Teaching The Leaders Of Tomorrow
The commissioning ceremony is the culmination of your military science studies. By reciting the oath of office you forever swear to defend the Constitution of the United States of America. Family and friends turn out to witness your transformation from a student and civilian to a leader and civil servant. Each year approximately ten cadets graduate and receive their commissions as Second Lieutenants in the active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.
The Panther Battalion is one of the most prestigious organizations at Georgia State University. Our cadets participate in all academic disciplines of the university and have a visible presence on student government as well as in extracurricular activities and student organizations. GSU Army ROTC allows scholar-athlete-leaders from Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, and Clayton College and State University to learn the art of leadership on the GSU campus.
Georgia State University ROTC hosts three Schools of Nursing:
The Panther Battalion has been a part of the Georgia State University community since 1951. We have commissioned countless officers into every branch of the Army and have always placed a great deal of emphasis on developing Cadets into better leaders and people. We are one of the most diverse programs on campus, with Cadets and commissionees coming from all corners of the US (to include Puerto Rico), Korea, Vietnam, China, and various countries within Europe. Through all of the different beliefs and cultures represented in our program, the one constant has always been that we will push our Cadets to new heights in order to achieve the status of an Officer within the strongest military force in the world.
Faculty and Staff
The Panther Battalion cadets are a direct reflection of their driven, combat-proven cadre. Every member of the cadre here at GSU has served proudly in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and uses their experiences to provide the cadets with realistic, practical training.
LTC Dora Teran, Professor of Military Science
Mr. Robert Walker, Assistant Professor of Military Science (Clayton State)
MAJ Richard Sheffield, Assistant Professor of Military Science (Georgia State University)
Mr. Anthony Savage, Assistant Professor of Military Science (Georgia State University)
Mrs. Jamie Middleton, Recruiting Operations Officer
MSG James I. Hill Jr., Senior Military Science Instructor
SFC Terry Green, Military Instructor
Ms. Sylvia Simmons, Human Resources
Mr. Dennis Oggs, Military Instructor
Mr. Charles Washington Jr., Supply Technician
Mrs. Tina West, Human Resources
Mrs. Deborah Williams, Human Resources
The heart and soul of the Panther Battalion is in the Corps of Cadets. The Panther Battalion is highly motivated and driven to succeed. We are looking to add ambitious, physically fit men and women to the Panther Battalion to carry on the traditions and improve upon the standards we have set.
CDT Alex Abt, Battalion Commander
CDT Sheme Hicks, Executive Officer
CDT Eric Moreno, Battalion Sergeant Major
CDT Darren Herring, Personnel Officer
CDT Gareth Rogers/CDT Dontavius Logan, Supply Officer
CDT Ashlin Randolph, Public Relations and Recruiting Officer
Georgia State University Army ROTC has produced hundreds of outstanding Army Officers. These former cadets have gone on to all branches and components of the Army.