Army ROTC Endowment Fund
Your contribution assists members of the battalion each semester who need financial support to complete their degree, or who are experiencing one-time financial difficulty. Your gift also helps the battalion provide world-class experiences to cadets. Your contribution can help us reach our $100,000 goal.
Army ROTC at Ohio University has enjoyed a history of excellence since the program began in 1936.
The Bobcat Battalion won the 2017 McArthur Award for being one of the top eight ROTC programs out of 275 programs in the United States.
The Army ROTC detachment provides a robust training program, considered one of the best in the nation. Nationally, about 40 percent of Army ROTC Cadets go on to earn an Active Duty commission after graduation from college, but 60-70 percent of Bobcat Battalion graduates typically go on to become Active Duty Officers when they graduate from OHIO.
Today, the program boasts more than 130 cadets with an average graduation of 25-30 per year. A large percentage of each Senior Commissioning Class is designated as Distinguished Military Graduates. This means OHIO cadets consistently graduate in the top 20 percent of all AROTC cadets in the nation.
“From day one, I started to realize and see the commitment everybody has to becoming the best leader possible. All of our cadre strive to produce the best cadets possible. All this handwork and dedication is what sets our program apart from others. We are all committed to not only our country and program but, each other as well.” – Cadet Jahmir King
Established several years ago, the Army ROTC Alumni endowment is designed to create an ongoing funding stream for AROTC cadet services.