Department of Military Science

JSU Tiger Battalion

Welcome to the Jackson State University Army ROTC Website – Training Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.

ROTC, which stands for Reserve Officers Training Corps, is a program of military instruction that takes place on 270 college and university campuses nation-wide. The origin of Military Instruction in Civilian colleges dates back to 1819.

Army ROTC is a college elective that teaches you the skills needed for a successful career. You’ll combine classroom time with hands-on-experience and learn leadership and management skills. At graduation you are commissioned as an Army officer to serve on active duty or with the Army Reserves or National Guard. Whatever you decide, the experience you’ll gain in Army ROTC will give you the confidence you need to be a success in college and beyond. Whether you choose to pursue a career in the Army or in the corporate world, Army ROTC is unlike any other college course you can take.

 Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition and provide money for books and other living expenses.  ROTC also awards merit scholarships to hundreds of students each year. Qualify, and you could get a scholarship and monthly allowance worth up to $80,000 at some schools.

 The Jackson State University Army ROTC Tiger Battalion serves the greater Jackson Area in order to train Cadets/Student to become future Army Officers as well as leaders in the Professional Business World.

Our program is the host Army ROTC program for Belhaven CollegeHinds Community College, Millsaps College, Tougaloo CollegeMississippi College and University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Nursing. We also have instructors at Mississippi Valley State University