Program Overview


Army ROTC is a program offered at hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide, training college students to be officers in the active Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard. It is a four-year program, divided into two parts: the Basic Course and the Advanced Course. The Basic Course is normally taken during the freshman and sophomore years. The Advanced Course is usually taken during the final two years of college and includes a four-week assessment course that is normally attended in the summer, between the junior and senior years. The mission of Army ROTC is to commission the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army.

The ROTC program at Freed-Hardeman University is a detachment of the Skyhawk Battalion based at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The majority of the Basic Course requirements will be met on FHU's campus, with a minimal need to travel to UT Martin to fulfill course requirements. This need increases during the Advanced Course of the program as a cadet is further molded into the future military leader the Army seeks. This process culminates with a cadet receiving direct instruction from the Skyhawk Battalion Commander while attending 400-level classes.

FHU's ROTC program is generously supported by the Bill and Irene Morgan ROTC scholarship fund, which greatly contributes to making ROTC a reality for many future cadets.