ROTC Info Sheet
WHAT IS ROTC?
The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a program designed to develop leadership skills and professionalism in post-secondary students. The U.S. Army understands that a well-rounded education allows students opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable and has made a commitment to this nation’s next generation of hardworking innovators.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
Students attending participating schools have the opportunity to enroll in these programs as an elective in their course schedule. Students may also be eligible for scholarships through this program designed to make learning more affordable. Benefits from enrolling in ROTC classes are many-fold and include:
- Developing self-reliance and leadership;
- Improving communication skills;
- Cultivating a lifelong appreciation of physical fitness;
- Learning to work and thrive as a member of a team;
- Gaining an understanding of professional ethics; and,
- Increasing good citizenship in all aspects of life.
After completing ROTC and graduating, officers must fulfill an eight-year service commitment with the Army, with many choosing to serve four years full time in the Army and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
WHO IS ROTC INTENDED FOR?
ROTC is intended for college students who have a passion for learning. Students who are best suited for these programs possess a desire to refine and develop key skills that are vital to achieving future career and life goals.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
To learn more about ROTC, visit http://www.goarmy.com/rotc.html.