About Us

Army ROTC Cadets pay respect and salute during a Veteran's Day ceremony on campus.

Army ROTC Cadets pay respect and salute during a Veteran's Day ceremony on campus.

The Radford University Army ROTC program was established in 1978 under a cross-enrollment agreement between the presidents of both Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Radford University.

In 1980, an agreement between Radford University and Cadet Command allowed the Radford University ROTC program to offer two, three, three and one half, and four year scholarships.

In 1994,  Radford University joined Cadet Command as a member of the Partnership in Nursing Excellence (PNE) Program under an agreement with the Radford University Waldron College of Health and Human Services.

Army ROTC classes are taught at Radford University, with under the leadership of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Radford University is one of the nation's largest partnership schools and typically commissions more officers than most ROTC programs.  

Recognition

Besides quantity, Radford University is also known for its quality. The following is a list of the program's many recognitions:

  • Seven cadets participated in CULP during the summer of 2015 going to the following countries: Indonesia, Croatia, zech Republic, Spain, Bosnia, and Romania. 
     
  • No. 1 ranked cadet (2014) on the New River Batallion OML list.
     
  • Top marksman in the New River Batallion (2008, 2009).

  • No. 2 ranked cadet (2004) out of 4,000 ranked cadets nationally.

  • General Douglas MacArthur Award (1994). In recognition of being the Nation's Top Program in the Small School Category.