The Green Mountain Battalion, at its heart, is a large family; we all care about the success of one another. The Cadet Batallion Commander, NCOs and officers set high expectations, but provide high amounts of support. There is always a Cadet that can help another in a difficult class, train for the next physical fitness test or offer support with the challenges of balancing ROTC and college life.
The battalion is overseen by an experienced staff of Cadre, led by MAJ Joseph Pittard, Executive Officer and MSG Matthew Lally, Senior Military Science Instructor. Our new Professor of Military Science, MAJ Travis McCracken, will arrive in early October. Cadre help facilitate training and Cadet development by offering guidance, support and unique training opportunities. They ensure safety at all training events and place emphasis on risk mitigation and contingency planning. The battalion promotes individual development and academic success, but it is also home to close friendships and fun.
The University of Vermont sits prominently above the city of Burlington and overlooks Lake Champlain to the West. Students who attend the university enjoy the incredible cultural experience of downtown living, with the historical and traditional setting that Vermont offers. Nestled among the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, the University of Vermont is perfect for students who value outdoor experiences as much as academics. There is world-class skiing just minutes from Burlington and extensive hiking, rock & ice climbing in the nearby mountains.