialized training schools, including the Airborne School, Air Assault School, Sapper Leader Course, Mountain Warfare School, Northern Warfare School, and the Combat Diver Qualification Course.  These cadets return to the campus more experienced and better leaders, along with badges, tabs, or qualifications received for successfully completing the course.

Cultural Understanding Language Proficiency (CULP) Program

We send cadets overseas, through study abroad funding and cultural immersion internships, to get a better understanding of foreign cultures and languages.  In the past, we’ve sent cadets to Estonia, Moldova, Morocco, Slovakia, Greece, Panama, and China, to name a few.  Cadets are able to learn the language, visit historically significant sites, and other culture immersion opportunities.

Cadet Troop Leading Training and Cadet Field Training

Cadets are given opportunities to increase their experience and expand their knowledge on leading and the Army through Cadet Field Training and Cadet Troop Leader Training.  Cadet Field Training gives sophomore Cadets the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in Army training and operations over the summer, including Mounted Maneuver Training and Maneuver Light Training to name a few, allowing them to train on defending and attacking an opposing force.  Cadet Troop Leader Training gives junior Cadets the opportunity to assume the responsibilities of Second Lieutenants in Active Army units around the globe, gaining first-hand knowledge of the duties, responsibilities, and lifestyle of Army junior Officers.

Competitions That Builds Confidence

Every year this program fields a Ranger Challenge team.  This team has won the Ranger Challenge Competition numerous times, taking its division title and the overall competition to become champions of the 4th Brigade Ranger Challenge Competition.