Above: Charlie Company (C Co) won the Steel Battalion Belt for their excellence and teamwork during 2020 FTX field training.


Steel Battalion

Moravian University students can participate in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) while pursuing their academic studies. This program cultivates the skills and opportunities to pursue a career as a commissioned officer in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard upon graduation from Moravian University.

The Moravian University ROTC program is part of the Steel Battalion hosted at Lehigh University. Moravian University is one of the 11 institutions that make up the ROTC Steel Battalion Program, including DeSales University, Lafayette College, Kutztown University, Penn State Berks, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Alvernia University, Muhlenberg College, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), and Northampton Community College (NCC). Military instruction is given at Lehigh University and those classes are available for students, who decide to join this program.

ROTC students engage in classroom experiences that foster leadership qualities, teamwork, critical thinking, and self-discipline. Hands-on opportunities like physical training, leadership labs, and field training complement the special academic experience. Over time, ROTC helps to instill a sense of character, courage, and patriotism in those that commit to the program. At completion, students are prepared for service in the US Army, as well as leadership roles outside of the military.



Above: Moravian University Cadets at morning PT

Scholarship Opportunities

Army ROTC provides scholarship opportunities to deserving students who show a commitment to the US Army and want to pursue higher education simultaneously. Students who apply for ROTC are eligible for scholarships covering up to the full cost of tuition. Moravian University is committed to offering full room and board scholarships for ROTC scholarship recipients. While being in ROTC with a scholarship, students receive a book stipend at the beginning of each semester, and a monthly stipend to help pay for gas and equipment. For more information on scholarship types and benefits, please click here for more details.

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To initiate the enrollment process into the Moravian University ROTC program, please contact:

Jajuan Broussard

Recruiting Officer for Steel Battalion

Tanya Nalesnik

Director Veteran and Military Services
Reeves Library, 209