University of Southern Maine Army ROTC

Be immersed in physical fitness as well as mental fitness
There are more than 40 cadets enrolled in the USM Army ROTC program, which is a satellite Company of the WildCat Battalion located at the University of New Hampshire.
As an Army ROTC cadet you will learn how to lead and how to work as part of a team.
cadets go through the flrc course
ROTC will give you friendships that last for a lifetime
Students develop, practice, and refine leadership skills by serving.
An Army officer is a generalist in practice and must be able to adapt and overcome any situation he or she may face.
cadets assault a building

Welcome to USM Army ROTC:  Graduate a Leader


Welcome to the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at USM.  With an office located at 134 School Street on the Gorham Campus, this Army ROTC satellite continues its programmatic affiliation with the University of New Hampshire.  The growth of interest and continued commitment of our Cadet Corps over the past few years has been significant and has led to an increase in the breadth of course options available to cadets on the USM campus.  This has decreased the need for USM students who are interested in ROTC to drive to the home base in New Hampshire in order to participate in the program.

News & Events

Wildcat Battalion commissions six new Second Lieutenants!
Cadet Barrows is contracted by LTC Joshua Stringer
After a Wednesday morning PT session we welcome a new Cadet to our ranks.
Honoring our Nation's Veterans
USM Army ROTC Cadets march in the 2013 Maine Veterans Day Parade.

Leader's Training Course

ROTC cadet taking notes

Leader's Training Course

There are scholars among you who aspire to achieve something even greater than a college degree. They aspire to be leaders. They are Army ROTC Cadets - and you can join them by attending the Leader's Training Course (LTC).