If you're interested in attending college while learning what it takes to become an Army Officer, ROTC is right for you. In addition to teaching you valuable leadership skills, military training, and discipline, ROTC can also provide you with money for tuition and other expenses through scholarships.
If you are interested in learning more about the ROTC program, please contact:
Captain Troy C. Shoemaker
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Skyhawk BN / Union Detachment
Anton L. Pillow
Recruiting Operations Officer
ROTC, Dept. of Military Science and Leadership
University of Tennessee at Martin
A: No, Students who enroll in ROTC are not required to join the Army.
A: No, ROTC Cadets go directly to college where they earn their degree.
A: Quite simply, leadership and management skills needed to ultimately become an U.S. Army Officer or have a successful civilian career.
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 emphasize. Plus, ROTC looks great on a resume. If the cadet successfully completes the ROTC program, upon graduation, they become commissioned officers in the U.S. Army.
A: Students in ROTC learn through a unique program that involves both classroom and "Live-Action practical experience situations. For instance, an ROTC Cadet might be found leading classmates through adventure training or other situational training exercises.
A: The ROTC program is divided into two phases: The Basic Course studies Army history, organization and structure. The techniques and principles of leadership and management are emphasized throughout. The Advanced Course concentrates on tactical operations and military instruction, as well as advanced techniques of management, leadership, and command.
A: There are opportunities for freshmen through juniors. The complete program works best with incoming freshmen students or students just finishing their freshman year. All majors are welcome to apply.
A: Students, please see the schedules in the previous question. Each cadet is required to attend an ROTC lab which will take place on Thursdays from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Physical fitness training will occur Monday through Thursday, from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
A: Yes. Each year hundreds of students attending colleges nationwide receive Army ROTC scholarships. ROTC awards them to students studying science, engineering, nursing, business, as well as a variety of other majors.
A: Scholarships are awarded at different monetary levels, and usually go towards a student's tuition and fees.
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.
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 no cost to you.
A: Once cadets are on campus, two-year and three-year scholarships become available.