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What is expected of me in NROTC?

NROTC midshipmen are required to complete the course of study prescribed by the college or university that they attend. Midshipmen are also required to take several naval science courses in addition to their college's prescribes course load. Due to the increasing complexity of today's Navy, Navy option midshipmen are required to complete the equivalent of two semesters of calculus before the end of their sophomore year and two semesters of calculus based physics before the end of their junior year.


What happens after graduation?

Upon graduation, midshipmen who complete all academic requirements in the NROTC program are commissioned as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Although it is not current policy, in the future some midshipmen may be commissioned temporarily into the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).  Midshipmen without scholarships may also receive a commission through the College Program.

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Q. By enrolling in ROTC, are you joining the Army?

A. No. Students who enroll in ROTC don't join the Army. They take an ROTC class for which they receive credit. It's considered a college elective.

 

Q. Is ROTC like "boot camp"?

A. No. ROTC cadets go directly to college where they earn their degree.

 

Q. What can students expect to learn by taking ROTC?

A. Quite simply, leadership and management skills needed to become a U.S. Army officer or have a successful civilian career.

 

Q. What makes ROTC different from regular college management courses?

A. Students in ROTC learn through a unique program that involves both classroom and "live" situations. For instance, an ROTC cadet might be found leading classmates through adventure training, down a river in a raft, or up a mountain wall.

 

Q. Is there a military obligation during college?

A. During the first two years, ROTC cadets have no military obligation (or the first year in the case of scholarship winners).

 

Q. What is the ROTC course comprised of?

A. The ROTC program is divided into phases: The Basic Course studies Army history, organization and structure. The techniques and principles of leadership and management are stressed throughout. The Advanced Course concentrates on tactical operations and military instruction, as well as advanced techniques of management, leadership, and command.

 

Q. Does Army ROTC offer scholarships?

A. Yes. Each year hundreds of students attending colleges nationwide receive ROTC scholarships. ROTC awards them to students studying science, engineering, nursing, business, as well as a variety of other majors.

 

Q. How much money does ROTC usually award and what does the money go towards?
A. Scholarships are awarded at different monetary levels. At some schools an ROTC scholarship is worth up to $80,000, which goes towards tuition and educational fees. Also, scholarship winners receive an allowance of up to $1,500 a year.

 

Q. On what basis are scholarship winners chosen?

A. ROTC scholarships are not based on financial need. Instead, they're awarded on merit. Merit is exhibited in academic achievement and extracurricular activities, such as sports, student government or part-time work.

 

Q. Can only scholarship winners enroll in ROTC?

A. No. Anyone can enroll in ROTC. And regardless of whether you're a scholarship winner or not, all ROTC books, supplies and equipment are furnished at not cost to you.

 

Q. How often are Army ROTC scholarships awarded?

A. Scholarships are awarded once a year. Students apply by November 15 and selections are made continuously thru May 15. Four-year scholarship applications must be requested between March 1 and November 1. Also, once cadets are on campus, two-year and three-year scholarships become available.

 

Q. How do students benefit from Army ROTC?A. In college and after graduation, cadets find that the training and experience that they have received are assets - whether pursuing an Army or civilian career. Employers place high regard on the management and leadership skills that ROTC instructors stress. Plus, ROTC looks great on a resume. When cadets complete the ROTC course, upon graduation, they become commissioned officers in the U.S. Army.

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Is enrolling in Army ROTC the same as joining the Army? Once a student starts taking ROTC courses, is he/she obligated to join the Army?

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is not, strictly speaking, joining the Army. You will not be sent to boot camp. However, the primary purpose of the Army ROTC
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program is to produce its Officers
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, so you must agree to serve as Officers
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in the Army after graduation in order to go through the entire program, or if you have received an ROTC
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scholarship. Enrolling in the ROTC Basic Course (the first two years of college) does NOT obligate you to serve unless you have also received a scholarship. For more details, see: Service Commitment.

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What kinds of scholarships are available in Army ROTC? Are any of the scholarships retroactive?

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offers two-, three- and four-year scholarships, which pay full tuition and fees, include a separate allowance for books, and a monthly stipend of up to $5,000 a year. Army ROTC
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scholarships are not retroactive.

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What is my Army service obligation to pay back any scholarship benefits or for enrollment in the ROTC Advanced Course?

Scholarship winners must serve for four years; non-scholarship Cadets who enroll in the ROTCX
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Advanced Course must serve for three years. All who graduate and complete ROTC
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training are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army. For more details, and answers to common questions, see: Service Commitment.

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What good is Army ROTC for a career outside of the Army?

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is one of the only college programs that teaches leadership. This training is invaluable for any career that involves leading, managing and motivating people or fostering teamwork. Young Army Officers
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are typically responsible for hundreds of Soldiers and millions of dollars in equipment; this kind of management experience can be very attractive for post-Army employers. For more details, see: Legacy & Value.

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Why should I choose Army ROTC over a different branch's ROTC?

The Army offers a wider range of career opportunities, in more places around the world, than any other U.S. military branch.

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How do I learn more about the Army?

Starting by exploring the Army experience from our Home Page is a great start.

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Are all college majors compatible with Army ROTC?

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Cadets are allowed to major in nearly all academic areas.

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What are Army ROTC courses like? How will the class work help me? Will ROTC classes interfere with his/her other studies?

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classes normally involve one elective class and one lab per semester. Although the classes involve hands-on fieldwork as well as classroom work, they are standard college classes that fit into a normal academic schedule. These courses can help students with personal and academic decision making while giving them the tools to exercise leadership in college life, even before graduating and becoming Officers
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. For more details, see: Curriculum.

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How will being an Army ROTC Cadet affect my daily life? Do Cadets experience normal college life and activities?

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Cadets have the same lifestyles and academic schedules as any other college students. They join fraternities and sororities. They participate in varsity team and individual sports. They take part in community service projects. But there are two intensive Army ROTC
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courses that take place on Army Posts, usually during the summer:

Leader's Training Course—This four-week summer course at Fort Knox, Kentucky is ONLY for students who enroll in Army ROTC without having taken the first two years of military science classes.
Leader Development and Assessment Course—All Cadets who enter the Advanced Course must attend this five-week summer course at Fort Lewis, WA between their junior and senior years.

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What are the chances that I will be deployed to support the Global War on Terrorism?

It depends on the Army branch the Cadet chooses and the unit to which he/she is assigned. However, Army missions and challenges are always changing, so there's no way to know in advance which specialties and units will be needed where. All Soldiers in the Army or Army ReserveX
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face the possibility of deployment at some point during their careers. But all Soldiers are fully trained and proficient in the tasks and drills of their units. And Officers
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are specifically trained to make the right decisions so that missions can be carried out safely and successfully.

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Can I go into the Army Reserve or National Guard after graduation instead of the regular Army?

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or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career. For more details, see: Active Duty & Army Reserve or the Army National Guard website.

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What is the typical career path for an Army Officer? What career fields are available?

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graduates are commissioned as U.S. Army Second Lieutenants. They then receive specialized training in one of 17 different Army branches. During their Army careers, they'll receive regular professional training as they advance through the ranks, and they'll have many opportunities for advanced leadership positions and post-graduate education.

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What kind of salary and benefits will I earn as a commissioned Army Officer?

Visit the Benefits section of this site for complete details and answers to common questions. Specifically, the Money sub-section provides details on pay for both OfficersX
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and Enlisted
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Soldiers.