Welcome to the Fightin’ Tiger Battalion and Army ROTC. Whether you are contracted and committed to service in the Army, or simply enrolled and checking out the program – we are glad to have you on the team. You have already separated yourselves from the pack by taking on this challenge. There is no better opportunity available to college students today in terms of learning and applying leadership skills. You will be challenged in our Leadership Development Program. You will learn about and be expected to live a set of values that translate beyond the Army and into the boardrooms of corporate America. It is no accident that companies all over the country seek out those with military experience – for it is our ability to lead that gives us the decisive edge over the competition.
You will apply leadership fundamentals not just in the classroom, but through a variety of exciting and rigorous training events during leadership labs. You will lead small units through a multitude of tactical scenarios. You will plan and execute training events such as land navigation and orienteering, first aid training, rappelling, combat water survival, and many others. You will learn about physical fitness and get in the best shape of your life.
Congratulations on qualifying to be part of our program. Enjoy the journey and be proud of yourself for being willing to do what most others cannot or will not do. This “Tiger Orange Book” will help you learn the foundations of our program and set you on your way to tremendous success.
LTC James Mullinax, Professor of Military Leadership