OHIO VOLUNTEER BATTALION
Teaching The Leaders Of Tomorrow
Friday Morning Training UA Cadets are being instructed on battle drills for Friday Morning Leadership Lab.
The 42nd Ohio Volunteer Battalion, “Garfield’s Own” has been providing officer leadership to the United States Army for almost 90 years. “Summit Rifles!”
The University of Akron Army ROTC program is one of the oldest and most distinguished programs of its kind, dating back to 1918. In the past 80 odd years, over 1,700 students have been commissioned into service through the Army ROTC program at the University of Akron. Today's Corps of Cadets continue in the traditions and footsteps of their predecessors as leaders in our great Army. See the Battalion History Page for more information.
Faculty and Staff
Members of the University of Akron Army ROTC Cadre are proven professionals who have demonstrated leadership excellence over 100 combined years of military leadership. The commissioned and non-commissioned officers provide high-quality, values based leadership instruction, counseling, and guidance to the cadets on a daily basis. They represent six different occupational specialties and come from extremely diverse backgrounds and experiences. This wealth of experience combines to deliver mission-focused, performance-oriented training and instruction at all education levels. The highly competent support staff within the Army ROTC department ensures outstanding administrative, logistical, and human resources support.
University of Akron Army ROTC cadets are motivated, goal oriented young men and women who are on the path to career success. Click this link to see the current Cadet Leadership in the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Battalion.
Alumni of the University of Akron Army ROTC program are key leaders at all levels of the U.S. Army, public sector organizations, and private sector corporations. Click on the Alumni Profiles link for more information.