CU Army ROTC earns top ranking

Cameron Army ROTCCameron University's Army ROTC program was recognized as the best battalion in the 12th ROTC Brigade at the recent Senior Leaders Conference in Reno, NV. The ranking is based on training and academic criteria as well as the quality and quantity of lieutenants commissioned into the U.S. Army upon graduation. The 12th ROTC Brigade consists of more than 35 schools from Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas and Wyoming. 

"Cameron's Army ROTC program consistently outperforms larger schools within the brigade, including the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Brigham Young University, University of Colorado, Texas Tech, University of New Mexico, Colorado State University, University of Arkansas, and the University of Texas," reports LTC Bill Pitts, Comanche Battalion Commander and Chair of CU's Military Science department. "This achievement reflects upon the ROTC department training program, the outstanding faculty and staff at Cameron University, and the support of the entire Lawton-Ft Sill community."

Since 2006, CU's Army ROTC program has doubled in size and is on track to commission 32 lieutenants for this academic year; more than 35 lieutenants are projected for the following year. The Comanche Battalion produces the largest number of cadets within the brigade; almost 30 percent of those cadets are selected within the top 20 percent in the nation. During the recent branching results, all but one senior received first branch selections. 

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November 11, 2008
PR#08-202