The Go Gold Battalion has a proud unit history, beginning at Vanderbilt in 1947 with a small Medical Corps unit for medical school students. It has since expanded into a program to train, develop, and commission officers of all branches into the United States Army.
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is a challenging series of college electives which teach leadership and management skills. The program prepares both men and women for responsibilities as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard upon graduation.
As part of the Gold Go Battalion, cadets have a normal college experience as well as participate in ROTC classes, leadership labs, field training, and physical training. Other training activities include: Airborne School, Air Assault School, Mountain Warfare School, Northern Warfare School, CTLT, along with various internship opportunities. Go Gold cadets also have the opportunity to travel abroad during the summer through the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) program and/or study a strategic language at different universities across the country.
Army ROTC is one of the smartest college courses you can take. It offers opportunities and challenges that can put you on the fast track to success in life. You'll develop the confidence, self-esteem, motivation and leadership skills you'll need regardless of your career plans. The qualities that ROTC training instills will be vital to a productive and rewarding future.