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Welcome to the Raider Battalion

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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).

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What makes Shippensburg ROTC special?

2016-2017: ROTC/Veterans Living Learning Community opens in Kieffer Hall. Not required, but an option for ROTC cadets, a living/learning community is a group of students who live on the same floor and share common academic or social interests. In your LLC, you'll build new relationships with other students, faculty, and staff, while concentrating on your personal passions. In your LLC, you'll also enjoy benefits such as simplified scheduling, living in suite-style housing custom designed for LLCs, and the ability to choose your roommates.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Suite-style living in Kieffer Hall, located near the ROTC office in Wright Hall ROTCVeterans200X150
  • Lounge reserved specifically for your LLC use
  • Staff and faculty mentors to provide support and resources
  • Instant connection with fellow hallmates
  • Events and programs geared towards your interests
  • Supportive environment to encourage you to achieve your goals

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.

  • Seven Shippensburg cadets were selected for prestigious overseas summer tours in the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program.

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 

Cadet For A Day Program
April 21, 2016
8am - 4pm
HS juniors and seniors: spend a day on campus with our cadets
and experience college ROTC first-hand.

Click here to register

ROTC/PA National Guard Demonstration
April 21, 2016
2:00-3:30 pm on the Practice Fields
Watch our cadets conduct a field training exercise
and see military helicopters and vehicles up close

Also try the rock climbing wall at the CUB and check
out our displays in the CUB Main Gallery

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