About

Our Mission

The primary mission of the Maverick Battalion is to prepare enrolled cadets to become officers and lead soldiers in any of the three components of the United States Army. Upon successful completion of the program, cadets are commissioned as Second Lieutenants to serve in the Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard components.

To accomplish this, cadets study a wide array of subjects such as self-development, dismounted infantry tactics, leadership techniques, planning concepts, interpersonal skills, and critical thinking.

Our Staff

LTC Bonnie Belobrajdic, U.S. Army Aviation

Professor of Military Science

Military Science Level 4 Instructor

Lieutenant Colonel Bonnie Belobrajdic

Office: College Hall B01

MSG Jeremy Hubacek, U.S. Army Armor

Senior Military Instructor

Military Science Level 3 Instructor

Master Sergeant Jeremy Hubacek

Office: College Hall B01

MAJ Ryan McDonald, U.S. Army Logistics

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Military Science Level 4 Instructor

Logistics OIC

Major Ryan McDonald

Office: College Hall B03A

Mr. Paul Kim

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Military Science Level 2 Instructor

Military History Instructor

Paul Kim

Office: College Hall B15

SFC Johnny Vasquez, U.S. Army Infantry

Operations NCOIC

Military Science Level 1 Instructor

Sergeant First Class Johnny Vasquez

Office: College Hall B14

Mr. Kevin Smith

Recruiting and Admissions Officer

Kevin Smith

Office: College Hall 109

Ms. Shelley Vasquez

University Administrator

Shelley Vasquez

Office: College Hall B01

Mr. Roger Jones

Human Resources Administrator

Cadet Actions, Personnel Management

Roger Jones

Office: College Hall B03B

MAJ Joseph Taylor, Texas Army National Guard

Operations OIC

Major Joseph Taylor

Office: College Hall B12

History

Since the inception of military training at this institution in 1902, when it was the Carlisle Military Academy, hundreds of outstanding young men and women have been prepared for service as officers in the Armed Forces. The proud legacy of the Maverick Battalion has been enriched by each generation as they continue to train and serve the country. The tradition of the UTA Army ROTC cadets is to live up to the magnificent example set by the previous generations while blazing their own path.

While military training has been an integral part of the campuses since 1902, Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) would officially arrive on the campus of Arlington State College in 1956. Arlington State College would leave the Texas A&M system over funding disputes in 1965 and joined the University of Texas system. In 1967, the campus would change its name one final time and four years later adopt the Maverick as its mascot. The Maverick has been a fitting name for the ROTC battalion as it symbolizes the fighting and independent nature of our cadets.

Throughout the history of the military training, Arlington has been the central hub during its growth and remains to be the headquarters of the Corps of Cadets.