PMS Welcome Message
The U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is one of the best leadership courses in the world. Here at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, we commission premier leaders of character whose: professionalism, intellectual and physical capabilities; ability to adapt and be flexible; and mental toughness makes the m an immediate asset to lead in the any of the Armies’ winning units.
The Mountain Ranger Battalion (MRB) partners with Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Christian University, and Colorado Technical University, as well as incorporating students from five other accredited schools. From UCCS’ 550-acre campus nestled into the Rocky Mountain Front Range, the Mountain Ranger Battalion cadets continue to excel and set the standards for ROTC programs across the nation.
During each of the last three years, over 45 percent of our cadets have graduated with academic honors. At Advanced Camp in 2018, 72 percent of our rising seniors were rated as Outstanding or Excellent. Our top-notch cadet lab and field training facilities are rivaled by few ROTC programs across the country. The Mountain Rangers participate yearly in the national Bataan Memorial Death March, the regional Ranger Challenge competition, and support various local community events.
The Mountain Rangers are also three-time winners of the MacArthur Award recognizes the top 8 programs nationally out of 274. The MRB plays a vital role in UCCS’ earned gold level recognition for its support of the military community for the last three years by the annual Military Friendly list by Victory Media. UCCS was one of 16 large public institutions with gold or top 10 status. Add to that the number of high quality enlisted soldiers who join our program through Green to Gold every year, and you have a recipe for excellence, just add effort!
Lieutenant Colonel, John Ring
Professor of Military Science
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