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Army ROTC is a program offered at hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide, training college students to be officers in the active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. It is a 4-year program, divided into two parts; a Basic Course and an Advanced Course. The Basic Course is normally taken in the freshman and sophomore years. The Advanced Course is usually taken during the final two years of college and includes a four-week assessment course that is normally attended in the summer, between the junior and senior years. The mission of Army ROTC is to commission the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army.


Army ROTC prepares college students to succeed in any competitive environment. Students whose career goals require leadership, managerial skills, interest in national defense structure, and those students who wish to explore the benefits of the Army are encouraged to enroll in the introductory military science courses. These courses can be applied as elective credits towards graduation. Participation in these classes is voluntary and requires no military commitment. In Army ROTC, you will gain the confidence and self-discipline necessary to succeed in college. As you progress, you will gain skill and experience in taking charge of activities, setting goals, managing people and recourses, and making decisions in demanding circumstances.


Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country. During classes, leadership labs, physical training, and field training exercises, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups, and conduct missions as an Officer in the Army. The leadership training and experiences that students gain in ROTC will provide them with a foundation to become commissioned Army Officers upon graduation. Army ROTC provides Cadets with the character-building aspects of a diverse, self-disciplined civilian education with tough, centralized leadership development training.


Upon completion of the Army ROTC program, graduates will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. Second Lieutenant will embark on specialized training. Upon completion of Officer branch training and a first duty assignment, Army Officers may pursue additional specialized training and postgraduate education opportunities. They will be assigned to advanced leadership positions and to staff positions in upper management.


For more information on ROTC programs and eligibility, email or phone 731-298-1583.

Army ROTC Blackboard

ROTC Blackboard