Where Leaders Are Grown
Motivating young people to be better leaders and citizens, while making the best military officers in the world. The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), as it exists today, began with President Wilson signing the National Defense Act of 1916. Although military training had been taking place in civilian colleges and universities as early as 1819, the signing of the National Defense Act brought this training under single, federally-controlled entity: The Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Army ROTC is the largest officer-producing organization with the American military, having commissioned more than half a million second lieutenants since its inception.
Join Patriots Company ROTC at University of the Cumberlands for our Spring Open House. Earn scholarships to help pay for college while building leadership skills that will define your career.
Tour Our Program
Learn more about the Patriots Company and the opportunities available to you by viewing our departmental overview video, downloading our Program Overview Brochure, exploring the ROTC Scholarship website, and learning about the Army's new fitness test. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities and more!