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The United States Army Military Science and Leadership unit of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Portland is a cooperative program between the Army and the University. It provides the leadership training for students to earn appointments as second lieutenants in the United States Army, Army Reserves, or the National Guard.

Military science classes are elective courses that use a combination of academics and hands-on training to teach leadership, responsibility, and teamwork. First- and second-year courses are open to any University of Portland student and participation in ROTC only requires a few hours a week.

For information on attached detachments, please visit the Portland State University and Eastern Oregon University webpages.

Our temporary office is located between Orrico Hall and the Physical Plant. Visit our Contact page for a map to our temporary office location. 

  • Cadets plotting out a course during Land navigation
  • Cadets perform a tactical road crossing
  • Cadets planning a squad operation
  • Cadets tactically dismounting a Chinook helicopter
  • Cadets in dress blues in front of several flags
  • Cadets firing weapons whilst surrounded by smoke
  • Chinook helicopter above a group of Cadets
  • Close up of cadets in formation