Why Join ROTC?
World-class leadership and management training that can be completed in conjunction with any chosen academic major.
The nation’s largest source of merit-based college scholarships. Includes full-tuition scholarship, monthly subsistence allowance, and funds for textbooks.
Traditionally a four-year program, however it can be completed in just two years.
Reserves or National Guard soldiers may be able to complete the ROTC program in two years while you serve with your unit.
You’ll be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant the day you graduate and with the potential to earn the civilian equivalency of $68,000 within your first four years on active duty.
Receive a monthly stipend (tax-free) topping out at $500 for seniors.
Life in ROTC
All student registered for Military Science (MSCI) classes are referred to as Cadets. A Cadet is a trainee that is enrolled in a military officer producing program. The ROTC program has several categories of Cadets enrolled in the program: Participating Cadets, Enrolled Cadets, and Contracted Cadets.
Participating Cadets – Registered for the MSCI class through the university and responsible for attending all classroom activities.
Enrolled Cadets – Has completed all documents listed in the ROTC Enrollment Packet. These students are eligible to attend all extra curricular activities associated with ROTC, such as: physical fitness training, leadership labs, and Field Training Exercises (FTX) which include rifle ranges, land navigation training, obstacle courses, and leader reaction courses.
Contracted Cadets – These students have completed all documents listed in the Contracting Packet and have been identified as possessing the character and attributes necessary of an officer candidate. They have signed the Army enlistment contract (DD 4/1, DD 4/2) and ROTC contract (DA 597-3 or DA 597) and are working toward becoming an Army Officer upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree.