Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)


PMS Welcome Message

Lieutenant Colonel John Ring

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 them an immediate asset to lead in any of the Armies’ winning units.

The history of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) began in 1965 with the founding of the institution. Because of the increased possibilities for Army officers in the Colorado Springs area, UCCS applied for and was granted Host Institution status in1981. UCCS was assigned Cadre and staff in 1982 and was welcomed as partners in the Academic community. In August 1983, the UCCS ROTC Company was reorganized as cadet battalion of two cadet companies and renamed the “Mountain Ranger Battalion.” The Mountain Ranger Battalion continued partnerships with Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Christian University, Colorado Technical University and also incorporated students from five other accredited schools.

Lieutenant Colonel, John Ring
Professor of Military Science


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