Welcome to the UC Santa Barbara
Army ROTC Surfrider Battalion
Welcome to University of California, Santa Barbara’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), home of the Surfrider Battalion. Our program provides leadership training for students and trains future Officers for the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and U.S. Army National Guard. Army ROTC enhances a student's education and provides unique educational opportunities by combining leadership and management theory with actual hands-on experience. Army ROTC develops self-discipline, physical stamina, leadership, management skills and many other qualities essential to success in life.
The Army ROTC program at UCSB is not only academically demanding, but is well known throughout the nation as one of the top ROTC units. Our program has rewarding Warrior Forge performance scores which ultimately provides the Army with some of the finest newly commissioned Officers. Being a student at UCSB and learning to become a leader will make your college experience even richer and prepare you for a successful future.