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photo of Ohio University Army ROTC cadets at the Ridges


The Bobcat Battalion

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.

Our Cadets are consistently ranked in the top percentiles among their peers nationwide for summer training and overall campus performance. A large percentage of every Senior Commissioning Class is designated as Distinguished Military Graduates, every year, for graduating in the top 20 percent of all Cadets in the Nation.

Although nationally, roughly 40 percent of Army ROTC Cadets go on to earn an Active Duty commission after graduation from college, it is not uncommon for 60-70 percent of Bobcat Battalion graduates to go on to become Active Duty Officers when they graduate from OHIO.

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April 22, 2020
OHIO's Army ROTC program will host their first Bobcat Battalion 5K at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25. Follow the Bobcat Battalion on Facebook and @ohioarmyrotc on Instagram for live updates.
April 09, 2020
OHIO alumni and students are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 as communities across Ohio and beyond come together to ensure that their citizens have the resources and care they need.