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. 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 Unite

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 Unite

Operating as usual

08/22/2021
This week the Patriot Batallion conducted their first APFT of the semester. They also fined tuned their recon training s...
03/05/2021

This week the Patriot Batallion conducted their first APFT of the semester. They also fined tuned their recon training skills during lab. The week ended with a chilly 9-mile ruck to prepare the MSIIIs for the upcoming FTX. Great job Patriots, keep up the good work!

Inclement weather doesn’t stop the patriot battalion from being able to conduct their training. With the help of the MSI...
02/19/2021

Inclement weather doesn’t stop the patriot battalion from being able to conduct their training. With the help of the MSIVs that pivoted rapidly to adjust, virtual lab was a success.

Lab 3 was focused on fine tuning our MS3s on their Raid tactics and our MS1/2s on their land navigation skills. #GoPatri...
02/14/2021

Lab 3 was focused on fine tuning our MS3s on their Raid tactics and our MS1/2s on their land navigation skills. #GoPatriots

A little snow doesn’t stop the Patriots from training!
02/06/2021

A little snow doesn’t stop the Patriots from training!

Welcome back Patriots! Way to kick off the beginning of the semester! Keep it up!
01/27/2021

Welcome back Patriots! Way to kick off the beginning of the semester! Keep it up!

Happy New Year Patriots! Check out a message from c/CSM Moore and let’s congratulate our new Second Lieutenants!
01/04/2021

Happy New Year Patriots! Check out a message from c/CSM Moore and let’s congratulate our new Second Lieutenants!

Congratulations to 2LT Diggs, 2LT Gray, and 2LT Fokue as they commissioned in the United States Army today at George Mas...
12/19/2020

Congratulations to 2LT Diggs, 2LT Gray, and 2LT Fokue as they commissioned in the United States Army today at George Mason University!

12/19/2020

GMU ROTC Fall 2020 Commissioning Ceremony

After a long and challenging semester, Patriot Battalion has concluded its activities for Fall 2020.  No one knew how th...
11/25/2020

After a long and challenging semester, Patriot Battalion has concluded its activities for Fall 2020. No one knew how the semester would play out because of the unpredictable circumstances that could arise. Regardless, Patriot Battalion cadets proved to have tremendous potential as future Army Second Lieutenants because of their adaptability, determination, and motivation to show excellence no matter the situation. To award their efforts, we recognized 6 Cadets for our Summer 2020 100 Mile Ruck Challenge, 7 cadets for their high volunteering hours, 15 newly Contracted Cadets, and the new Cadet of the Year, Cadet Figueroa-Badel, and Cadet of the semester, Cadet Coffey. We also had this ceremony to mark the new change of battalion command for the Spring 2020 semester. Former Battalion Commander Cadet Osinaga has handed off the Patriot battalion flag to our new commander, Cadet Chung. Cadet Osinaga has done a phenomenal job leading and representing us in face of challenging times, and we wish all the best for Cadet Chung in the upcoming semester.

Congratulations to all the cadets of Patriot Battalion for a great semester! Patriots Lead the Way!

🔥🔥Cadet of the Year🔥🔥:

Cadet Figueroa-Badel

🔥Cadet of the Fall 2020 Semester🔥:

Cadet Coffey

Newly Contracted Cadets:

Cadet Antic

Cadet Borresson

Cadet Burns

Cadet Chapman

Cadet Charlton

Cadet Figueroa-Badel

Cadrt French

Cadet Gannon

Cadet Gottert

Cadet Roane

Cadet Rodger

Cadet Rubi

Cadet Rodriguez

Cadet Soll

Cadet Swan

100 Mile Ruck Challenge:

Cadet Charlton

Cadet Jozefczyk

Cadet Khalsa

Cadet Mazel

Cadet Renfro

Cadet Swan

High Volunteer Hour Cadets:

Cadet Bakonyi (51.7 hours)

Cadet Khalsa (69 hours)

Cadet Nephew (35.7 hours)

Cadet Renfro (51 hours)

Cadet Rodriguez (53 hours)

Cadet Rubi (66 hours)

Cadet Swan (53 hours)

For the few and the proud, from the many and the thankful, words cannot adequately express our profound gratitude for yo...
11/11/2020

For the few and the proud, from the many and the thankful, words cannot adequately express our profound gratitude for your service and dedication to our freedoms. Patriot Battalion wants to take a moment to thank all the men and women who have served our country, and to those who still do. There are few people willing to take on the sacrifice for the protection of our values, our way of life, our Constitution, and our citizens. If you see or know or a veteran, please take a moment to thank them and show your appreciation for their service to this nation. #army #cadetlife #armystrong #armyveteran #ArmyROTC #ROTC

