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Oregon State University Army ROTC - The Beaver Army

Oregon State University Army ROTC - The Beaver Army Celebrating 150 years of honored tradition as the "West Point of the West" This is Oregon State University Army ROTC's official page.

OSU Army ROTC continues the tradition of "The West Point of the West,” the nickname earned during World War II when the OSU Corps produced more officers than any other non-military academy in the nation. Our Army ROTC graduates continue their proud heritage of dedicated service to the nation, while our current cadets accept the challenges of the ROTC program as they prepare to be tomorrow’s leader

OSU Army ROTC continues the tradition of "The West Point of the West,” the nickname earned during World War II when the OSU Corps produced more officers than any other non-military academy in the nation. Our Army ROTC graduates continue their proud heritage of dedicated service to the nation, while our current cadets accept the challenges of the ROTC program as they prepare to be tomorrow’s leader

Operating as usual

Cadet Ranum is this week’s Cadet Spotlight. She is studying chemical engineering and branched Aviation this past week. S...
12/07/2022

Cadet Ranum is this week’s Cadet Spotlight. She is studying chemical engineering and branched Aviation this past week. She is an MSV and is a distinguished military graudate comissioning this spring.

“I was interested in OSU because of the strong engineering program here, but I ultimately chose OSU because I fell in love with the campus,” said Ranum. ”I visited the campus during the spring, and between all of the greenery and brick buildings I knew it would be a great place to spend the next few years of my life.”

Ranum is very excited to be an Army Aviator. She has been working hard the past 5 years to earn her aviation slot.

“Everything about aviation excites me. From the thrill of flying an aircraft, to the skill and work it takes to become a great pilot, I find the challenge of aviation exciting,” said Ranum. “Army Aviation supports our ground forces in so many ways it is incredible, and I cannot wait to learn more about the branch and start my training to become a pilot.”

In her free time Ranum likes to go out with friends, read, and play volleyball. She said she is excited to comission but will miss OSU. The community I have found here is what made my college experience so enjoyable. I will miss everyone when we part ways, but I cannot wait to see what everyone does in the future,” said Ranum.

12/06/2022

Although not Army, one of America’s future leaders was highlighted by OSU this week. OSU is one of the few schools to have all three programs- Army, Air Force, and Navy/MarineCorps.

Beaver Battalion’s very own Cadet Schmiedt is the number 5 Cadet in the nation! Immensely proud of her hard work these p...
12/06/2022

Beaver Battalion’s very own Cadet Schmiedt is the number 5 Cadet in the nation! Immensely proud of her hard work these past four years. This is an unbelievably difficult thing to accomplish and we are happy to see her pursuing Military Intelligence detail Field Artillery.

12/01/2022
Cadets, friends, family, and alumni. This Wednesday on the 30th of November our MSIVs and two MSVs are receiving their b...
11/28/2022

Cadets, friends, family, and alumni. This Wednesday on the 30th of November our MSIVs and two MSVs are receiving their branches. We will be livestreaming the event on Facebook and Instagram at 6:00 pm (pacific). At that time you will be able to access the stream on both of our social media pages.

Cadet McKenna is this week's spotlight. McKenna, an MSIV, is currently the Battalion S1 and is studying wildland fire ec...
11/27/2022

Cadet McKenna is this week's spotlight. McKenna, an MSIV, is currently the Battalion S1 and is studying wildland fire ecology.

"I joined ROTC out of an appreciation for those who came before me, a desire to serve my country, and as a way to pay for college," said McKenna. "I've met some of my best friends in ROTC and I am glad the Army has helped me form long lasting relationships."

McKenna would like to branch Armor, he and the other MSIVs will find out this Wednesday what branches they have been assigned.

"I've always enjoyed the history and purpose of the Armor branch. I was considering other branches, but after I rode in a tank for the first time this summer, I knew it was the branch for me," said McKenna.

McKenna said that ROTC helped him feel more confident and showed him what real leadership looks like. In his free time McKenna enjoys hiking, golfing, and going on road trips with friends.

Happy Thanksgiving Beaver Battalion. Enjoy your meal today and your friends and family. We are thankful for our Cadets a...
11/25/2022

Happy Thanksgiving Beaver Battalion. Enjoy your meal today and your friends and family. We are thankful for our Cadets and all those involved with driving our program to develop leaders.

