THE "PRIDE OF PA" ARMY SENIOR ROTC BATTALION
2012 General Douglas MacArthur Award winner for excellence
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THE "PRIDE OF PA" ARMY SENIOR ROTC BATTALION SERVES GANNON UNIVERSITY, MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY, AND PENN STATE ERIE -- THE BEHREND COLLEGE.


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CDT LTC Stormer receive the battalion colors, and assumes role of battalion commander.




"Pride of PA" ROTC Wins One of Only Eight General Douglas MacArthur Awards

      Every year since 1989, the United States Army has recognized eight programs across the nation – one from each region. The General Douglas MacArthur Foundation and the United States Army recognize those ROTC programs and Universities that demonstrate the highest ideals for which General MacArthur stood – Duty, Honor, and Country. “Its recognition that this program in 2012 has attained the highest ideals of which our country was basically founded upon.” The other seven schools to win this award include: Texas A&M, Iowa State University, University of Virginia, University of Colorado, University of Georgia, University of Notre Dame, and Pacific Lutheran University. 

“Duty, Honor, Country – those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be cause for little faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.”

                                                                                      ~General MacArthur’s Thayer Award Speech

   
                                          SCHOLAR~ATHLETE~LEADER

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of your college curriculum. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an Officer in the Army. Do you have what it takes to lead American Soldiers?!

Legacy & Value

    Officers in the Army possess the skills necessary to lead others through the most challenging of circumstances.

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. Women have been an integral part of Army ROTC since the first group of women was commissioned in 1976. Today, women constitute 20 percent of the Cadets. 

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 diverse, self-disciplined civilian education with tough, centralized leadership development training.

Prominent Army ROTC Alumni

  • Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • George C. Marshall, former Chief of Staff of the Army
  • Samuel Alito, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Lenny Wilkens, most wins as NBA coach
  • Samuel Walton, founder of Walmart

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