Welcome to the home of the Tiger Battalion, Jackson State University Army ROTC – Training Tomorrow’s Leaders Today! Since 1967, we have been producing Army Officers and developing leaders of character. 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 the experience of a lifetime that helps you acquire the skills that promote success in life after college. Through our cutting-edge leadership development curriculum and corporate partnership programs, Army ROTC will transform you into the leader of tomorrow.
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. Upon 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 will gain in Army ROTC will give you the confidence you need to be successful 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 College, Delta State University, Millsaps College, Mississippi College, Mississippi College School of Law, Mississippi Valley State University, Tougaloo College, and University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Nursing.