For the few and the proud, from the many and the thankful, words cannot adequately express our profound gratitude for your service and dedication to our freedoms. Patriot Battalion wants to take a moment to thank all the men and women who have served our country, and to those who still do. There are few people willing to take on the sacrifice for the protection of our values, our way of life, our Constitution, and our citizens. If you see or know or a veteran, please take a moment to thank them and show your appreciation for their service to this nation. #army #cadetlife #armystrong #armyveteran #ArmyROTC #ROTC

After a weekend of determination and hard work, Patriot Battalion has concluded the Fall FTX. Not letting the rain stop ...
10/28/2020

After a weekend of determination and hard work, Patriot Battalion has concluded the Fall FTX. Not letting the rain stop them, MSI’s and MSII’s conducted day and night land navigation, Expert Infantry Badge tasks, and squad training exercises. MSIII’s trained on platoon level tactics in preparation for next semester’s FTX and advanced camp next summer. We want to recognize everyone from MSI’s to Cadre for the hard work and dedication shown in planning the FTX and conducting it. We are thankful to have phenomenal group of people who are extremely driven to succeed. Go Patriots!

#Army #ROTC #ROTCDays #armystrong #ArmyCareers #cadetlife

Patriot Battalion wants to give the Warsocki brothers a big shoutout on the phenomenal terrain model they made.  They we...
10/27/2020

Patriot Battalion wants to give the Warsocki brothers a big shoutout on the phenomenal terrain model they made. They went out of their own way to not only create an item that we used to help brief our Fall FTX, but for something future cadets can use. This sets a legacy of what it means to go above and beyond the standard and how everyone must strive to contribute to the betterment of an organization. Patriot Battalion thanks you both, Cadets Timothy and Benjamin Warsocki, keep leading the way!

U.S. Army Cadet Command (ROTC)

For last week’s lab, Patriot Battalion focused on the Ambush Tactic. MSI’s and MSII’s learned squad ambush, while MSIII’...
10/18/2020

For last week’s lab, Patriot Battalion focused on the Ambush Tactic. MSI’s and MSII’s learned squad ambush, while MSIII’s learned platoon ambush! These were led by our Patriot Battalion Cadre, in order to ensure they run through the motions correctly and to give them practice before they are evaluated. The new knowledge they have will assist them at our FTX, Advanced Camp, and as future 2nd Lieutenants!

Today for Pet of the Week, we introduce you to Cadet Honig’s Dog, Jane! She’s half S**z Tsu and half Bichon. She loves g...
10/16/2020

Today for Pet of the Week, we introduce you to Cadet Honig’s Dog, Jane!

She’s half S**z Tsu and half Bichon. She loves going on walks, loves running around the house, watching tv, and riding in cars! Jane is extremely active despite her old age, because she understands the importance of exercise no matter how old or young you are! I wonder what her ACFT score would be?

Anyways, she also loves going on big adventures and is never afraid to get dirty. Sounds like she would have a fun time at our upcoming Field Training Exercise!

Instead of yelling bang bang, cadets finally got to go pew pew.  This weekend, Patriot Battalion, along with Hoya and Bi...
10/05/2020

Instead of yelling bang bang, cadets finally got to go pew pew. This weekend, Patriot Battalion, along with Hoya and Bison Battalion, conducted a range qualification in order to meet the requirements of OAL. Along with the range, cadets learned how to call for fire, perform tactical casualty care, and took a written land-nav test. Our task force continues to exceed expectations, and meet the challenges this year as presented. Great job everyone.

#Army
#armystrong
#ArmyROTC
#howarduniversity
#georgetownuniversity
#georgemasonuniversity
Hoya Battalion

This past weekend, Patriot Battalion, along with Hoya Battalion and Bison Battalion, participated at Operation Agile Lea...
09/22/2020

This past weekend, Patriot Battalion, along with Hoya Battalion and Bison Battalion, participated at Operation Agile Leader in order to master their tactical knowledge and develop their core leadership capabilities. While the hills were high and the amount of sleep was low, all cadets came out of the woods Sunday afternoon with a sense of proficiency and confidence in their abilities to lead Soldiers as future 2nd Lieutenants.

Hoya Battalion
Howard University Army ROTC-Bison Battalion
U.S. Army Cadet Command (ROTC)
4th Brigade ROTC

19 years ago, the United States of America experienced an attack that shocked the world. Terrorists hijacked four passen...
09/11/2020

19 years ago, the United States of America experienced an attack that shocked the world. Terrorists hijacked four passenger airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a rural field in Pennsylvania. 2,996 people died as a result of the attacks, which includes the death of 343 fireman and 60 police officers. The attacks changed the way of life in many ways but it never changed the patriotism we as Americans have towards this country. Each year, it is important to honor those who serve to protect our nation domestically, and abroad. We must never forget the sacrifice they made and continue to make each and every day.

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08/22/2020
It is not over yet! With just under a week until submissions are due, we want to highlight our cadets who have stepped o...
08/20/2020

It is not over yet! With just under a week until submissions are due, we want to highlight our cadets who have stepped off for the challenge of rucking 100 miles. These cadets have demonstrated grit, motivation, and elite performance- traits we hope to instill in all our leaders as they develop into future 2LTs. During an uncertain time when factors were out of their control, these cadets had the personal motivation to prepare themselves for the upcoming semester. We look forward to seeing these cadets continue to serve as leaders among their peers and to the safe return for our program next week. Patriots lead the way.

