Why Join Army ROTC?

In a word: BREADTH. The ROTC program is for students who want more than a typical, college experience, and we offer a range of choices. An appeal of the Army is that it offers an extremely broad range of missions, geographical dispersion, career skills and leadership opportunities on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace. Bigger may not always be better, but it does create a lot of options for military men and women looking to broaden their horizons.

Do you want to serve your country as an Army officer? The training each Cadet receives through the Reserve Officer Training Corps Program (ROTC) program is extremely beneficial in preparing future leaders in the Army or civilian sector. Whether you plan to pursue a civilian career or serve as an Army officer, the

Frequently asked questions

Where does ROTC take me?

ROTC leads you to become a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Armed Forces, whether in the Active component, Reserve, or National Guard.

What do you do at ROTC?

Military leadership classes 1-2 times a week.

Physical workouts 3 times a week.

Attend summer training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.

What do I learn at ROTC?

Basic Leadership Skills
Basic Soldier Skills (Handling a Rifle)
Self-confidence and teamwork skills
Military History and Traditions
How to Work Under Pressure

What are the benefits of ROTC?

A full-time or part-time job in the U.S. armed forces (second lieutenants in the active world start around $49,896.85, a year according to Army Times)
As a scholarship cadet, you will receive $6,000 each semester.
Improved physical and mental fitness

What happens if you study outside the IUPR and UPR System?

If you study outside the IUPR (Interamerican University of Puerto Rico) or UPR (University of Puerto Rico), yes, you can be part of the ROTC. You do not need to belong to the following systems in order to become an officer in the United States Armed Forces.

Welcome to the Bulldog Battalion

Welcome to the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez official “Bulldog Battalion” ARMY ROTC website. The University of Puerto Rico Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is committed to training and developing the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army. Our Battalion consists of six different companies located through the north and south west side of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The military science elective courses in the UPR Army ROTC program, taken along with required college classes, are designed to train and develop future leaders with no obligation to the military for the first two years. Military science classes prepare students with the tools, training, and experience to help them succeed in any competitive environment. Our cadre will provide cadets the necessary skills and leadership training to become successful leaders and an important assets to the United States Army.