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The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is a leadership training course offered at Union University through the UT Martin agreement. This is an opportunity for freshman through junior students, although it is encouraged that students begin the program as incoming freshman or after finishing their freshman year. ROTC is open to all students regardless of major/minor.

Students will learn the history of the Military - Basic to Advanced - and will be prepared for either military or civilian life. Along with the leadership benefits and being guaranteed a job upon graduation, there are also financial benefits to be found through scholarships and tuition assistance.

Each student who participates in this program will attend a course lecture given each Wednesday on the Jackson State Community College campus. Students will attend a lab each Thursday and attend physical training every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:30 a.m. Upon graduation, those on ROTC scholarship are on active duty for 4 years and in the reserves for 8 years. No student will be deployed until they have completed their degree.

These courses may or may not count towards your major/minor. This decision is left to the chair of an academic department. These courses can be located on the University Course Schedule under the UT Martin Agreement, listed at 100-level through 400-level.

If you are interested in learning more about the ROTC program, please contact:

Major Christopher McDaniel

Office: 731-881-7682


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