Mission complete for our 2022 Fall FTX. Cadets conducted garrison operations, IWQ, land navigation, rappelling and more....
11/22/2022

Mission complete for our 2022 Fall FTX. Cadets conducted garrison operations, IWQ, land navigation, rappelling and more. These events tested the MSIIIs leadership as they moved their platoons from event to event and provided Cadets with training that will help them succeed at CST.

You can find more photos on our Flickr linked below.

https://www.flickr.com/people/osuarotc/

If you need one or two credits to fill your schedule take a look at the military science class (Army ROTC). You'd learn ...
11/16/2022

If you need one or two credits to fill your schedule take a look at the military science class (Army ROTC). You'd learn about leadership and how the Army operates right here at Oregon State University. Taking this class doesn't obligate you to any kind of military service and instead lets you see how ROTC works and gives you a chance to grow as a leader.

You can take our MS130 class and train with us at PT in the morning. Our MS130 class will fulfill a BAC CORE PE requirement and it'll get you fit.

Check out https://arotc.oregonstate.edu/ for more information.

MS 112: 1 credit - CRN: 36558 or 31840
MS 130: 1 credit - CRN: 31974
MS 212 2 credits - CRN: 37328 or 30322

This past Veteran's Day weekend, Beaver Battalion had the opportunity to unfurl the American Flag in Reser stadium befor...
11/15/2022

This past Veteran's Day weekend, Beaver Battalion had the opportunity to unfurl the American Flag in Reser stadium before the Beavers crushed the Golden Bears, 38 to 10.

Our color guard team also had the honor of carrying the colors in the Linn County Veteran's Day Parade. Linn County hosts the largest Veteran's day parade west of the Mississippi.

Beaver Battalion got out to Dunn Forest this week to develop land navigation skills. This course tested Cadet's ability ...
11/14/2022

Beaver Battalion got out to Dunn Forest this week to develop land navigation skills. This course tested Cadet's ability to dead reckon and keep track of pace count while conquering black berry bushes and hilly terrain. Training like this prepares Cadets for the land navigation course they will go through at Fort Knox after their MSIII year.

Cadet Hughes is in the spotlight this week. He is a sophomore studying mechanical engineering with a minor in aerospace ...
11/13/2022

Cadet Hughes is in the spotlight this week. He is a sophomore studying mechanical engineering with a minor in aerospace engineering. Hughes contracted last spring when his three year scholarship was bumped up to three and a half years.

"One thing about OSU ROTC is they never settle for just good enough," said Hughes. "No matter the situation everyone strives to be the best they can be."

Hughes has been part of the color guard team since his freshmen year and was interested in being a face for the program. He enjoyed doing color guard for the Blazer's game last year. After much hard work, he became the team captain this year.

Hughes is not just part of our color guard team but our ranger challenge team as well. Hughes was one of the Cadets that helped OSU earn a spot at the Brigade competition at Task Force West last month.

Hughes says "teamwork plays a massive role in our success and was what allowed us to move onto the next competition this year."

Hughes is currently still deciding which branch he likes best but is currently most interested in the Infantry and Corps of Engineers. "My dad was enlisted Infantry so there's some bias. I like Engineers because who doesn't like blowing stuff up," said Hughes.

Our College of Liberal Arts - Oregon State University highlighted CDT Schmiedt as a future Veteran and #5 Cadet in the n...
11/11/2022

Our College of Liberal Arts - Oregon State University highlighted CDT Schmiedt as a future Veteran and #5 Cadet in the nation. She is also a part of the College of Engineering - Oregon State University. Great job!

On Veterans Day, we celebrate the accomplishments of future veteran Sophia Schmiedt. Now in her fourth year at OSU and on track to graduate in June 2023, Schmeidt is also one of the top five Reserves Officers Training Corps (ROTC) cadets in the nation, and will soon receive not only her Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, but also a B.S. degree in economics.

The rank is not just a bragging right, though. These ranks will heavily influence the jobs of the ROTC cadets after graduation. Schmiedt is hoping to be an officer in a field artillery unit, specifically at the duty station Fort Campbell, which is near Nashville, Tennessee.

Read more about Sophia here: https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/spp/econ/5-cadet-nation-sophia-schmiedt-benefits-rotc-and-economics-osu

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This week Cadets went to the Corvallis Armory and got to practice their marksmanship on the smokeless range and learn ho...
11/07/2022

This week Cadets went to the Corvallis Armory and got to practice their marksmanship on the smokeless range and learn how to assemble and disassemble the M240 and the M249. Cadets also got hands on time with NVGs and the SINCGARS radio.

