The Southern Strike Battalion is consistently recognized by the Sixth ROTC Region as a "top achiever" in training excellence. Cadets' average Advanced Camp scores far exceed the national camp averages. The Battalion is one of the most diverse in the nation, consisting of cadets from a multitude of racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds, who come together to effectively train as a single unit. A sizable portion of cadets in the Battalion are also prior service, or are in the Army Reserves or National Guard.

Cadets who commission from the University of Miami, within the Southern Strike Battalion, have a strong reputation for becoming some of the nation’s leading Officers. UM ROTC cadets have gone forth to set the standard in selective Officer occupations such as Aviation, Cyber Operations, Explosive Ordinance Disposal (E.O.D.), JAG Corps, Medical Corps, and Medical Services. In addition, contracted UM ROTC cadets are frequently selected for Army ROTC’s competitive Cultural Understanding and Language Program (CULP), a one-month diplomatic mission to a strategic foreign military partner. Contracted UM Cadets have also been able to study abroad on University of Miami study abroad programs, utilizing their scholarships for the program and still receiving benefits, such as the book allowance and stipend. UM typically commissions three to five cadets a year.

Although the Southern Strik Battalion is housed at Florida International University, the University of Miami is very supportive of the Army ROTC program and offers generous financial support for currently enrolled cadets. UM is one of the few universities in the nation to offer additional funding equal to 25% of tuition and fees per semester for up to four years. Typically, the funds equate to $6,500 each semester and can be used toward room and board. In addition, cadets are eligible to enroll in UM classes on the first day of registration, ensuring that cadets are able to meet both academic and ROTC class requirements.