School of Mines maintains a unit of the senior division of the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). The unit was established in 1950 and is administered by commissioned and noncommissioned officers of the United States Army nominated by the Department of the Army and approved by the president of the school. The ROTC program is open to both men and women. MSL courses complement any course of study providing leadership training unavailable anywhere else on campus. Participation in the ROTC Basic Course incurs no military obligation.
Laudable achievements by the ROTC corps of cadets includes: three-time consecutive first place finishes in varsity Ranger Challenge team competition, first-time occurrence of two competing teams in 2003, individual cadet accomplishment of #13 / 4890 on national order of merit listing and team / individual competition at Bataan Memorial Death March.
Department: Military Science