About Army ROTC

Welcome to the Jayhawk Battalion


To be a U.S. Army Soldier is to be a part of the strongest fighting force in the world. You’ll spend your days training, working and serving together to protect America’s freedoms. But you’ll also have time after work for family, friends and personal interests. From recruitment to retirement, the U.S. Army provides a unique and diverse lifestyle for Soldiers.

Army ROTC produces 75% of all Army officers. Founded in 1916, ROTC has produced more than one-half million lieutenants for America's Army. It remains the broadest avenue for men and women seeking to serve as officers in the Army. The Army officer is a prestigious professional who serves as a leader in the most respected institution in America.

Your soldier can enroll in Army ROTC as a college elective for up to two years with no obligation. ROTC gives you a wide range of experiences while you work toward a degree. You'll combine your time in the classroom with hands-on experience. If you choose not to make the Army your career, you will have acquired job skills that are sure to give you a definite advantage over your peers when the time comes to seek civilian employment. Whether you're planning a career in the Army or the corporate world, Army ROTC is a smart elective course to take.

As part of Army ROTC, you'll be in the company of a diverse group of individuals with broad interests who excelled in their chosen areas of interest. They may have been presidents of their student governments, captains of their varsity sports teams, club presidents, or members of the National Honor Society.

Their studies will include: Leadership Development, Military Skills, and Adventure Training. Army ROTC courses teach you how to succeed in a competitive world both in college and beyond.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ARMY ROTC This link will take you to goarmy.com and you will be able to learn more about the careers the Army offers.

Jayhawk Mission.  We will seize the initiative to recruit, educate, train, retain, and commission leaders of character prepared to fight and win.  We need ROTC grads that are mentally and physically ready on day 1 to add value to their units.  We will guarantee: Expert instruction, high expectations, and accountability.  We will make sure you are properly in-processed into the battalion.  A few things we will ask of you.  Tell the Jayhawk battalion story, motivate your peers, live the Army Values, listen.

The Jayhawk Battalion seizes the initiative to recruit, educate, train, retain, and commission leaders of character prepared to fight and win.

What is Required of YOU.  Have respect for your peers, cadre, and students.  Be humble.  The battalion is a team, embrace the fact you are still learning and will not know everything day 1 in the Army.  Work hard.  Do the paperwork, go to class, go to PT, go to Lab, study and get your degree!  All three of these components: Respect, Humility, and Hard Work will make you a well-rounded 2LT.

Respect, Hard Work, and Humility are what we Expect in Jayhawk Battalion.

Scholarship and Enrollment Officer