The ROTC program in south Florida started back in 1956 at the University of Miami. The program was relocated to Florida International University in January 1996 and was officially activated on July 1, 1996.

Florida International University fun facts can be found here.

The average cadet enrollment in the ROTC “Southern Strike” program is over 225 students. The program is also part of the Hispanic Access Initiative established in fiscal year 2003. The Battalion also has 6 partnership schools: Barry University, Broward College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Memorial University, Miami Dade College, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and University of Miami.