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The U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is one of the best leadership courses in the world. 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. Here at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, we commission premier leaders of character whose professionalism, ability to adapt and be flexible, intellectual and physical capabilities, and mental toughness makes them an immediate asset to lead in any of the Army’s 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.
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 which recognizes the top 8 programs nationally out of 274. UCCS was one of 16 large public institutions with gold or top 10 status. The MRB plays a vital role in UCCS earning gold level recognition for its support of the military community for the last three years by the annual Military Friendly list by Victory Media. Add to that the number of high-quality enlisted Soldiers who join our team through the Green to Gold program every year, and you have a recipe for excellence, just add effort!
Lieutenant Colonel, John Ring
Professor of Military Science
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