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ROTC students competing in PT training


ROTC at Florida Southern

Established in 1951, the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is an integral and valued member of the Florida Southern family. The Moccasin Battalion continues its legacy of providing the highest quality Army Officers for service to the United States. Our esteemed Alumni include nine General Officers, members of the FSC Board of Trustees, and leaders around the World. Florida Southern College Army ROTC provides the tools to succeed both in College, and after graduation.


The Moccasin Battalion has a number of teams and events for Cadets to participate in. These programs give Students the opportunity to advance themselves from the classroom to the PT field. Some of these programs include:


Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending Florida Southern, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.

Army ROTC scholarships consist of:

  • Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • Additional allowances for books and fees

Living Expenses

At Florida Southern College, Army ROTC Scholarships Contract Cadets are eligible to receive room and board grants from FSC, and also receive a $420 per month stipend allowance for 10 months during each school year.  All Non-scholarship Contracted Cadets in ROTC advanced courses (3rd and 4th year) also receive this stipend allowance.

ROTC Cadets outside on George's Green


ROTC Cadets must not only maintain a good GPA, but also demonstrate the ability to be a critical thinking, adaptive leader within today’s Army. Specifically, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degrees are sought after by Cadet Command because they display Cadets who challenge themselves mentally in the classroom and beyond. FSC Cadets need to develop the fine balance course workload and extra-curricular activities.

Cadets participating in athletics


Due to the physical nature of what the Army does, applicants who have or are currently participating in some organized athletic program will be more competitive for a scholarship. Not only does participation in sports require a certain level of fitness, but sports enhances the qualities of team work and leadership that make our Army great. Our program has many athletes across numerous teams within the College, and we regularly participate in multiple intramurals under the Moccasin Battalion banner.

Students posing with mocsie


ROTC at Florida Southern will enhance your college experience by providing training that will make you motivated, confident and ready to lead. You will develop confidence, self-esteem, motivation and leadership skills that you need regardless of your career plans. Whether you are a career military officer or a business executive, these skills will benefit you and put you on the fast track of life.

Being an officer in the Army is unlike any other profession. The Army is filled with vast opportunities to grow not only professionally, but personally as well.

Life After College

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant (2LT) in the Active Army, Army National Guard, or the Army Reserves. You will attend the Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC) of your selected branch. As you enter the army as a 2LT, you will receive salary as an O-1 with less than two years of service. Medical and dental coverage is free for you and at an extremely low rate for any dependents. You will get 30 days paid vacation, along with the chance to travel around the world. All of this is in addition to the leadership experience you will gain throughout your career.

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Questions? Contact

LTC John Denney

Professor of Military Science

Adrian Testani

Enrollment and Scholarship Officer

Cadre & Staff

The Moccasin Battalion has highly qualified and experienced professionals who ensure our Cadets are well trained to become Army officers and leaders in our government, businesses, and communities. This phenomenal team is committed to the success of our Cadets. We are focused. We train to standard, execute as a team, and are proud of who we are and what we represent – an outstanding Cadet battalion. GO MOCS!

LTC John Denney

Professor of Military Science

MSG Kenneth Orisek

MS III Instructor

CPT Gregory Miller

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Mrs. Tonia Oldham

Human Resources Tech

SFC Herman Thola

MS II Instructor

Mrs. Mercedes Flores

Admin Assistant

Sammie Carithers

Supply Technician

Adrian Testani

Enrollment and Scholarship Officer