Cadet Walker is this week's spotlight. He is an MS1 studying mechanical and manufacturing engineering. “I love being abl...
11/06/2022

Cadet Walker is this week's spotlight. He is an MS1 studying mechanical and manufacturing engineering. “I love being able to use science to make physical objects that are usable and serve a purpose,” said Walker. “The biggest project I’ve done is my front bumper and subwoofer box.”

Walker gained a lot of his skills with vehicles through the National Guard. He is a wheeled vehicle mechanic (91B) with the 141st Brigade Support Battalion. He enjoys the National Guard and will commission into it after he graduates. “I have a lot of career goals with my degree after college,” said Walker. “I want to work in motorsports or aerospace ideally, my dream job would be working at Vermont Sports Car.” He would like to commission into the Corps of Engineers.

Walker enjoys the diversity and size of the Beaver Battalion. Right now his hobbies include cars but he also enjoys watching and volunteering for races. “I also attend Baja club meetings, and plan to do my capstone for Baja during my senior year.”


Had joint Halloween PT today with Airforce ROTC. They took first in the costume competition with their minions super gro...
10/31/2022

Had joint Halloween PT today with Airforce ROTC. They took first in the costume competition with their minions super group.

Dodgeball was fun as usual and it was great to see all the creativity in the costumes. Happy Halloween Beaver Battalion.

Week 5 is complete! This week Beaver Battalion got out to camp Najaf and ran through squad assault. MS3s got to develop ...
10/31/2022

Week 5 is complete! This week Beaver Battalion got out to camp Najaf and ran through squad assault. MS3s got to develop their squad and team based leadership while learning about battle drill 1.

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10/30/2022
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Cadet Wallace is this week's spotlight. She is an MSIV from Portland and is studying biohealth sciences, she would like ...
10/30/2022

Cadet Wallace is this week's spotlight. She is an MSIV from Portland and is studying biohealth sciences, she would like to branch Medical Services and will find out 30NOV.

"I joined ROTC because I thought it would give me a lot of opportunities once I graduate and it's a good way to meet new people when at a really big school like Oregon State," said Wallace. "I like how close I've gotten with people in my class and that it is really a community of people and staff I can rely on."

Wallace wants to join the Medical Services Corps to pursue her interest in medicine and science. "I have always wanted to help people with my career and I think this would be the best route for me," said Wallace.

In her free time she likes to go swimming, read a good book, and spend time with friends and family. "I'm looking forward to seeing how the real Army works and travelling," said Wallace. "I'm going to miss Oregon's weather and my home since I'm from Portland."

When I see these photos one word comes to mind- teamwork. A cadet shining a light for another, a cadet checking another’...
10/28/2022

When I see these photos one word comes to mind- teamwork. A cadet shining a light for another, a cadet checking another’s gear, multiple hands lifting a 40lb water can over an obstacle. Teamwork.

What do you see?

Recently CDT Harding got to shadow Alpha Troop 1-82 Cav at Camp Najaf. The unit conducted dismounted zone and area recon...
10/26/2022

Recently CDT Harding got to shadow Alpha Troop 1-82 Cav at Camp Najaf. The unit conducted dismounted zone and area reconnaissance lanes. The lanes were run very similarly to how Beaver Battalion runs Thursday labs. “1-82 Cav will continue to invite interested cadets to our field training exercises to introduce them to what the Armor branch has in store,” said Lieutenant Breving an Oregon State University Army ROTC alum who branched armor last year.

Here are some action shots of our Ranger Challenge team during Task Force West. They placed second out of nine teams and...
10/25/2022

Here are some action shots of our Ranger Challenge team during Task Force West. They placed second out of nine teams and are now headed to the Brigade competition in January.

You can find more photos on our Flickr which is linked below.
https://www.flickr.com/people/osuarotc/

Beaver Battalion’s Ranger Challenge team came in second place out of nine teams at Task Force West this weekend. The tea...
10/23/2022

Beaver Battalion’s Ranger Challenge team came in second place out of nine teams at Task Force West this weekend. The team demonstrated fitness, teamwork, mental agility and a strong will through out the competition on Friday and Saturday. The team will now move onto the Brigade competition in January where they will compete for a slot at Sandhurst. Ready for all, surrender to none!

