George Mason University Army ROTC

George Mason University Army ROTC George Mason University Army ROTC is a premier organization for training and commissioning quality Army Officers.
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George Mason University's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program, the Patriot Battalion, is located in the heart of Northern Virginia with close proximity to Washington D.C. GMU ROTC Cadets are afforded the full benefit of being a student at Virginia's largest university with the many educational and occupational opportunities in the area while also gaining an insight to military culture and life. If a cadet has the interest to serve in the United States Army and meet the requirements for military duty, he or she can continue training to become an Officer in the United States Army. The Patriot Battalion stands as one of the most viable Senior ROTC Battalions in the Eastern Region, with distinguished achievements in Advance Camp performance, recruiting, retention, and successful commissioning of 2nd Lieutenants. Students at George Mason and University of Mary Washington can enroll in ROTC as they would any other class. First and second year Cadets receive introductory lessons on leadership development and organization, critical in any workplace environment. Third year Cadets then put their lessons into practice by leading and facilitating ROTC training events. Fourth year Cadets utilize their knowledge to plan and coordinate the training, physical fitness, and well-being of the Battalion. The daily life of a Cadet consists of PT (physical training) three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Cadets then have ROTC classes throughout the week with a Lab on Thursday for field and additional training. Each fall and spring semester, the Battalion conducts a weekend Field Training Exercise to put Cadets in a field environment and test their training. Interested Cadets may join some of Battalion clubs, such as Ranger Challenge, Drill Team, and Color Guard, all of which are helpful for increasing camaraderie. Cadets who apply themselves have the opportunity to attend summer training programs and schools such as Air Assault, Airborne, and CULP (Cultural Understanding and Language Program), a program that sends Cadets to foreign countries for an immersive cultural learning experience.

Mission: ROTC is a component part of this nation’s defense system. The primary mission of ROTC is to recruit and train selected individuals to provide well educated, commissioned officers in sufficient numbers to meet the Army’s needs. Every war has shown the necessity for having a large number of trained officers available at the outbreak, to train newly activated units and to bring existing units up to strength. This is how ROTC fits into the defense picture; by providing an annual supply of officers for the active forces and creating a pool of trained officers for the reserves. ROTC currently provides approximately 75% of all officers on active duty. The remainders come from the United States Military Academy (West Point) or through Officer Candidate Schools (OCS).

HERO WOD (Workout of the Day)Dedicated to U.S. Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier, 31, of Charlotte, NC (USA) a combat infantryman ...
05/01/2020

HERO WOD (Workout of the Day)

Dedicated to U.S. Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier, 31, of Charlotte, NC (USA) a combat infantryman with the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, at Fort Bragg. He died Sept. 29, 2007, of wounds sustained while on a ground patrol in Afghanistan.

The previous April, Tellier’s unit was conducting a mounted patrol when one of its vehicles drove over and detonated a bomb, which set the vehicle on fire, according to a statement from the 82nd Airborne.

Tellier pulled two paratroopers out of the vehicle to safety, suffering severe burns to his hands. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with valor for his actions.

After he was burned, Tellier jumped up in the turret to return fire, said Sgt. Michael Layton, a member of Tellier’s unit. A lieutenant made Tellier get out of the vehicle because of his injuries, Layton said.

“Zachary Tellier has to be the biggest hero I’ve ever known or heard of, not just because of what he did, but because of his personality,” Layton said. “He came in the Army because he wanted to be around soldiers and serve his country, and he paid the ultimate sacrifice.”

Tellier is survived by his wife, Sara Tellier of Atlanta, Ga.; his father, David W. Tellier of Groton, Mass.; and his mother, Pamela Rodriguez, of Falmouth, Mass.

04/22/2020

Complete this CHIPPER WORKOUT and let us know how you did!

04/12/2020
CSM Challenge

Can't get to the gym? We have a challenge for you! We challenge you to complete this CSM challenge and post your times in the comment section. NO CHEATING! Good luck!!

10 Burpees
20 Flutter kicks (4 count)
30 second 6 inch hold
40 push ups
50 alt jump lunges
60 second front plank
50 air squats
40 diamond push ups
30 mountain climbers (4 count)
20 leg lifts
10 burpees
60 second side plank, left side
10 burpees
20 flutter kicks (4 count)
30 second 6 inch hold
40 push ups
50 alt jump lunges
60 second side plank, right side
50 air squats
40 diamond push ups
30 mountain climbers (4 count)
20 leg lifts
10 burpees
60 second front plank

04/08/2020

How have you been staying fit while indoors? Send us your workout ideas so we can share other ways to stay fit!

