Military Science

Why All For One ??

  • Over 95% of Cadets have received their first choice of component in the last four years (Active versus Reserve or National Guard)
  • 100% of Cadets have received one of their top two branch choices (career field), 96% #1 Choice!
  • Superb Relationship with the University
    • Scholar / Athlete / Leader Focused Curriculum aligned directly with the Xavier University Mission
    • Military Science Department Armory with dedicated classroom, drill floor, Gym, Logistics support space
    • Athletic Training Partnerships with the D1 Athletes of Xavier (Swim and Women's Lacrosse Teams)
  • 140 Year History of Producing Officers of Character!
  • 1500+ Alumni
  • 7 General Officers
  • 3 Olympians
  • 2 Time Best Program in the Nation
  • 7 Time Best Program in the Region / Brigade
  • 15 National Competition Championships 

What is ROTC?

The Army's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a program designed to produce officers for the United States Army. It’s available at more than 1,700 colleges and universities throughout the country and can often cover participants’ college tuition in exchange for a service commitment.

The program is designed to teach students leadership skills, military skills, and the values necessary to become officers in the U.S. military.  Once contracted a Cadet starts their journey towards becoming an Officer and by the end of their college career, as long as they maintain the mandated requirements, they will enter into the US Army a Commissioned Officer!

A Day in the Life of an ROTC student in the All For One (AFO) Battalion

What you will immediately see walking the halls of the Armory is the Family environment within the Battalion and University and the quality training the is Lead by the Battalion's Senior Cadets under the AFO Cadre's Train-the-Trainer program.  The AFO AROTC program is a rigorous program that focuses on developing the Cadet's Student, Athlete, Leader traits with an end goal of creating a quality Second Lieutenant for the US Army!  Cadets will participate in military training exercises, physical fitness routines, and leadership development activities alongside their regular academic coursework. The intensity of the training is adjusted in parallel to the Cadets University coursework.

The daily schedule of a college student participating in ROTC can vary based on the academic year they are in and the additional level of participation in the programs organizations and teams.

However, here is a general overview of what a typical day for an ROTC cadet might look like:

  • Physical Training (PT): Physical Training sessions are three times a week (M/W/F) from 0600-0730 and focus on the improvement of cardiovascular endurance, strength, and overall conditioning. Cadets engage in activities such as running, calisthenics, strength training, and obstacle courses.
  • Military Science Classes: Cadets attend military science courses that are aligned to their academic year. These classes cover topics such as leadership, tactics, military history, and military ethics. Students learn essential military knowledge and skills during these classes.
  • Leadership Labs: The weekly Leadership labs on Thursdays provide hands-on training in military skills and leadership, often involving practical exercises, drills, and teamwork. Cadets may practice navigation, weapons handling, first aid, and other essential military tasks.
  • Uniform Wear: Cadets are required to wear their ROTC uniforms on Thursdays. These are provided at no cost to the Cadet. Proper uniform wear and appearance are emphasized.
  • Academic Classes: In addition to military science courses, cadets attend regular academic classes as part of their chosen major. Time management is crucial for balancing ROTC commitments with academic coursework.
  • Leadership Positions: Cadets will have opportunities to hold leadership positions within the AFO Battalion, such as squad leader or platoon leader. Leadership roles come with responsibilities that require effective communication, decision-making, and teamwork.
  • Special Training and Events: ROTC cadets often participate in special training events and activities, such as field exercises, marksmanship training, and military simulations. These events are planned to be conducted 1-2 weekends a semester where academics will be least effected.
  • Mentorship and Advising: Cadets will have access to ROTC cadre (military instructors) who provide guidance, mentorship, and advice on academic and military matters. This helps cadets seek assistance in navigating their ROTC journey.
  • Community Service and Outreach: We emphasize community service and engagement. Cadets remain heavily involved in volunteering and outreach activities to connect with their local communities.