Welcome to the Raider Battalion

The Raider Battalion is the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program at Shippensburg University. Located in the heart of the Shippensburg University campus, the Raider Battalion includes students from Shippensburg University, Wilson College, and Penn State Mont Alto.

Army ROTC is a leadership development program that prepares students to become officers in the United States Army. Students who complete the ROTC program are commissioned as Second Lieutenants upon graduation and go on to serve in one of fifteen career fields. Graduates of the program have options to serve on Active Duty--as a full time job--or as part-time officers in the Army Reserves or National Guard (one weekend a month plus two weeks of training each summer).

Why is Shippensburg ROTC special?

2015-2016: Shippensburg Army ROTC Cadet COLIN BRACKIN was named US Army Cadet of the Year. He was ranked #1 out of over 5300 cadets across the US. Read the Sentinel article here.

2014-2015: Shippensburg Army ROTC cadets ranked #1 out of 42 colleges in the Northeast for their performance at Leadership Development and Assessment Camp at Ft. Knox, KY.

2013-2014: Cadets earned a record $3,450,000 in full-tuition scholarships and ROTC enrollment rises to 142 cadets.

For more information please use the navigation links to the left.


Upcoming Events 

Officer-Ship Seminar
November 7, 2015
Grove Hall 101 ("Grove Forum")
For HS juniors and seniors    
Click here to register

High School Scholarship Application Deadline
January 10, 2016
Online Application at GoArmy.Com

ROTC Christmas Social
December 3, 2015
Cadets: see your platoon leaders for details

For Information:

Dr. Joseph Hasper
ROTC Enrollment Officer
Wright Hall 207

1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Telephone: 717-477-1896
Fax: 717-477-1783

Request Info Here!

Current Cadets:
For pay, contract, and travel issues contact:
Mr. Byron Stouffer
717-477-1782 BCStouffer@ship.edu
Wright Hall 206

For uniform or equipment issues contact:
Mr. Rodney Oberbroeckling
717-477-1794 RJOberbroeckling@ship.edu
Wright Hall 018

Army Links

www.army.mil - Official Homepage of the US Army

goarmy.com/rotc - Learn more about Army ROTC

Army Reserve - All about the Army Reserves

National Guard - Official website for Pennsylvania Army National Guard