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Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It gives you the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition. Because Army ROTC is an elective, you can participate your freshman and sophomore years (the ROTC Basic Course) without any obligation to join the Army.
You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus with the addition of leadership/adventure elective. However, when you graduate, should you complete the Advance Course (junior and senior years), you will be commissioned as a U.S. Army Officer. At that point, you will have a wide range of diverse interest areas you can pursue within the individual branches and occupational specialties offered through the Regular Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.
Those who succeed in the Army ROTC program are students who excel and want something more out of their college experience. Generally, these students are Scholars who keep their grades up, Athletes who are physically and mentally tough, and Leaders who have a great desire to learn to how to be more effective leaders.
Army ROTC students who either receive an Army ROTC Scholarship or enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course agree to receive a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant at the completion of their training and complete an Initial Entry Military Service Obligation.
Last Updated: 11/11/13