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University of Maryland Army ROTC

Terrapin Battalion

We educate, train and inspire cadets to become leaders of character

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Fear the Turtle!

At the University of Maryland the Terrapin Battalion has excelled at producing Officers of the highest caliber
through our diverse and expansive training opportunities, program outreach, leadership development, internships
in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area and longstanding networks our program has developed.

of cadets receive either their first or second branch choice
second lieutenants will commission this spring
retention rate
CDT Cannon giving a safety brief to the BN

Army ROTC allows you to train to become an officer while still getting a normal college experience. You can participate in Army ROTC your freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army.  Along with great leadership training and providing you opportunities in the Army, ROTC can pay for your college tuition.

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The Terrapin Battalion sends multiple cadets every year to Army Specialty Schools, like Airborne and Air Assault. These are excellent experiences, and can give you a head start on your Army career! 

CDT Lee visiting Hawaii

Through Army ROTC, you can go to places like Morocco, Germany, and Hawaii while being paid for it! DoD internships, CTLT, and Project GO all give cadets the opportunity to work, learn, and study abroad while earning a stipend and making important connections for their future career.

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Maryland Today

What It Takes: Army ROTC

From Practicing Ambushes to Pulling a 90-Pound Sled, UMD Cadets Learn to Lead


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