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ROTC offers signing bonus to college sophomores


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FT. KNOX, Ky. – The U.S. Army is looking for the best and brightest college students in the country to lead America’s soldiers as they conduct operations around the world – from relief efforts in Puerto Rico to combat operations in the Middle East. A newly established $5,000 signing bonus will be awarded to current college sophomores who attend cadet basic training and accept the mission to lead the finest soldiers in the world.

“We’re looking for high-quality college sophomores to join ROTC and attend basic camp here at Fort Knox this summer,” said Maj. Gen. Christopher Hughes, commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command. Those who successfully complete basic camp will be offered a contract with the $5,000 signing bonus.

Upon graduation from university, cadets who have successfully completed military science requirements will receive positions as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army. The cadet may elect to be part of the regular Army, Army reserve or Army National Guard.

The wide range of jobs and occupations within the Army requires officers from all degree fields. The Army also realizes the need for a diverse talent pool to lead soldiers and defend the country’s national interests.

Interested UT Martin sophomores should contact William Huber, enrollment and scholarship officer for UT Martin’s Skyhawk Battalion, at 731-298-1583. Information is also available online at or by texting “ROTCBONUS” to 462769.


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