The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps has commissioned more than a half million Officers since its inception in 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Defense Act. Army ROTC has provided leadership and military training at schools and universities across the country and is the largest commissioning source for our armed forces.
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.
The Baylor University Bear Battalion is proud to be one the 273 host schools that produce 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.