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Welcome to the Department
of Military Science

SFA provides leadership training in the form of basic military science courses that are open to all students.

Reserve Officer Training Corps gives cadets valuable academic, physical and leadership training and experience for future army and civilian careers. When cadets complete their ROTC courses, they receive a minor in military science and become commissioned officers in the U.S. Army.


Lumberjack Battalion

The Lumberjack Battalion has numerous teams to join that increase volunteering opportunities and provide teamwork, cohesion and character growth.



    Alex Medina graduated from Duncanville High School in June 2015 and began attending SFA the following fall semester. Since joining the ROTC program, he has completed Army Air Assault School at Fort Benning in Georgia, and he was awarded the George C. Marshall Award, which is presented to the nation’s top Army ROTC cadets.
    Medina commissioned as a second lieutenant infantry officer and graduated in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in biology with a focus in cellular and molecular biology and a minor in military science.

    Cadet Alex Medina

    Cadet Alex Medina


    Emily Wolfe graduated from Dobie High School in Houston in June 2015 and began attending SFA in spring 2017. She not only leads from the front as an SFA ROTC cadet, but she also is the starting shortstop for the SFA Ladyjacks.

    Wolfe commissioned as a second lieutenant military police officer and graduated in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and health science with a focus in fitness and human performance and a minor in military science.

    Cadet Emily Wolfe

    Cadet Emily Wolfe

Support Military Science

The Department of Military Science provides scholarships for its cadets that covers tuition, books and housing costs. Your support helps ensure future soldiers can focus on being the best.

Training Facilities

Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course

Lumberjack Battalion's newest edition is an obstacle course. Designed and created to provide real Army physical training to cadets, the obstacle course provides opportunity to increase strength, endurance and stamina while increasing cohesion and team-building.


Experimental Forest/Emergency Operational Center

Experimental Forest/Emergency Operational Center

The Experimental Forest provides a real-life, rugged forest training environment to test land navigation skills and tactical operations. The Nacogdoches Emergency Operational Center, which is supported by the Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Office, provides unique outdoor areas to train tactically on battle drills and tasks in a safe environment.


Transformative Experiences

At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.

Meet Our Students

  • Cadet Samantha Stalnaker

    Cadet Samantha Stalnaker

    “I joined the SFA ROTC Nurse Corps right when I entered the nursing program. I thought it would be a huge challenge doing both, but it’s been such a great experience being part of ROTC and meeting all of these people.”

  • Cadet Jareck White

    Cadet Jareck White

    “The ROTC program puts a lot of time and effort into their cadets, which motivates me to put my own effort back into the program and assist with as much as I can. My goal before I graduate and commission this spring is to show underclassmen that you don’t have to be the strongest, fastest or the smartest cadet. It is work ethic that is truly important.”

  • Cadet Josephine Unger

    Cadet Josephine Unger

    “I joined military science because I was interested in becoming an officer in the military. SFA ROTC has pushed me to achieve my goals, and I have learned how to be a better leader and team member.”

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    709 East College Street
    Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 13059, SFA Station
    Nacogdoches, Texas 75962


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