Get Involved

Your Army ROTC experience can include a wide variety of voluntary activities and clubs that provide space to learn and develop your own leadership style.

Cadets and Blackhawk Helicopter on Championship Field

Each year the MG Patrick H. Brady Battalion conducts several training events. We also have formal and informal social events throughout the year. These events promote esprit de corps and provide Cadets with a chance to celebrate each other and their many accomplishments throughout the year.

Current Cadets

Details about how you can participate in all of these activities, training opportunities and events can be found on Redhawk Hub.

Activities and Clubs

Ranger Challenge

This is an annual competition between Army ROTC programs. Nine-person co-ed teams compete in various military skills events, including the Army Combat Fitness Test, hand grenade assault course, land navigation, construction/crossing a 1-rope bridge, M-16 disassembly/re-assembly and a 10-kilometer ruck run.

Cadets plan around a map in training

Color Guard

The Color Guard is responsible for the presentation and retirement of the National Colors at various events including Seattle University ROTC events, Seattle University basketball games and local pro sporting events.

Color guard presents flags at Climate Pledge Arena

Cadet Council

This is the voice of the Cadets in the battalion. The council also coordinates and manages community service events, battalion social events, and fund-raising activities.

University Clubs

Cadets are encouraged to be very active in university life. They often participate and lead student groups such as Orientation Advising, Spanish club, the SU concert choir, and many others.

Annual Events

Field Training Exercises (FTX) - Fall, Winter & Spring

FTX is an opportunity for Cadets to build relationships and put into practice what they are learning in their MLSC courses. Cadets spend the weekend at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), complete the physically demanding confidence course and complete squad and platoon situational training exercises (STX). Cadets may also get experience at the 30 -foot rappel tower.

Cadets running obstacle course

Combat Water Survival Training (CWST)

Involves a series of stations Cadets must navigate in full uniform. The training helps measure Cadets ability to safely function in a water environment.

Cadets preparing for water survival training

Social Events

Cadet Welcome Back Week

Welcome Back Week begins the Wednesday prior to the start of classes. It is an opportunity for Cadets to meet the Cadre, learn about the events of the upcoming year and hear about the training opportunities that Cadets experienced over the summer.

Formal Events

You will have opportunities to wear an Army dress uniform in a formal military setting to build esprit de corps and experience traditions common to the US Army. These are typically held on campus.