Army ROTC Prospective Students

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High School Students:

If you’re currently a high school student interested in joining the Army ROTC Palmetto Battalion, please see important information listed below:

For those interested in attending the College of Charleston, and becoming an ROTC cadet you're encouraged to contact the Coordinator for Veteran, Military and ROTC Recruitment, Dr. Mathew Garrison at (843) 953-5861 or email at

Furthermore, we encourgae all accepted students to attend the Accepted Student’s Weekend in the spring semester. Accepted Student’s Weekend will offer a comprehensive overview of the College of Charleston and introduce you to all the opportunities offered in addition. Furthermore, the cadre and cadets will be on campus to answer any questions you may have. 

Current College Students

If you’re interested in the Palmetto Battalion Army ROTC program and currently enrolled as a college student at the College of Charleston, please see the Recruiting and Operations Office contact below

For any general questions or concern’s regarding the program or scholarship information, prospective students are encouraged to contact the Army ROTC Palmetto Battalion Recruiting and Operation’s Officer, Cpt. Josh Nelson.

Mr. Timothy A. Terese

Recruiting and Operations Officer

Army ROTC, the Palmetto Battalion

Office: (843) 953-5221