History of Patriot Battalion

The Patriot Battalion has grown into a premiere ROTC organization and consistently ranks near the top of the 4th Brigade, which is made up of over 40 schools on the Eastern Seaboard.

Cadets plan and execute numerous training exercises that focus on developing tactical proficiency while cultivating leadership skills. To build on leadership development, all training is planned and administered by Military Science IV cadets. In addition to demanding academics and strenuous training, cadets also participate in extracurricular activities.

As the program grows, cadets continue to develop the maturity, responsibility, leadership skills, and confidence necessary to be successful officers in the United States Army.

The Patriot Battalion transitioned from a subordinate company of Georgetown University Army ROTC to a separate battalion in October 2000. Our battalion is made up of three satellite schools: the University of Mary Washington, Marymount University, and Northern Virginia Community College. The Patriot Battalion stands ready to support Cadet Command’s mission to commission the future officer leadership of the United States Army.

The Patriot Battalion officially became a stand-alone battalion on 1 Oct 2002.