It is not over yet! With just under a week until submissions are due, we want to highlight our cadets who have stepped o...
08/20/2020

It is not over yet! With just under a week until submissions are due, we want to highlight our cadets who have stepped off for the challenge of rucking 100 miles. These cadets have demonstrated grit, motivation, and elite performance- traits we hope to instill in all our leaders as they develop into future 2LTs. During an uncertain time when factors were out of their control, these cadets had the personal motivation to prepare themselves for the upcoming semester. We look forward to seeing these cadets continue to serve as leaders among their peers and to the safe return for our program next week. Patriots lead the way.

08/19/2020
We are proud to recognize Cadet Conor Swan for his dedication to self-improvement over the summer. Cadet Swan completed ...
07/21/2020

We are proud to recognize Cadet Conor Swan for his dedication to self-improvement over the summer. Cadet Swan completed the fastest 12-Mile Ruck achieving a personal best time of 2:09:38. Cadet Swan is also our first cadet to successfully complete the challenge of rucking 100 miles. Cadet Swan has exemplified grit, determination, and self-motivation that will translate well into the leadership competencies evaluated in his coming MSIII year. Congrats Cadet Swan. Patriots Lead the Way.

We look forward to seeing who will join Cadet Swan in accomplishing this rigorous task and will continue to honor the commitment of our cadets and their motivators in our next challenge: Friends & Family! Keep to the challenge Patriots and finish strong!

Entering Week 4 of the 100 Mile Ruck Challenge, we are proud to share the beautiful hometowns of our cadets! Despite the...
07/06/2020

Entering Week 4 of the 100 Mile Ruck Challenge, we are proud to share the beautiful hometowns of our cadets! Despite the distance between us, the Patriot Battalion is united by our dedication to self-improvement. We are happy to see our cadets continuing to power through and challenge themselves over the summer term.

For our next challenge, we look forward to celebrating our cadet with the fastest 12 Mile Ruck Time. Be sure to build up to this challenge and prepare yourself for the task. We look forward to seeing more submissions and more highlighting cadets from the Patriot Battalion. Patriots Lead the Way!

Hello Patriot Battalion! We are excited to welcome our cadets back in the Fall and it is essential that we hit the groun...
06/22/2020

Hello Patriot Battalion!



We are excited to welcome our cadets back in the Fall and it is essential that we hit the ground running. That means it is time to kick off the dust and do what it takes to prepare yourself. The resilience of the Patriot Battalion is what makes our program competitive. To reignite this fire, we welcome you to the 100 Mile Ruck Challenge.


The 100 Mile Ruck Challenge is a Patriot Battalion initiative that challenges cadets to complete 100 miles of rucking over the 12 week summer period. The location of our rucks has changed, but the standards have not. As detailed in the CONOP, to qualify all rucks must: be completed with a 35-pound rucksack, be a movement of at least 4 miles, and have the route recorded on one of the verified platforms. To ensure your miles are properly recorded, follow the outline attached to the Battalion email. Send your scores to CDT Moore & CDT Warsocki to ensure they are properly recorded.


Miles alone are not enough. We want to continue to build our sense of community by learning more about the hometowns of our cadets. The following Challenges are designed to recognize the efforts of our cadets and reward our highest achieving competitors. Snap a pic after your ruck and see yourself on the GMU ROTC Instagram page!


The best way to ensure success is to earn it. Use your time in ways that prepare yourself for success in the Fall. Build yourself up each week and gain strength the right way. Pay attention to external features such as weather and terrain, but also keep track of your body, water intake, and stamina. This is an individual challenge to improve yourself. Do not risk your physical well-being. Prepare now so you can perform in the Fall. Work hard and see your determination translate to success.



Patriots Lead the Way!

Hello all!Please view the pictures of the commissioning newsletter below to see our new Army Officers!
06/15/2020

Hello all!

Please view the pictures of the commissioning newsletter below to see our new Army Officers!

The Patriot Battalion extends a huge congratulations to the Class of 2020 graduates on commissioning as US Army 2nd Lieu...
06/15/2020

The Patriot Battalion extends a huge congratulations to the Class of 2020 graduates on commissioning as US Army 2nd Lieutenants this past month! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the spring class was not able finish off their last semester in person, nor able to have a traditional graduation and commissioning ceremony. Despite the circumstances, they adapted, prevailed, and continued to excel in their studies and leadership abilities to finish off college with a strong final semester. We wish them all the best in their careers, lives, and families, as they go off and begin their journey in the United States Army!

Please view the pictures following the post to see the Zoom commisisioning ceremony! In addition, read the following post that will contain the GMU ROTC Newsletter about the graduates!

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