Our Vision for the ROTC 

- Is America's pre-eminent leadership program
- Is academically unrivaled and sought out by students
- Is staffed by master's-level leader development professionals
- Meets the requirements and expectations of the Army

What is Army ROTC?

Army ROTC is a program of leadership and military skills training. It prepares Vaqueros Battalion students for officer responsibilities in the active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard following graduation or after deferment to attend advanced civilian schooling. Army ROTC at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley complements campus life for those students who are serious about becoming officers. Many social functions are held that make each military science class a small family. Many cadets become roommates upon moving out of the dormitories. Life-long friendships are made over the course of the four year program.

How Can Army ROTC Benefit Me?

Army ROTC allows you to quickly gain confidence and self-discipline necessary to excel in your studies at UTRGV. You will acquire leadership skills and the experience sought by employers of college graduates. You will earn the honor of serving your country as an officer, full-time on active duty or part-time as you pursue your civilian career. We also have two, three, and four year scholarships available.

What is the Obligation?

Introductory courses let you take a look at officer opportunities without obligation. Once you accept a scholarship or enter the final two years, you will make a commitment to serve as an officer on active or reserve duty.

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Eutimio Garcia Jr.
Recruiting Operations Officer
Building: HRBL
Office: (956) 665-3601
Mobile: (956) 378-5973


2LT Luis Hernandez
Gold Bar Recruiter
Building: HRBL
Office: (956) 665-3601


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