‪A handful of cadets traveled to Indiana this weekend to participate in the Norwegian Foot March (18.6 miles) Way to go ...
11/03/2019

‪A handful of cadets traveled to Indiana this weekend to participate in the Norwegian Foot March (18.6 miles) Way to go Patriots! #PatriotsLeadTheWay ‬

Another Halloween PT in the books for the Patriot Battalion. Another intense year of capture the pumpkin 🎃💀👻 #happyhallo...
10/30/2019

Another Halloween PT in the books for the Patriot Battalion. Another intense year of capture the pumpkin 🎃💀👻 #happyhalloween #patriotsleadtheway

This past weekend we conducted our Fall FTX. Complete with landnav, PLT Ops (3s) and squad level STX lanes (1/2s). #Patr...
10/29/2019

This past weekend we conducted our Fall FTX. Complete with landnav, PLT Ops (3s) and squad level STX lanes (1/2s). #PatriotsLeadTheWay

Week 7: Cadets conducted Squad Level lanes during lab and wrapped the week up with a 6 mile ruck.
10/11/2019

Week 7: Cadets conducted Squad Level lanes during lab and wrapped the week up with a 6 mile ruck.

Big thank you to John Wood from 29 Diner for coming out to our PT session Friday morning and presenting us with a genero...
09/21/2019

Big thank you to John Wood from 29 Diner for coming out to our PT session Friday morning and presenting us with a generous donation!

09/13/2019

Today cadets had the opportunity to participate in an ACFT familiarization session at Fort Belvoir.

Lab 3: Today cadets tested their land navigation skills by conducting a practical exercise in the woods. #PatriotsLeadTh...
09/12/2019

Lab 3: Today cadets tested their land navigation skills by conducting a practical exercise in the woods. #PatriotsLeadTheWay

Congratulations to 2LT Tyler Horne on commissioning as an Active Duty Military Police Officer. 2LT Horne will report to ...
09/09/2019

Congratulations to 2LT Tyler Horne on commissioning as an Active Duty Military Police Officer. 2LT Horne will report to Fort Leonard Wood with a follow on assignment to Hawaii. The Patriot Battalion wishes him the best of luck on the challenging endeavors ahead. #PatriotsLeadTheWay

GMU cadets volunteer with John Wood at 29 Diner to help raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. #feedavetsavea...
09/08/2019

GMU cadets volunteer with John Wood at 29 Diner to help raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. #feedavetsaveavet #29Diner

Lab 2: Cadets learn the basics of land navigation in preparation for their practical exercise.
09/05/2019

Lab 2: Cadets learn the basics of land navigation in preparation for their practical exercise.

Lab 1: Today cadets are receiving training on Equal Opportunity, opportunities available within the program, and being i...
08/29/2019

Lab 1: Today cadets are receiving training on Equal Opportunity, opportunities available within the program, and being introduced to their companies. #patriotsleadtheway #gmurotc

Lab 0: Freshmen OrientationCadre members and returning cadets introduce incoming cadets to ROTC and other opportunities ...
08/23/2019

Lab 0: Freshmen Orientation

Cadre members and returning cadets introduce incoming cadets to ROTC and other opportunities within the Patriot Battalion and the ROTC program.

Congratulations to all of our newly contracted cadets as well as the new command team for the 2019 Fall semester!
05/08/2019

Congratulations to all of our newly contracted cadets as well as the new command team for the 2019 Fall semester!

Big smiles from everybody on our last two rucks before FTX (8 and a 10 miler). Cadets are ready to challenge themselves ...
03/29/2019

Big smiles from everybody on our last two rucks before FTX (8 and a 10 miler). Cadets are ready to challenge themselves on the upcoming 12 miler as well as the other challenging tasks they will do at FTX! Get ready Patriot Battalion #Traintolead #TFFTX #PLTW

03/25/2019

29 Diner contributes a check of $1,191 to GMU ROTC! It was three times more the amount earned through volunteer service. We appreciate it!

