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Army ROTC at SUBR: Jaguar Battalion



Southern University Army ROTC

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of the university curriculum. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn first-hand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an Officer in the Army. Upon graduation from Army ROTC, you will earn the bar of a Second Lieutenant and be commissioned into the Active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard and become a leader for life.


Our Mission:

To recruit, educate, retain, empower, develop, and commission qualified Senior ROTC Cadets that embody both the Warrior Ethos and the Army Values, with capacity to exemplify the Army Profession. Partner with all Louisiana Junior ROTC Programs in order to produce citizens of extraordinary character and competence for service to our nation.

Our Vision

The Jaguar Battalion focuses on high standards of academic and leadership excellence that prepares our graduates to be commissioned and succeed as future officers of the United States Army.


Compete for Scholarships

Thinking about how to pay for college?


ROTC can provide qualified candidates two, three, and four year scholarships that cover the cost of tuition. There are also scholarships available for students who want to pursue a career with the Army Reserve or National Guard, and funds for book expenses. Contact us for more information! 

Commision as an Officer in the US Army

Successful completion of the ROTC program will earn you a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. 2nd Lieutenants in the active US Army enjoy many benefits offten not available to their contemporaries, including:

  • A highly competitive salary and benefits package
  • Worldwide travel oppurtunities and interesting duty assignments
  • 100% paid medical, dental, and vision insurance programs
  • Generous life insurance program
  • 30 days of annual paid vacation
  • Education benefits that may be transferable to dependents
  • World-class family services
  • Development of leadership skills that are highly coveted in the private sector

Become a Leader for Life 

ROTC is widely regarded as the best leadership course in the world. It provides Cadets with priceless mentorship and leadership development oppurtunities that are essential to success in a military or civilian career path.The program is built on three pillars:

  • Education
  • Training
  • Experiential Learning

This program is an exciting and challenging professional experience that enables cadets to succeed not only in the military, but also in the civillian sector. Contact us today and learn about how ROTC can build your leadership potential. 




Who makes up the Jaguar Battalion?


The ROTC program is available to students at Southern University, as well as the following partership schools. Students at partnership schools are able to cross enroll into Southern University ROTC classes and labratories. Cross enrolled students still achieve a commission in the US Army while attending the school of their choice.                                                                                           

Partnership Schools Include:





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LTC David Marshall, JR.
Professor of Military Science (PMS)
Phone:  225.771.5466   

Mr. Dalton Johnson
Recruiting Officer 
Phone:  225.771.4161   

Department of Military Science
Leon Netterville Drive - Building 20
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Phone: 225.771.4160
Fax:  225.771.5142