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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , established in 1789, is the oldest public university in the United States. Although famous for it’s basketball team, UNC is rated by US News and World Report as one of the top 30 universities in the nation and 5th among public universities.

The Old Well at UNC

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , established in 1789, is the oldest public university in the United States. Although famous for it’s basketball team, UNC is rated by US News and World Report as one of the top 30 universities in the nation and 5th among public universities.

UNC’s Youngest ROTC Program – already the biggest and best!

At UNC-CH we are looking for twenty to thirty people a year who are willing to serve their country as a leader and officer in the Army. We average 70-80 total students who are in our program at any given time. You can still pursue any major you select at Carolina while you are in the ROTC Program and be commissioned as a Lieutenant in the US Army, US Army Reserve, or National Guardafter graduation. We have a wide variety of majors in the program – they include: Generalists; Psychology; History; Peace, War and Defense; Nursing; Medical School; Business; Communications; Engineering; Law; and Anthropology. We have both undergraduate and graduate students in the program.

This is a four year, 18 academic hour program. However, we have alternate methods where current Carolina Freshmen, Sophomores, and even some Juniors thatcan be completed in only two years. All of our ROTC courses can be counted as elective credit for any undergraduate degree, so you risk nothing by trying out ROTC to see if it’s right for you.

UNC’s Youngest ROTC Program – already the biggest and best!

At UNC-CH we are looking for twenty to thirty people a year who are willing to serve their country as a leader and officer in the Army. We average 70-80 total students who are in our program at any given time. You can still pursueany major you select at Carolina while you are in the ROTC Program and be commissioned as a Lieutenant in the US Army, US Army Reserve, or National Guard after graduation. We have a wide variety of majors in the program – they include: Generalists; Psychology; History; Peace, War and Defense; Nursing; Medical School; Business; Communications; Engineering; Law; and Anthropology. We have both undergraduate and graduate students in the program.

This is a four year, 18 academic hour program. However, we have alternate methods where current Carolina Freshmen, Sophomores, and even some Juniors thatcan be completed in only two years. All of our ROTC courses can be counted as elective credit for any undergraduate degree, so you risk nothing by trying out ROTC to see if it’s right for you.

UNC’s Youngest ROTC Program – already the biggest and best!

At UNC-CH we are looking for twenty to thirty people a year who are willing to serve their country as a leader and officer in the Army. We average 70-80 total students who are in our program at any given time. You can still pursue any major you select at Carolina while you are in the ROTC Program and be commissioned as a Lieutenant in the US Army, US Army Reserve, or National Guardafter graduation. We have a wide variety of majors in the program – they include: Generalists; Psychology; History; Peace, War and Defense; Nursing; Medical School; Business; Communications; Engineering; Law; and Anthropology. We have both undergraduate and graduate students in the program.

This is a four year, 18 academic hour program. However, we have alternate methods where current Carolina Freshmen, Sophomores, and even some Juniors that can be completed in only two years. All of our ROTC courses can be counted as elective credit for any undergraduate degree, so you risk nothing by trying out ROTC to see if it’s right for you.

Battalion History

In 1993, COL William Causey, 1968 UNC graduate and commander of the Carolina Army ROTC Brigade, pushed to upgrade the UNC-Chapel Hill Army ROTC program from cross-enrollment status to extension center status.  In spring 1994, the Army approved the upgrade, making UNC-Chapel Hill’s ROTC program the Army’sonly new ROTC program in the nation for that year.

On March 22, 1995, UNC officially became an extension center of Army ROTC.  By August 1995, cadet enrollment at Chapel Hill was larger than cadet enrollment at either Duke or NCCU, and that summer, among the 16 programs in the Carolina Brigade, Chapel Hill cadets attained the highest composite averages in leadership and military proficiency. 

In spring 1997, LTC James Rhoads, Extension Center OIC at UNC-Chapel Hill, applied to upgrade the Army ROTC program from Extension Center status to Host status.  The young program was doing very well; in 1997 it won the prestigious Douglas MacArthur Award for being the most outstanding Army ROTC program in the nation (small program category).  Effective 1 September 1997, the Army formally approved UNC’s upgrade to Host status.  UNC won the Douglas MacArthur award again in 1999 and 2003. 

In 1993, COL William Causey, 1968 UNC graduate and commander of the Carolina Army ROTC Brigade, pushed to upgrade the UNC-Chapel Hill Army ROTC program from cross-enrollment status to extension center status.  In spring 1994, the Army approved the upgrade, making UNC-Chapel Hill’s ROTC program the Army’sonly new ROTC program in the nation for that year.

On March 22, 1995, UNC officially became an extension center of Army ROTC.  By August 1995, cadet enrollment at Chapel Hill was larger than cadet enrollment at either Duke or NCCU, and that summer, among the 16 programs in the Carolina Brigade, Chapel Hill cadets attained the highest composite averages in leadership and military proficiency. 

In spring 1997, LTC James Rhoads, Extension Center OIC at UNC-Chapel Hill, applied to upgrade the Army ROTC program from Extension Center status to Host status.  The young program was doing very well; in 1997 it won the prestigious Douglas MacArthur Award for being the most outstanding Army ROTC program in the nation (small program category).  Effective 1 September 1997, the Army formally approved UNC’s upgrade to Host status.  UNC won the Douglas MacArthur award again in 1999 and 2003. 

In 1993, COL William Causey, 1968 UNC graduate and commander of the Carolina Army ROTC Brigade, pushed to upgrade the UNC-Chapel Hill Army ROTC program from cross-enrollment status to extension center status.  In spring 1994, the Army approved the upgrade, making UNC-Chapel Hill’s ROTC program the Army’s only new ROTC program in the nation for that year.

On March 22, 1995, UNC officially became an extension center of Army ROTC.  By August 1995, cadet enrollment at Chapel Hill was larger than cadet enrollment at either Duke or NCCU, and that summer, among the 16 programs in the Carolina Brigade, Chapel Hill cadets attained the highest composite averages in leadership and military proficiency. 

In spring 1997, LTC James Rhoads, Extension Center OIC at UNC-Chapel Hill, applied to upgrade the Army ROTC program from Extension Center status to Host status.  The young program was doing very well; in 1997 it won the prestigious Douglas MacArthur Award for being the most outstanding Army ROTC program in the nation (small program category).  Effective 1 September 1997, the Army formally approved UNC’s upgrade to Host status.  UNC wonthe Douglas MacArthur award again in 1999 and 2003. 

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