University of San Francisco
To build esprit de corps, the Dons Battalion goes on an annual motivational run that includes the view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Annual Battalion Run

To build esprit de corps, the Dons Battalion goes on an annual motivational run that includes the view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

CDT John Paul Dugyon

Military Science (MS) III / Nursing Major

“The relatively large number of nurse cadets and the support the cadre have for us, coupled with the exceptional undergraduate nursing program here at USF continually reaffirm USF as my number one college choice. One great aspect about being a nurse cadet in the Dons Battalion is the amount of understanding everyone, especially the Cadre, have about my path to getting a B.S.N. and how much they take that into consideration regarding my path to being an Army Officer by acknowledging the priority of my education. And while the Cadre are considerate of my situation as a nurse cadet, providing ample opportunities to exercise leadership through Color Guard, Physical Training (PT), and Lab, I certainly don’t feel limited. Coming back next semester as an accelerated MSIII and having to go to LDAC a year early, I know I’ll be sufficiently prepared.”

CDT Christina Liebel

Military Science (MS) III

“Army ROTC has had a profoundly positive impact on me. I have enjoyed the experience of camaraderie and learning new and important skills that are essential to my Army career and civilian life. Army ROTC has helped me develop the skills necessary to be productive with my time. I am also thankful for such a great opportunity to grow and change while acquiring an education. The Army ROTC program here at USF has given me the ability to follow my educational dream to study biology. Without this great opportunity I would have not been able to attend a University.”

CDT Brady Kinnings

Battalion Executive Officer (XO) / Military Science (MS) IV

“USF ROTC has given me the confidence and skills to lead. As a graduate student part of this program, I look back and realize that this is what I was missing and looking for in my undergraduate college experience. ROTC is unlike any university course, developing skills in leadership, time management and physical development aside from the obvious military and tactical skills. We have all been raised with certain values and ethics; USF ROTC will polish you into becoming a competent and professional person. Cadets who enter our program should know that if they apply themselves, our cadre and fellow cadets will help them rise to the challenge of becoming an Army Officer.”