Military Science (ROTC)

ROTC Training

Members of the HSU/OBU ROTC travel to Camp Robinson, Little Rock, Arkansas, in the fall semester and spring semester. FTX is a weekend training where cadets receive hands-on instruction in various areas of combat techniques. Instructors spend time with them both in the classroom and out in the field. Some of these exercises may include: Day and night land navigation, Squad Training Exercises (STX Lanes), Field Leaders Reaction Course (FLRC), Field Craft and First Aid.

  • Land Navigation - Practice makes perfect when it comes to Land Navigation. Cadets work to plot all the points before he/she begins their course, because with only a map, compass, and protractor the smallest mistake means the difference between becoming lost or finishing the course.
  • Rappelling - Rappelling is one of the many types of physical training that builds confidence. Cadets participate in rappelling, ropes courses and more.
  • Ranger Challenge - is an elite group of cadets chosen to compete with other cadets from our partner schools to participate in field and exercise competitions.
  • Combat Water Survival Training (CWST) - As part of the Military Science coursework, all cadets participate in Combat Water Survival Training.
  • Road March - Cadets learn tactical foot movements while carrying military style equipment and loads.
  • Classroom Training - Cadets learn Army values and ethics, study historical examples of leadership, hear from distinguished guests and are trained in squad/team tactics in and out of the classroom.
  • Weapons Training- Cadets take part in combat simulations with paintball equipment and learn the basics of an M16 in Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM) training.
  • Field Training - Cadets are exposed to land navigation skills, put squad tactics to use in completing a mission.
  • Feedback - Instructors and Cadet Leaders constantly advise Cadets on how they are progressing in their leadership skills, and how they can perform better.