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Department of Military Leadership

Clemson Corps of Cadets

Clemson Corps of Cadets

Welcome to the Fightin' Tiger Battalion and Army ROTC.

Welcome to the Fightin' Tiger Battalion and Army ROTC. You now belong to an elite team of future leaders in the United States Army. Whether you are contracted and committed to service in the Army or enrolled and checking out the program - we are glad you are part of our team. It takes courage to join this team, and there is no better opportunity for college students to learn and apply leadership skills. You will be challenged in our Leadership Development Program, learning about and being expected to live by a set of values that translate beyond the Army and into the boardrooms of corporate America. It is no accident that companies nationwide seek out those with military experience, for our ability to lead, gives us a decisive edge over the competition.

You will apply leadership fundamentals not just in the classroom but through various exciting and rigorous training events during leadership labs and exercises. 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, etc. You will learn about physical fitness and get in the best shape of your life.

Congratulations on qualifying to be part of the Fightin’ Tiger Battalion. Enjoy the journey, and be proud of yourself for being willing to do what most others cannot or will not do.

Tiger Strong!

COL John Evans

Chain of Command

The below image shows the Chain of Command hierarchy. You can also view/download the Chain of Command PDF here.

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Clemson ARMY ROTC Chain of Command

Course: ML1, Primary-Mr. Jordan, Asst.-SFC Barnes
Course: ML2, Primary-CPT Farrar, Asst.-SFC Murray
Course: ML3, Primary-CPT Knepper, Asst.-SSG Moore
Course: ML4, Primary-LTC Evans, Asst.-MSG Oakes
Course: Mil Hist., Primary-CPT Casey, Asst.-SFC Clarke

Yellow=Active Duty, Black=GS, White=Contractor, Gray=AGR Guard/Reserve, Purple=Clemson Staff

  • PMS LTC Evans, ML Dep Chair (yellow)
    • CU Admin Asst. Ms. Gibson (purple)
    • SMI MSG Oakes (yellow)
    • Support
      • XO CPT Knepper (yellow)
        • S2
          • RECRUITING Mr. Samuelson (black)
          • OCR SFC Schipper, SSG Elliot (gray)
          • GOLD BAR RECRUITER 2LT (dotted and yellow)
        • S1/4
          • HRA Ms. Ryan (black)
          • HRA Ms. Harris (black)
          • S1 SFC Clarke (yellow)
          • SUPPLY/S4 Mr. Brinkman (black)
        • S3
          • Operations CPT Casey (gray)
    • APMS
      • ML3 CPT Knepper (yellow)
      • ML3 SSG Moore (yellow)
      • ML1 Mr. Jordan (white)
      • ML1 SFC Barnes (yellow)
      • ML2 CPT Farrar (gray)
      • ML2 SFC Murray (yellow)

ROTC-affiliated Clubs:

  • Scabbard & Blade-SFC Harmon
  • Ranger Club-SFC Harmon
  • Tiger Platoon
  • Pershing Rifles-SFC Harmon
  • Ranger Challenge-MSG Oakes

As of 8 Mar 2023.

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