Department of 军事科学 (ROTC)



The Army Reserve Officer's 培训 Corps (ROTC) at Sam Houston State prides itself in producing quality Officers fit to serve in the United States Army. We provide 学员 with the tools to build the character and leadership skills necessary to serve as Second Lieutenants. 自成立以来, the program has commissioned hundreds of Officers that have gone on to serve in the Active Army, 军队储备, 和国民警卫队. The rigorous training to become a future Officer covers a wide spectrum, from classroom instruction to field training exercises (FTX) at SHSU's own Gibbs Ranch. Whether you're looking for a career in the Army or just a head start in the workplace, the ROTC program here at SHSU can give you the opportunity to succeed.

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History of the Bearkat营

The US Army Instructor Group for the Senior Reserve Officer 培训 Corps (SROTC) program at Sam Houston State University was formally established by General Order 91, 总部, 美国第四军, 1952年6月11日. The first class was conducted in the fall of that year. The first five Sam Houston State University SROTC 学员 received their commissions in May 1954.

Initially, enrollment in the SROTC program was mandatory for all qualified male students. Consequently, the enrollment grew to 1,242 学员 by 1962. In 1965, mandatory participation ceased.

The SROTC administrative offices were displaced twice in a six-month period following a fire on 12 February 1982. The fire destroyed over 50% of the active files, 90% of the historical files, 所有的家具, 设备, 军事图书馆, and numerous items of memorabilia. President Bowers assigned the Department of 军事科学 to the Randle House, which had complete dormitory rooms for SROTC 学员. The SROTC administrative offices, classrooms, and supply were displaced again in April 1986. The department moved to the second and third floors of the former men’s gymnasium, Academic Building 3 where it is located today.

目前, the Department of 军事科学 is aligned under the Office of the Associate Provost and Vice President for 学术事务. 军事科学 is fully recognized as an academic department, with a minor in 军事科学 offered. The Bearkat营 is part of 5th Brigade in Cadet Command.

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The Bearkat营’s unit patch includes a raven, a tree, and a star. The Raven represents General Sam Houston, who was nicknamed “The Raven.” The tree represents the pine trees surrounding Sam Houston State University. The star represents the state of Texas.