The University of Texas NROTC Alumni Foundation is a Texas charitable corporation with 501(c)(19) status. It was originally organized in the early 1980s as an informal Alumni Association primarily concerned with hosting an annual Reunion and stirring up interest from the Alumni in forming a closer association with the NROTC Unit and its Battalion of midshipmen and officer candidates.
By 2006 the organization had grown and so had its ties to the Battalion. Alumni wanted to create a more lasting organization that could help the Battalion with their activities that required group and team dynamics, such as the Buccaneer Drill Team and the Rifle and Pistol teams. This led us to reorganize into a charitable organization so that our supporting alumni could make tax-deductible contributions along these lines.
This, in turn, led to the creation of an endowment in 2010, funded by life sponsorship donations, to help with this long-term vision of keeping the organization going long after the original organizers have departed the pattern. It is hoped that these endowment funds will never have to be touched and that earnings from it will continue to provide the seed money needed each year to plan for the Reunion and to financially assist the Battalion each semester with its team activities.
Old Littlefield House (which is still standing), was the second home for the Navy ROTC Program after its commissioning in 1940.