Military Science Department
Army ROTC at Presbyterian College is one of the best leadership training you can get on a college campus.
The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) was born when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Defense Act of 1916. Since its inception, Army ROTC has provided leadership and military training at schools and universities across the country and has commissioned more than a half million Officers. It is the largest commissioning source in the American military.
Army ROTC is a diverse group of men and women with more than 20,000 Cadets currently enrolled nationwide. Army ROTC has a total of 273 host programs with more than 1,100 partnership and affiliate schools across the country. It produces approximately 60 percent of the Second Lieutenants who join the active Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard. More than 40 percent of current Active Duty Army General Officers were commissioned through ROTC. Army ROTC provides Cadets with the character-building aspects of a well-rounded, self-disciplined civilian education with tough, centralized leadership development training.
Presbyterian College Army ROTC is one of the oldest ROTC programs in the country with almost 100 years of history commissioning the future leaders of the United States Army. In addition to the students from Presbyterian College, we have students at Lander University and Newberry College.
With the option for Cadets to major in any discipline, we have an academically diverse program that allows you to achieve your individual educational goal while earning your Army commission. Our program is unique in that we have direct access to Fort Jackson, SC giving our Cadets the opportunity to train at the Army’s premier training base using state of the art facilities and ranges.