Founded in 1916, ROTC stands for Reserve Officer Training Corps. It’s a college program offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the United States. ROTC prepares young adults to become Officers in the U.S. Army.
ROTC provides significant college scholarships that cover tuition, books and fees, and monthly stipends for those that compete for the opportunity. It also provides significant opportunities for students to develop strong leadership skills, with the goal of being commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Army. In the end, it continues to create leaders for the nation, both in and out of uniform.
Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. This training gives you the tools and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Because Army ROTC is an elective, you can participate your freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army. You will be able to have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Army and have a professional career awaiting you.