Cadet Stockebrand is this week’s Cadet Spotlight. Stockebrand is studying dietetics and would like to branch Medical Ser...
10/22/2022

Cadet Stockebrand is this week’s Cadet Spotlight. Stockebrand is studying dietetics and would like to branch Medical Services upon comissioning to become a dietician. She is planning on joining the National Guard.

“I joined ROTC because I knew they would support me in my future goals and help guide me to success,” said Stockebrand. “My favorite part about ROTC has been the relationships I have built with other cadets. The Beaver Battalion has been like a second family.”

In her free time, Stockebrand likes to go paddleboarding, hike, and spend time with friends and family. Over the summer she earned her phlebotomy training certificate.

Beaver Battalion finished week 3 with patrol base operations. MSIIIs set up their first patrol base and objective rally ...
10/17/2022

Beaver Battalion finished week 3 with patrol base operations. MSIIIs set up their first patrol base and objective rally point along with learning about the OPORD and terrain model process from MSIVs.

This week's spotlight is Cadet Garcia. Garcia is an MSII studying electrical and computer engineering. He has been in th...
10/15/2022

This week's spotlight is Cadet Garcia. Garcia is an MSII studying electrical and computer engineering. He has been in the National Guard since 2020. "I wanted to go to school, but not during lockdown so I decided I would spend the pandemic in training and go to school once things cooled down," said Garcia. When he joined the Signal Corps as a 25S he realized he liked working with electrical and computer hardware. He would like to branch Signal or Cyber upon graduating. Garcia said his favorite part of ROTC is getting into the field along with the supportive community in the Beaver Battalion.

In his free time Garcia likes to dance. As a kid Garcia got into Ballet Folklórico, and is interested in learning about a variety of other dances. Besides dancing, Garcia also enjoys video games. "Video games have been a nice way of connecting with many of my friends of the years, near or far," said Garcia.

This Fitness Friday Cadets got out to ruck around campus and headed towards duck pond before the sun was up.
10/14/2022

This Fitness Friday Cadets got out to ruck around campus and headed towards duck pond before the sun was up.

Beaver Battalion wrapped up this week with land navigation at Camp Najaf. Cadets got to hone their skills with map and c...
10/10/2022

Beaver Battalion wrapped up this week with land navigation at Camp Najaf. Cadets got to hone their skills with map and compass based navigation. The MSI class worked with Master Sergeant Hyde to learn the basics of shooting azimuths and using a protractor to calculate the distance between two points.

Cadet Simon is this week's CDT Spotlight. Simon is an MSI that just contracted. He joined ROTC to pursue his dream of be...
10/08/2022

Cadet Simon is this week's CDT Spotlight. Simon is an MSI that just contracted. He joined ROTC to pursue his dream of becoming a Chaplain so he can help soldiers with their spiritual needs. Simon said joining the National Guard before ROTC provided him with the basic experience he can later use to connect with his soldiers.

Simon is studying psychology and would like to use his knowledge to promote mental health. "I whole heartedly believe that people in the military are trained to be tough and sometimes put their
own mental health on the back burner," said Simon. "I would like to change that, so our whole military can grow stronger."

In his free time CDT Simon likes to lift weights, hunts, and rides his motorcycle. He rides a Ninja 300.

Week One is complete! Beaver Battalion held the Fall Term awards ceremony and MSIII's taught the underclassmen how to em...
10/02/2022

Week One is complete! Beaver Battalion held the Fall Term awards ceremony and MSIII's taught the underclassmen how to employ IMTs (individual movement techniques).

Cadet Spotlight:CDT Hiatt is an MSIV studying geography and is a recipient of the minute man scholarship. By studying at...
10/01/2022

Cadet Spotlight:

CDT Hiatt is an MSIV studying geography and is a recipient of the minute man scholarship. By studying at Oregon State he learned about geopolitics and land planning. He enjoys the family culture that we create at the Beaver Battalion and has been on the Ranger Challenge team since his MSI year. CDT Hiatt chose to join the National Guard and ROTC because he always wanted to serve his country and get a higher education. Over the summer when school isn't in session Hiatt does excavation work.

Over the summer he attended Mountain Warfare School in Alaska. He said the hardest part was the Grassy Knoll ruck. His favorite part of Mountain Warfare was learning how to navigate glaciers in rope teams.

