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Governor's Guard

Austin Peay ROTC Cadets continue a longstanding history of exceeding the standard in leadership, academics, physical fitness, university involvement and community engagement. As a Cadet in APSU’s Governor’s Guard, you will join a battalion consistently ranked as one of the best IN THE NATION. The Governor’s Guard has earned the General Douglas MacArthur Award seven time in the past 26 years, an award the U.S. Army bestows on the top eight ROTC programs in the country.

At Austin Peay, ROTC is more than a program. It’s a commitment to excellence.

The Governors Guard is an esteemed ROTC detachment within the United States Army’s Cadet Command. The Program’s close proximity to the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky allows Cadets to take advantage of exceptional training opportunities. These opportunities include the use of multi-million dollar simulation facilities, hands-on training with helicopters and other Army equipment, and attendance at Air Assault School. Additionally, approximately 20% of Cadets are former Soldiers and NCOs who bring a wealth of professional, tactical, and technical knowledge and experience to Military Science Leadership classes and labs.  Austin Peay State University is also very supportive of ROTC, calling the Governor’s Guard one of the premiere programs on campus.



104R  Required Classes

Basic Camp Advanced Camp

In the Governor’s Guard Battalion, you will learn to be a leader of character who can solve complex problems and build teams. You will learn how to lead Soldiers in complex situations and adapt to constantly changing environments. As an Army Officer you are a strategist, motivator, and counselor.  ROTC Cadre will teach, coach, and mentor you as you develop your leadership style.