Early Years of Military Science at A&M-San Antonio

Originally, students attending Military Science classes at A&M-SA were a detachment of the St. Mary’s University Army ROTC program. At this time A&M-SA was an upper division (junior, senior and graduate level) University. In 2014, in preparation for downward expansion, the 5th ROTC Brigade approved realignment, to become a detachment of the UTSA Roadrunner Battalion. A&M- San Antonio officially commissioned its first Lieutenant in DEC 2012. Since then A&M- San Antonio has commissioned Cadets most being former enlisted soldiers. Since 2010 the Jaguar Detachment has grown in both prestige and size. Presently, the Jaguar Detachment is one of 38 universities within the 5th ROTC Brigade footprint. Through May 2018, the Roadrunner Battalion has commissioned 13 Second Lieutenants. In 2016 over 6,500 Cadets attended Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) at Fort Knox, Kentucky home of Cadet Command. For a 4th year, Battalion Cadets have exceeded the Brigade and National average amongst their peers to include West Point and other military academies. When compared to other schools in Texas, our Battalion remains one of the top programs in Texas.

Army ROTC prepares college students to succeed in any competitive environment. The leadership training and experiences you have in the Army ROTC will provide you with a foundation to become commissioned Army Officers upon graduation. Upon completion of the Army ROTC program, you will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and will embark on specialized training.

Army ROTC is one of the Nation’s top leadership programs, with many benefits to joining. Through Army ROTC you can:

  • Get help with your college tuition with an Army ROTC scholarship.
  • Gain experience you can’t find anywhere else.
  • Gain the respect of your peers and future employers.
  • Train to become a leader and manager.