Reserve Officers Training Corps
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy ROTC program first began in 1996 with just one cadet. We have since grown exponentially now having over 40 cadets participating in our program. MMA’s ROTC program is continuing to grow, bringing in a new class of freshman every year who are eager to learn and receive some of the finest leadership and management training there is. We have had a number of cadets graduate Massachusetts Maritime Academy and enter into the United States Army as well-tuned Second Lieutenants. ROTC provides practical and hands-on experience that you can get nowhere else.
These are learning environments in which ROTC cadets learn the fundamentals of being a soldier and an officer in the United States Army.
- Held every Thursday through the semester
- At Stone Hill College (at MMA for Freshman)
- For Sophomores-Seniors Class from 1300-1430 (1600-1800 for Freshman)
- Taught by Boston University Cadre
- MMA Freshman (MSI) – COL (Ret.) Dilliplane
- Sophomores (MSII) – MSG Stojanovich and CPT Skiver
- Juniors (MSIII) – MAJ Hampton
- Seniors (MSIV) – MSG Noah and LTC Corrigan
- Classes are graded off various homework, midterm, and final
This is our field training for cadets on the topics that are covered in class.
- Once a month on a Saturday
- Labs for 2017-2018 School Year – 9/16, 10/28, 2/10, 3/24
- Some labs are only for Juniors (MSIII)
- MSIII Labs for 2017-2018 School Year – 9/30, 12/2, 4/28
- Skills Learned
- Tactical movements, moving as a unit, rapelling, reacting to contact (direct and indirect), setting up patrol base, land navigation and STX lanes
Field Training Exercise (FTX)
A two to three day training exercise in the field to simulate events that can occur on a deployment. In order to understand the material taught.
- Held once a semester
- Use skills learned
- Overnight training
- FTX’s for 2017 – 2018 school year:
- FTX 1: 11/17 – 11/18
- FTX 2: 4/6 – 4/8
ROTC Leadership: Throughout a cadet’s time in ROTC, they will learn skills and be instilled with the Army values (leadership, duty, respect, selfless services, honor, integrity, and personal courage). With these values, cadets will become leaders in their academics and in their personal lives.