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What is Army ROTC?

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based officer training program for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces.

ROTC officers serve in all branches of the U.S. armed forces (although the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Coast Guard do not have their own perspective ROTC programs, graduates of ROTC programs do currently serve as Marine Corps and Coast Guard officers).

Army ROTC teaches you to lead.  Making the best military officers in the world; motivating young people to be better citizens.  It’s one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of your college curriculum. Army ROTC students attend college like other students, but also receive basic military training and officer training through the ROTC unit at the college. Students participate in regular training during the school year, and extended training activities during the summer. Some of the summer training that is offered to cadets in Army ROTC include Airborne, Air Assault, the Nurse Summer Training Program, and summer cadet language and cultural immersion training.

Today, Army ROTC has a total of 275 programs located at colleges and universities throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam with an enrollment of more than 30,000. It produces over 70 percent of the second lieutenants who join the active Army, the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. More than 40 percent of current active duty Army General Officers were commissioned through the ROTC.

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