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Experience the Camaraderie

When you become a part of Army ROTC, you're not just working toward a diploma, but an even brighter future as a leader alongside other motivated Cadets. But make no mistake, you're a student first. You'll have a college schedule like your fellow students, but you'll also receive classroom and field courses that will challenge and excite you. Beyond that, you can take part in events and activities with fellow Cadets that will make your college experience even better.

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Stand Out From The Rest

See how interesting college can be when you're a part of Army ROTC. You'll be a college student first and foremost, just like the rest of the student body, but there's a key difference: you'll have even more opportunities to succeed.

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These opportunities include Field Training Exercises (FTXs) in the spring and fall where Cadets build their teamwork and leadership skills. Cadets also participate in Physical Training (PT) on a regular basis to keep up their strength and endurance.

Being A Part Of The Blue Jay Battalion

Being a part of the Blue Jay Battalion means you'll be in the company of a diverse group of individuals with broad interests. Individuals who were presidents of their student governments, captains of their varsity sports teams, club presidents, or members of the National Honor Society. Your courses will include Leadership Development, Military Skills and Adventure Training.

Cadets Around the JHU Campus

Morning PT

Our cadets are regular students just like everyone else on campus. They take a regular schedule of classes and have an academic major. Once a week they meet together as a group for leadership laboratory, along with their regular ROTC academic class meetings. During lab they wear military uniforms and conduct military and leadership training. Students can take ROTC as an elective course, an academic minor, or pursue the entire program, which culminates in a commission as a Second Lieutenant - an Army officer.

Training and Curriculum

See the kind of hands-on experience ROTC Cadets receive. Whether it's in the classroom or in the field, your leadership training will benefit you more than you thought possible.

Events and Activities

Army ROTC Offers Many Opportunities to Excel

In Army ROTC, it's not all classroom and field training. There are many opportunities for you to get to know your fellow cadets better and increase your skills in a variety of areas. Learn more about these events below.

Events:

Adventure Week/New Cadet Orientation Program

New Cadet Orientation dates are at the end of August.  Events include field and weapon familiarization, leadership reaction training, and more. For more information contact Mr. Tim ONeil at toneil4@jhu.edu.

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Battalion Dining In

The Blue Jay Battalion holds a winter dining in event to celebrate the espirit de corps in the unit and welcome in the end of the semester and winter break.

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Spring Awards Banquet

The Spring Awards Banquet is our culminating spring ceremony to recognize cadet accomplishment and celebrate the old and new cadet chain of command.

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Commissioning Ceremony

Each spring cadets are commissioned into the United States Army. Families, friends, University Presidents and other distinguished guests take part in the commissioning as well as the ceremonial "First Salute" tradition.

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Schools

JHU Logo The Johns Hopkins University
UMBC Logo University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
UMB Logo University of Maryland, Baltimore
SU Logo Stevenson University
UB Logo University of Baltimore
MICA Logo Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
JHU School of Nursing Logo JHU School of Nursing
Asymmetric Studies Institute Partnership Program
Asymmetric Studies Institute
 

Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments about the Blue Jay Battalion, please let us know.

Dept. of Military Science
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-516-4686
CPT Kirkland (JKirkla8@jhu.edu)