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Governors Guard

Austin Peay Army 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 Governors Guard, you will join an organization consistently ranked as one of the BEST IN THE NATION.  The Governors Guard has earned the General Douglas MacArthur Award eight times, an award the U.S. Army bestows on the top eight Army ROTC programs in the country.

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

NEW: Reduced tuition for ALL military-affiliated students

  1. In-state tuition to all of the nation's military-affiliated students
  2. Reduced cost of courses to $250 per credit hour for uniformed military students
  3. Waiving admissions application fees

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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 Governors Guard one of the premiere programs on campus.

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In the Governors 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.