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?
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
- 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.
Dr. Joseph Hasper
ROTC Enrollment Officer
Wright Hall 207
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
For pay, contract, and travel issues contact:
Mr. Byron Stouffer
Wright Hall 206
For uniform or equipment issues contact:
Mr. Rodney Oberbroeckling
Wright Hall 018