Awards and Programs


Cadet Emily Olson of The University of Montana
ROTC Grizzly Battalion receiving The Scott Vallely Soldier’s
Memorial Fund and Leadership Award.

Subject: Grizzly Battalion ROTC Award
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:51:45 +0000

Dear Mrs. Vallely,

Thank you again for your generous contribution to the Grizzly Battalion. It is always an honor to present the Scott Vallely Soldier’s Memorial Fund and Leadership Award as part of our awards ceremony. Please find the attached photo from the presentation of this year’s award to Cadet Emily Olson.


Tyler R. Bryant


Assistant Professor of Military Science

University of Montana Army ROTC

Missoula, MT 59812


Battalion History

A Proud History-A Bright Future

The University of Montana ROTC Battalion has been proud to help develop the leaders of tomorrow.

The tradition of Army ROTC at the University of Montana.

The University of Montana was established in 1893 and Army ROTC became a part of University of Montana in 1918 and has been housed in Schreiber Gym since 1926. Since its first officers were commissioned in 1922, the University of Montana ROTC program has produced over 1,800 Officers for the United States Army, The United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard who have served proudly around the world in times of peace and war in both the Army and Army Air Corps.

The UM ROTC Battalion, the Grizzly Battalion, is one of more than 270 host ROTC units throughout the country and has a partnership program at Carroll College in Helena.  For over 80 years the UM Military Science curriculum has maintained the stringent academic standards of the host institution and provided its officer graduates with the best preparation possible for service with the United States Army.  Demonstrated performance is the key to success in the battalion.   The Grizzly Battalion is recognized nationally as a leader in producing quality officers.