Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) – Southern Strike Battalion

Welcome! Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an Officer in the Army. Upon graduation from Army ROTC, you will earn the bar of a Second Lieutenant and be commissioned into the Active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard and become a leader for life.

Honor, integrity and personal courage are three of the values Army Officers embody in their pursuit of mission accomplishment and personal excellence. By standing as examples of the leadership skills honed through centuries of Army achievements, today’s Officers set the standard.

They serve our nation with distinction in peace and in war. As leaders, Commissioned Officers constantly validate themselves as Army Strong by having the strength to inspire strength in others.

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Cadet Enrollment

Freshman and Sophomores: To begin the process of participating in the Army ROTC, enroll in MSL 1001 (Fall) or MSL 1002 (Spring). Once enrolled in class, contact FAU Army ROTC Battalion Recruitment Officer for information regarding the program.

Juniors and Seniors: Please contact our office for more information.

The FAU Army ROTC schedule is as follows:
Morning Physical Training: 5:50 AM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Class: Tuesday and Thursday per FAU Course Schedule.
Leadership Lab: Thursday 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM or 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM when conducting an off-campus lab.

Florida Atlantic University Army ROTC
777 Glades Road Building T-11
Boca Raton, FL 33431

John McCammon Battalion Recruitment Officer

Phone: 305-321-5278


                                                            2LT Ian Huggins

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2LT Ian Huggins is from St. Petersburg, FL, and is currently studying Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University. 2LT Huggins has participated in the FAU Army ROTC program for three and a half years. 2LT Huggins came to FAU to play football under Lane Kiffin as a part of FAU’s most successful football team to date, winning 11 games and a Conference USA Championship. He is currently taking the role of managing supplies and communications for the program. During his tenure, he has been heavily involved in the program's success; his participation in events such as the Ranger Challenge Team, Push-Up Team, and recruiting events throughout South Florida have been instrumental in promoting the FAU Army ROTC program. 2LT Huggins joined the ROTC program to fulfill his lifelong dream and follow the legacy his family holds of military service. 2LT Huggins is currently serving as an infantry officer.

                                                                     CDT Gwendolyn Braccialarghe 


CDT Gwendolyn Braccialarghe is from Plantation, Florida. CDT Braccialarghe is currently a Senior Cadet(MS4) and  pursuing a major in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Military Science at FAU. CDT Braccialarghe has participated in the Ranger Challenge Team, the Color Guard Team (CG CPT for 3 years), and in the volunteer opportunities provided by the program. CDT Braccialarghe plans to branch either Infantry or Engineer with a detail Infantry when commissioning in 2022.


Captain Kaytlin M. Hernandez

Assistant Professor of Military Science


Master Sergeant Chad Nebergall

Senior Military Science Instructor

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Florida Atlantic University Army ROTC
777 Glades Road Building T-11
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Officer in Charge: Captain Kaytlin M. Hernandez
Phone: 561-297-7682

Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge: Master Sergeant Chad Nebergall
Phone: 561-297-6516

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