Posted November 1, 2017

Day in the life: Temple’s Army ROTC Red Diamond Battalion

For students in the Army ROTC—the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps—there’s no such thing as a typical day. Take an inside look at what Temple’s officers in training do in and out of the classroom.

ROTC students rappelling off building on Temple campus
Photography By: 
Ryan S. Brandenberg
ROTC students practice rappelling on Main Campus.
Beyond going to class, studying and taking full advantage of their college experience, the dedicated young men and women of Temple’s Army ROTC Red Diamond Battalion spend hours undergoing rigorous training to become Army officers. From classrooms to military bases, take a look at what life is like as a student in the ROTC. (Photos by Ryan S. Brandenberg)
ROTC students during water training at Temple's pool
ROTC students train at Pearson Pool. 
An ROTC student with a helmet and rifle during a training session
ROTC students in fatigues gathering during a training session at Fort Dix
ROTC student in fatigues smiling during training
ROTC students wearing helmets and fatigues talking
During a weekend at Fort Dix in New Jersey, ROTC students participate in field training. 
ROTC student preparing to rappel down a building on Temple's Main Campus
ROTC student smiling while preparing to rappel from a building at Temple
Officers in training practice rappelling from a building on Main Campus. 
ROTC students in uniform sitting in class
In uniform, ROTC students complete work during class.
ROTC students in black "Army" T-shirts running together
a female ROTC student runs by a building with the Temple 'T'
Students run during a morning training session on campus.