The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at Maranatha Baptist University trains students for a lifetime of leadership.
MG Christopher Hughes shares the mission statement of the Army ROTC. “U.S. Army Cadet Command selects the best cadre available to develop the leaders the Army needs for Force 2025. ROTC provides adaptive, agile, and innovative leaders of character and competency for America’s Army. Army ROTC teaches leadership and discipline, management techniques, cultural awareness, and problem solving. Those who participate in Army ROTC and subsequently serve as Army officers develop leadership and managerial skills that last a lifetime.”
Students enrolled in ROTC programs do not join the Army. Instead, they take ROTC classes for credit while pursuing a regular college degree. Upon successful completion of the program, cadets become commissioned officers in the United States Military.
Students receive training in leadership skills to use for the rest of their lives. In fact, many former officers have used their ROTC leadership skills to become successful business or government leaders.
Maranatha offers an Organizational Leadership minor for ROTC Cadets as well as any other students who desire learning leadership development skills at the 100 and 200 level. This minor also includes the opportunity of earning dual credits toward MBU’s Master of Organizational Leadership.
“Being in the Army is something that I’ve always wanted,” says Eitel.
“It’s a huge honor for me to be able to serve my country.”
—Cadet Jared Eitel
Meet our cadre
CPT Eric R. Metzler
Duty Position: Assistant Professor
of Military Science
Branch: Field Artillery