RED DIAMOND BATTALION
Teaching The Leaders Of Tomorrow
Temple University each fall sends a team to the Ranger Challenge competition, consisting of 11 highly motivated Cadets who will compete against other Universities to test their aquired skills and knowledge, while placing them under additional stress. This competition, while testing knowledge, skills and fitness, builds price, time and stress management within the Cadets.
Throughout the semester, Cadets will carry out many civil service projects, including supporting the Variety Club. Cadets will participate in formal functions, instilling the necessary professional skills that employers value.
During the semester, Cadets will learn personal skill sets including swimming, time management, financial planning and conflict resolution.
The ROTC Program at Temple University was activated as a Medical Corps unit at the medical school in August of 1947 and added a Transportation Corps unit in 1948. In September 1954, the Transportation Corps unit was redesignated as a General Military Science unit, opening the full field of commissions in other than the professional graduate field to its graduates. Temple University has commissioned a total of 1055 officers to date during its 56 years of service to the nation.
Faculty and Staff
Temple ROTC values the success of our Cadets and seeks only the best instructors for Cadet instruction. We currently have instructors from both Reserve and Active Duty employment, providing Cadets knowledge on both military and civilian skill sets.
Many of our instructors have served in several commands, both Stateside and Overseas. These experiences allow Temple ROTC to instill cultural awareness and civil service that make fine future leaders of America.
We have many students enrolled into ROTC of various ages, backgrounds, majors and experiences. Some have served numerous tours overseas, several are stellar athletes, a few budding artists and several students who enjoy the outdoors. We would like to provide you the opportunity to see that many of our students are able to continue to live average student lives outside of ROTC and while this program teaches them to become professional and confident leaders, they do not have to sacrifice their pleasures of life.
We like to never forget those who are with us but it is additionally important to remember those who have served and are still serving. Here we give you the opportunity to see some of our previous Cadets and learn about them. While many have gone Active Duty and are serving either overseas or at a military installation stateside, there are several serving in the National Guard or Reserve Forces. Their current Officer Branch and Duty Location, as well as any changes since they graduated have been provided to give you an idea of how military life is after ROTC.