Patriot Battalion Spring 2019 February-March Newsletter
03/21/2019

Patriot Battalion Spring 2019 February-March Newsletter

Early this morning, the cadets completed an 8 mile ruck march in preparation for JFTX. With a busy week completed, the c...
03/08/2019

Early this morning, the cadets completed an 8 mile ruck march in preparation for JFTX. With a busy week completed, the cadets are excited for the start of spring break
#patriotsleadtheway #armyrotc

LAB 7 AMBUSHCadets really enjoyed today’s lab, practicing and running through a point linear ambush#PLTW
03/08/2019

LAB 7 AMBUSH
Cadets really enjoyed today’s lab, practicing and running through a point linear ambush
#PLTW

03/05/2019

Patriot Battalion rucking highlights February 2019

Lab 5 Cadets were able to work together within their platoons, rehearsing and practicing a platoon attack. Cadets really...
02/26/2019

Lab 5
Cadets were able to work together within their platoons, rehearsing and practicing a platoon attack. Cadets really enjoyed the practical portions of this lab as well as the snow
#PLTW #ArmyROTC

Today during LAB 3, cadets covered the formations and the composition of a platoon sized element. These are vital for ca...
02/08/2019

Today during LAB 3, cadets covered the formations and the composition of a platoon sized element. These are vital for cadets to learn as most of their training will revolve around platoon based operations, where teamwork and competency in tactics are a priority.

Get them while they are fresh! Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will be on sale outside the JC this Wednesday 6 FEB 2019 from 1400...
02/05/2019

Get them while they are fresh! Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will be on sale outside the JC this Wednesday 6 FEB 2019 from 1400-1700.
Singles for $1
Dozens for $10
All proceeds go back to our program!

The remaining will be sold following lab on Thursday and PT Friday.

Last week, the Patriot Battalion avoided the cold weather by having classes on AR 670-1, EO training, and the importance...
02/03/2019

Last week, the Patriot Battalion avoided the cold weather by having classes on AR 670-1, EO training, and the importance of health and fitness. In addition, they also had a PCC/PCI (pre combat check and inspection) of their TA-50 gear. #PLTW

The Patriot Battalion would like to congratulate the Fall Class of 2018 graduates on their commissioning as 2nd Lieutena...
01/26/2019

The Patriot Battalion would like to congratulate the Fall Class of 2018 graduates on their commissioning as 2nd Lieutenants earlier this month. Their leadership, presence, and willingness to give back to the organization has significantly developed the growth and leadership skills of our battalion, especially the younger MSIs and MSIIs. May they continue to have wonderful and challenging experiences ahead of them as they have just taken the first major step in their army career #armyrotc #patriotsleadtheway

30NOV2018 GMU Army ROTC Change of Command CeremonyCongratulations to all the newly contracted cadets! May you all contin...
12/08/2018

30NOV2018
GMU Army ROTC Change of Command Ceremony

Congratulations to all the newly contracted cadets! May you all continue to grow in your leadership next semester

30NOV2018
GMU Army ROTC Change of Command Ceremony

Congratulations to all the newly contracted cadets! May you all continue to grow in your leadership next semester

George Mason University Army ROTC's cover photo
12/04/2018

George Mason University Army ROTC's cover photo

Yesterday  the patriot battalion cadets were volunteering at the 3rd annual rock”n for the vets at the Veterans of Forei...
04/22/2018

Yesterday the patriot battalion cadets were volunteering at the 3rd annual rock”n for the vets at the Veterans of Foreign Wars event supporting our troops who have served before us. #PLTW

Last week during Lab, cadets were working on ambush attacks while operating in the woods. Tune in till next week! #PLTW
03/05/2018

Last week during Lab, cadets were working on ambush attacks while operating in the woods. Tune in till next week! #PLTW

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." #HappyMonday #PLT...
02/26/2018

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." #HappyMonday #PLTW

Last week during lab, The cadets were tested on what they have learned and applied it in the IM field woods with obstacl...
02/19/2018

Last week during lab, The cadets were tested on what they have learned and applied it in the IM field woods with obstacles that hinders PLT Movement. Stay tuned with us next week as the cadets continues to prepare for Joint field training exercise! #PLTW

Last week in the Patriot Battalion, the cadets had their first Army Physical Fitness Test and the Occupational Physical ...
02/19/2018

Last week in the Patriot Battalion, the cadets had their first Army Physical Fitness Test and the Occupational Physical
Assessment Test of the spring semester. #PLTW

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