Personnel Announcement

UTSA welcomes new Army ROTC commander

August 16, 2021
Academic Strategic Communications
UTSA welcomes new Army ROTC commander

On June 1, Lieutenant Colonel Timothy S. Ball joined the University of Texas at San Antonio as the new Professor of Military Science of the UTSA Army ROTC program.

Lieutenant Colonel Ball is a U.S. Army Special Forces officer who has worked with partner forces across Europe, Africa, and in Iraq over the last 16 years. As a Special Forces officer, his career has focused on irregular warfare and partnered operations. 

"I found a unique opportunity to give back to the Army by accepting the jobs at UTSA as the Professor of Military Science," Ball said. "This assignment gives you an opportunity to mentor and develop the next generation of Army officers, and prepare them for the challenges they'll face as brand new lieutenants."

Ball was recently promoted to Lieutenant Colonel at a ceremony on August 6.

Ball holds a B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in Defense Analysis (Irregular Warfare) from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey.  

The UTSA Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is an educational program which combines college electives in military science with practical and leadership training. The military science courses are designed to prepare men and women for succeeding in college, becoming Army officers, and developing in their chosen career.

Since its establishment in 1982, the Roadrunner Battalion has grown in both prestige and size. Currently, the Roadrunner Battalion is one of 36 universities within the 5th Brigade Army ROTC footprint and host school for San Antonio College, Wayland Baptist University, Texas A&M San Antonio and Northwest Vista College.