The Citadel Army ROTC
Welcome to the Army ROTC homepage at the Citadel Military College of South Carolina. We are formally known as the "Palmetto Battalion." As a senior military program, The Palmetto Battalion is one of the largest programs in the Nation. We have high standards and live by the Army Value's. The Citadel’s Palmetto Battalion is currently the second largest Army ROTC program in the nation, with 471 Army ROTC cadets on campus. Some 112 of them are seniors expected to accept commissions to become Army officers after graduation. Please review our informational tabs for more information about what the Citadel Army ROTC has to offer.
It’s the second year in a row that a Citadel Cadet has achieved a top 10 ranking on the prestigious list, which is prepared annually by the U.S. Army Cadet Command. Last year, 2018 graduate Robert Weigand was No. 7 on the list.
The order of merit ranking is based on grade-point average, performance on the Army physical fitness test, college athletic participation and performance during ROTC training and the advanced ROTC camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Set to graduate in May of 2019, Cadet Wilder will commission in the Army as second lieutenant and engineer officer. He’s especially interested in combat engineering, and his high ranking on the order of merit will help him receive his assignment of choice in the Army.
Here at the Citadel Army ROTC program, we commission Army Officers in either the Regular Army/Active Duty, National Guard, or the Army Reserves.