Army ROTC Mission
"Through targeted recruiting, rigorous leader development and focused retention, commissions the future Army Officer Leadership for service to the Army and Nation". Inherent in this mission are the following objectives:
To supplement the traditional education of the university with subjects of value to the student in civilian or military pursuits, to teach each Cadet to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to motivate Cadets to become leaders throughout their lives.
To develop in each Cadet a high sense of duty and the attributes of character inherent in leadership which emphasize integrity, discipline and motivation to succeed in the profession of arms. Inherent in this objective is the Cadet Honor Code, "A Cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate anyone who does". Moral: To develop in each Cadet a high sense of duty and the attributes of character inherent in leadership which emphasize integrity, discipline, and motivation to succeed in the profession of arms. Ethical leadership is the foundation upon which the service leadership development through the Army ROTC program rests.
To develop in each Cadet the stamina and fitness essential to a physically demanding career as an Army Officer. Physical: To develop in each Cadet the stamina and fitness essential to a physically demanding career as an Army Officer. Physical fitness is a way of life. Physical fitness improves individual performance through the reduction of stress and improved mental and physical well-being.
To provide Cadets with the broad-based military education required as a prerequisite for commissioning. Military: To provide Cadets with the broad-based military science and military leadership education required as a prerequisite of commissioning. The traditional purposes and ideals are to unite in closer relationship the military departments of American universities and colleges; to preserve and develop the essential qualities of good efficient officers; to prepare ourselves as educated men and women to take a more active part and have greater influence in military affairs of the communities in which we may reside; and above all to spread intelligent, accurate information concerning the military requirements of our country.
LTC Willie Rodney
Chair, Professor of Military Science
Department of Leadership and Military Sciences