Army ROTC is a diverse group of men and women with more than 20,000 Cadets currently enrolled nationwide. Army ROTC has provided leadership and military training at schools and universities across the country and has commissioned more than a half million Officers. It is the largest commissioning source in the American military. Morris College ROTC program started in June of 1985, with the CrossEnrollment Agreement signed between USC and Morris. Since that time, Morris College has operated much like an Extension Center of USC. Upon the signing of the contract, 55 cadets were commissioned..
The ROTC is Located in the Student Health and Wellness Center. Contact # (803) 934-3215.
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Training Opportunities in ROTC
Every summer, cadets have the opportunity to participate in Cadet Summer Training. The Gamecock Battalion's Murphy Club provides preparatory training which leads to a higher overall graduation rate and increased special schools slotting from 4th Brigade.
Airborne school is a unique experience requiring special dedication and a desire to be challenged mentally and physically. This three-week course, also known as Basic Airborne Course, teaches Soldiers the techniques involved in parachuting from airplanes and landing safely.
U.S. Army Air Assault School is a 10-day course designed to prepare Soldiers for insertion, evacuation, and pathfinder missions that call for the use of multipurpose transportation and assault helicopters. Air Assault training focuses on the mastery of rappelling techniques and sling load procedures, skills that involve intense concentration and a commitment to safety and preparation.
U.S. Army, Sappers are combat engineers or other personnel who support the front-line infantry, and they have fought in every war in American history. A sapper may perform any of a variety of combat engineering duties. Such tasks typically include bridge-building, laying or clearing minefields, demolitions, field defenses as well as building, road and airfield construction and repair.