The Ohio University Army ROTC Society of Alumni and Friends began with a steering committee of 6 members in February 2001. Since that time, we have raised our membership to nearly 300 alumni serving on Active Duty, in the Guard and Reserves, as retired military and as leaders in the civilian community.
More than any other graduates from Ohio University, our alumni are stationed and living all across the world, many in harm's way for the cause of freedom. Many you know are currently fighting on the battlefield in the War on Terrorism.
In addition to that, our alumni, more than any other society of Ohio University, have been called to a higher purpose—the purpose of leadership, for our country and for our soldiers.
It is the mission of the Alumni Society to bring OU grads together, foster friendships and promote the further welfare of the cadets and Army ROTC Program at Ohio University. And the purpose of the society as written in the Constitution is to “aid and promote the general welfare of the Army ROTC program...”
In order to do this, we started an endowed fund in 2002 which currently has $5000 pledged or paid into the account. In order to become an Endowed Fund, we must raise $15,000 total. Please give back to what has been given to you, as you consider making a donation to the Army ROTC Endowment. Consider making a pledge of $500-$1000 which can be paid over a 12-month time period. If you can’t donate that much, consider writing a $100 check for the endowment. If you want more information regarding the Army ROTC Endowment Fund, contact Joe Scherer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"It’s a challenge to be an Army Officer, but it’s more of a challenge to be great leader. At the Bobcat Battalion, the leadership qualities learned, the camaraderie of the corps of cadets, and the realistic training I received have become my foundations upon which I lead. I use these qualities daily performing my duties as a Special Operations Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer. The Bobcat Battalion has a great program that is second to none!"
--Captain Kyle Gardner
"Bobcat Battalion provided me leadership and management skills that allowed me to step in to the Army and be successful. From leading a tank platoon in an Armor battalion in Cold War Europe, commanding a unit in Desert Storm, and commanding units in Operation Joint Endeavor in the Balkans, lessons learned from ROTC at Ohio University served me well. Hoooah!"
--Colonel (Ret) Joe Mulligan, U.S. Army