Experience The Camaraderie of ROTC

US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team with Brutus the Buckeye after jumping into “The Shoe” during the Buckeyes vs West Point game on Sept 16, 2017

When you become a part of Army ROTC, you’re not just working toward a diploma, but an even brighter future as a leader alongside other motivated cadets. But make no mistake, you’re a student first. You’ll have a college schedule like your fellow students, but you’ll also receive classroom and field courses that will challenge and excite you. Beyond that, you can take part in events and activities with fellow cadets that will make your college experience even better.


Our cadets participate in a large variety of of organizations and extracurriculars outside of ROTC to include varsity athletics for The Ohio State University, community service organizations, TBDBITL Marching Band, and numerous other university and community organizations. Our cadets also work towards a Bachelor’s degree in their choice of an educational program.  Many cadets choose to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Majors, while all cadets who complete the ROTC program and Commission are entitled to receive a minor in Military Science from The Ohio State University.


Training and Curriculum

Our cadets meet three times a week to conduct PT (physical training) and once a week for a Leadership Lab.  The PT sessions generally last an hour and work towards conditioning our cadets physically to be leaders in the United States Army.  Leadership Labs are designed to develop cadets into confident and competent leaders by providing education on necessary skills and placing the cadets in leadership positions over their peers. Every semester there is a Field Training Exercise (FTX) where cadets incorporate their knowledge and leadership skills into a cumulative event.  Between their Junior and Senior years, cadets travel to Ft. Knox, Kentucky for five weeks where they will learn valuable skills with all cadets across the country.  Summer training opportunities such as Airborne School, Air Assault School, and Project GO are available to cadets as well.


Activities and Events

US Army ROTC Cadets conduct rappelling operations inside the RPAC during a Leadership Lab in September.

Cadets have the opportunity to participate in numerous activities and events throughout the year including (but not limited to) Military Ball, Dining In, Rock Ceremony, Commencement, Homecoming Parade, and the Student Involvement Fair.



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