University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The battalion hosts two formal events each year: the Dining In during the fall semester and the Military Ball during the spring semester. The Dining In is for the battalion cadets and cadre and includes a guest speaker, the punch bowl ceremony, and cadet skits. The Military Ball is a chance for the cadets and cadre to bring their significant other to a formal dinner and dance.

Cadets attend the formal Military Ball each spring with their dates.

The battalion hosts two formal events each year: the Dining In during the fall semester and the Military Ball during the spring semester. The Dining In is for the battalion cadets and cadre and includes a guest speaker, the punch bowl ceremony, and cadet skits. The Military Ball is a chance for the cadets and cadre to bring their significant other to a formal dinner and dance.

“ Some of the greatest experiences here would just have to be with my fellow cadets in the program. There are so many fun people to hang around with that it makes it extremely easy to come to college and feel like you have fifty new best friends. There are also many fun activities on the side, such as bowling, paintball, and formal military balls. ”

Adam Brinkman, Shickley, NE

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

Being a member of the Big Red Battalion

will teach you lifelong leadership skills while surrounded by a group of funand supportive individuals.  The cadets are a tightly knit group of friends who support and encourage each other.  The cadre help instruct and motivate their cadets to reach their greatest potential.  They’re unlikeother college professors in their level of involvement and expertise. Most are active serving members of the United States Army and state NationalGuard units. 

Being a member of the ROTC Learning Community

means you will live with other ROTC cadets from the Army, Air Force, Navy/Marine ROTC Battalions in Abel Hall.  You'll be surrounded by individuals with similar goals and interests.

Being a cadet in the Army ROTC program

means you will attend class once a week and lab once a week (Thursdayafternoons) while also pursuing your academic education.  Cadets are STUDENTS FIRST!  Cadets major in a subject of their choice; these majors are as diverse as Fine Arts to Engineering to Pre-med and Pre-law.  Cadets participate in student government, intramural sports, college athletics, and are members of sororities and fraternities.  As an ROTC cadet, you may also participate in the Pershing Rifles, a national organization, and the Ranger Club, which competes against other colleges in the area in Army Ranger activities.  During the summer, cadets also have the opportunity to attend specialty schools, such as Airborne and Mountain Warfare, and internships in Washington D.C., Korea, or Japan.