Commander's Welcome

Minuteman Battalion

Minuteman Battalion - Training the Army's Future LeadersOn behalf of the Provost’s Office at the University of Massachusetts, and the entire Cadre and Staff of the Department of Military Science & Leadership, I would like to welcome you to the University of Massachusetts’ Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) "Minuteman Battalion”. As current and potential members of the Minuteman Battalion, you have already taken a positive step on the road to leadership excellence by expressing an interest in our program.

The Minuteman Battalion is historic and one of the oldest ROTC programs in the nation.  The Cadre and Staff of the battalion aspire to teach, coach, mentor and develop student Cadets to become future Officers in the US Army as Second Lieutenants, who embody the Warrior Ethos and Army Values while selflessly serving our great nation.  If you find yourself striving to be a leader in the 21st Century who wants to make a difference to his family, community, and country, then we welcome you to join our ranks in the Minuteman Battalion.

There’s no commitment required to come and take the Army ROTC classes during your Freshman and Sophomore years. We encourage you to join us and gain some valuable leadership skills at the same time. However, if you’re ready to commit to a rewarding career, then an Army ROTC Scholarship may be available for you.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact a member of the Department of Military Science and Leadership or call our recruiting officer at (413) 242-8072.