About the Trojan Battalion at
the University of Southern California

Our Mission Statement

Our mission as student leaders at University of Southern California is to provide cadets the necessary skills and leadership training to become officers in the United States Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard, to develop the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army, and to motivate young people to become better citizens.

Army ROTC is Leadership

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country. It is an Army leadership and field training program that runs during your normal school schedule. It trains you how to lead and conduct missions as a future officer in the Army. When you graduate, you will earn your commission and gold bar of a Second Lieutenant. It is the best way to get a feel for the Army and still lead a normal college life.

Student First, Cadet Second

The USC Army ROTC Program is comprised of cadets that come from varying backgrounds but come together to train in order become future leaders of the United States Army. Cadets work together as a cohesive team, exhibit camaraderie, and act as a professional organization. While they are USC students, their qualities as a leader that they learn in ROTC are demonstrated in their everyday life activities and distinguishes them from the rest of their peers.