UOG Army ROTC
Triton Warrior Battalion History
The Army ROTC program was established at the University of Guam on 19 October 1979. Originally christened the Gold Warrior Battalion, the ROTC program’s first military science classes were taught to 44 initial level and 25 secondary level cadets in the Fall of 1980. Enthusiastic participation from the Cadets, top-notch instructions from the Cadre, and great preparation between the University and its Military Science Department quickly forged an ROTC program that was recognized both nationally and locally for the excellence.
By 1984, the University of Guam’s ROTC program had received the coveted “Warrior of the Pacific” Award from the Department of Army, the “Excelsior” Award from the University President, and U.S. congressional recognition for their performance. Academic scholarships soon followed, with Cadets obeying national ROTC scholarships as well as scholarships granted by the University Board of Regents.
In May 1994, the ROTC program was renamed the “Triton Warrior Battalion.” The new name truly conveyed the strength of the ROTC Cadets and Cadre as they continued to achieve fantastic success through the years.
In 1998, a partnership basic course program began at the Northern Marianas College in Saipan, teaching basic course cadets.
In 2002 the University of Guam was the Department of the Army’s top U.S. Army ROTC program, beating 270 other schools in the nation.
Currently, there are over 370 Triton Warriors finding success in every branch of the U.S. Army Officer Corps and 150 cadets proudly enrolled and learning to lead in the University of Guam’s Army ROTC - The Triton Warrior Battalion.
"TRITON WARRIORS LEADS THE WAY!"
UOG ROTC Mission Statement
“University of Guam Army ROTC commissions the future leaders of the United States Army and motivates young people to be better civilians.”
Mission Essential Task List or METL
- Develop Leaders
- Commission Quality Officers
- Support the University of Guam, Guam and the Common Wealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI)
- Sustain the Program