University of Texas at San Antonio

A cadet greets the media into the ROTC building in 1982.

<p>Originally students attending Military Science classes from the University of Texas at San Antonio were part of a detachment of the St. Mary's University Army ROTC. UTSA officially commissioned their first class of 25 Cadet's in May 1982 and established its own ROTC program, no longer a satellite to St. Mary's University. This class was exceptional, due to the fact it already had a long military history with 13 of the 25 commissioned being former enlisted soldiers with more than 120 years service to their credit. Since 1982 the Roadrunner battalion has grown in both prestige and size. Presently, the University of Texas at San Antonio is one of 36 universities of the 5th ROTC Brigade and is the host school for San Antonio College.</p>