Mr. Thomas Atkinson
Recruiting Operation Officer of Army ROTC
P:  (540) 464-7680

Main Office P:  (540) 464-7351
F:  (540) 464-7639

Virginia Military Institute
2020 Kilbourne Hall
Lexington, VA  24450

Contact Army ROTC

Department of Military Science and Leadership

Marshall-New Market Battalion Partnership Schools to VMI:
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The mission of Army ROTC is to commission the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army and to motivate young people to be better citizens. Any Cadet interested in developing leadership skills in a challenging environment will benefit from what Army ROTC has to offer, and there is no better Army ROTC unit than VMI’s Marshall-New Market Battalion.

Army ROTC is centered on leadership development, in both classroom and field environments, with individual feedback and counseling provided to each Cadet. Army ROTC sponsors a number of extracurricular Cadet clubs and activities, including the Cadet Battery, Ranger Platoon and the competitive Ranger Challenge.

Army ROTC is a demanding program that requires commitment from each Cadet, but the rewards more than equal the effort. Those Cadets who chose to serve, upon successful completion of the program and graduate from VMI, will commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.


Cold and Rain Mark Army Fall LDX

VMI’s Army ROTC unit kicked off October with its annual Fall Leadership Development Exercise or LDX nn Oct. 3, at McKethan Park and North Post.

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Army ROTC Trains New & Returning Cadets

As the school year began and the Old Corps returned, Army ROTC activities began fast and furious with preparations for the year’s challenges on and off post.

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Army ROTC Trains at Fort Pickett

The 2nd Class cadets trained at Fort Pickett, Virginia during this year's Spring FTX.

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