Beaver Battalion nailed the first ACFT of the 22-23 school year today.
09/30/2022

Beaver Battalion nailed the first ACFT of the 22-23 school year today.

Last week the Beaver Battalion resumed regular operations for the year. Cadets helped move in Freshmen to Finley Hall an...
09/29/2022

Last week the Beaver Battalion resumed regular operations for the year. Cadets helped move in Freshmen to Finley Hall and new Cadets received their start of the year brief to learn about the opportunities in Army ROTC. MSIVs also showed the new Freshmen how to perform PRTs.

With the close of the summer, Beaver Battalion commissioned three more leaders. Second Lieutenants Bohatch and Duyck com...
09/24/2022

With the close of the summer, Beaver Battalion commissioned three more leaders. Second Lieutenants Bohatch and Duyck commissioned into Field Artillery and Lieutenant Lubay will be serving with the Army Transportation Corps.

09/21/2022
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Welcome back to our returning students, and welcome to all of our new students!

If you are interested in developing yourself as a leader, Military Science (Army ROTC) courses can be taken by any OSU student without incurring any commitment. Register now!

Oregon State University ROTC alum Lieutenant Chen and rising Junior, Cadet Senn graduated from Airborne school last Frid...
09/12/2022

Oregon State University ROTC alum Lieutenant Chen and rising Junior, Cadet Senn graduated from Airborne school last Friday. Lieutenant Chen is now Ranger and Airborne qualified and Cadet Senn has an Air Assault and Airborne double stack. Go Beavs!

Beavers from 10th Regiment graduated today. Only 11th to go and CST 2022 will be wrapped up. Cadets McKenna, Wallace, Ke...
08/13/2022

Beavers from 10th Regiment graduated today. Only 11th to go and CST 2022 will be wrapped up. Cadets McKenna, Wallace, Keys, and Sanchez are now headed into their MS4 year.

On a crystal blue morning, 9th Regiment graduated after proving themselves in the crucible that is Advanced Camp. CDTs J...
08/08/2022

On a crystal blue morning, 9th Regiment graduated after proving themselves in the crucible that is Advanced Camp. CDTs Johnson, Ogino, and Ransom demonstrated their expertise and resiliency. If you ever get a chance, ask CDTs Johnson and Ransom how quickly a Kentucky downpour can come in. Great job, and go dry out back in Oregon! That sounds backwards…

Today, CDT Janetsky and 3rd Regiment of Basic Camp graduated at Ft. Knox. Not only was he the top shooter in his company...
08/06/2022

Today, CDT Janetsky and 3rd Regiment of Basic Camp graduated at Ft. Knox. Not only was he the top shooter in his company, he was also selected as the guidon bearer- a position that he maintained throughout the entire cycle. For those of you that have had that honor, you know how easy it is to lose it. Great job, and congratulations!

Congratulations PFC Rusth! We can’t wait to see you in the fall
07/31/2022

Congratulations PFC Rusth! We can’t wait to see you in the fall

🚨SCHOLARSHIP ALERT🚨

Klamath Union High school graduate Addison Rusth is a recipient of the Army National Guard Minuteman Scholarship!

In addition to his 100% In-State Tuition, GI Bill Kicker ($200/month), $1,000 book stipend, and $20,000 enlistment bonus just for being in the Guard he will also receive:

$10,000/year room and board
$420/month ROTC Stipend
and an additional $1,200/year book stipend.

Roughly his total benefits for the next 4 years will total $146,363!!! 💥 🤯

He will commission into the Army National Guard when he completes his bachelors degree in Computer Science. Proud of this young Soldier!

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Great Page to see how our future leaders are being guided and mentored. Also, a great place to ask open questions that might help others?
This looks like such a supportive community! I love seeing all the photos and inspiring articles shared on this page! I thought I might make a contribution of my own by sharing a documentary I saw recently and found really inspiring. The film is called Above the Best and it chronicles the incredible missions made by Army aviators to help their fellow soldiers fighting on the ground in Afghanistan. I really enjoyed the interviews shared in this film and getting to witness the honest and genuine perspectives of these heroes. I'd highly recommend! You can watch the film on iTunes or Amazon if you're interested.
The race between CDT Flores and SFC Spangler!
Were there any photos taken from the commissioning ceremony in June that we could see? Perhaps I missed them. Thank you. :)
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