Welcome to the Official Site of Appalachian State University's Army ROTC! For over 40 years, Appalachian State has produced leaders of character for the United States Army. If you would like to learn more, or if you think you have what it takes, take a look at the following pages. This program will challenge you to not only become Army Strong -- but Mountaineer Strong!

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News & Announcements

ROTC Rafting

Appalachian State Mountaineer Battalion embarked on the chilly Watagua River on the 23rd of August 2014 as a part of the annual rafting trip.  The trip was focused on underclassmen that are part of the ROTC Residential Learning Community and...

August Commissioning Creates 10 New Army Officers!

BOONE—Ten students from the ROTC program at Appalachian State University ended their time as students at the university and took the first steps in becoming Army officers Aug. 8. They were commissioned as second lieutenants and took the oath of...

New Army Officers!

BOONE—Six cadets in Appalachian State University’s ROTC program transitioned from students to second lieutenants during commissioning ceremonies held on campus. Col. Michael Oeschger, a 1992 graduate of Appalachian, shared advice he has learned...

Mountain Man Memorial March

ASU ROTC 's 5 person Mountain Man Memorial March "Heavy Team" won the 7th Annual competition on 12 April. The event involved race marching over 26 miles in Army pants and boots with a 35 pound backpack. The Mountain Man Memorial March is a...

ROTC Dining Out

Appalachian State ROTC hosted their Dining Out on 5 April 2014. The event is held in order to celebrate the commissioning seniors and the accomplishments of the cadets for the year. Friends and family attend the Military Ball to watch as each senior...

Victory in the Mountains!

ASU ROTC Cadets discuss the Program for The Appalachian

Students in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps must learn to balance the stresses and rigors the military demands while working toward earning a degree for their future. Members of the ROTC discuss their time in Army ROTC while simultaneously being enrolled at Appalachian State.