Army Officership and You

As you make your way through college, you may find that you are looking for more than a college diploma when you graduate. If you are, consider Army ROTC.

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is the premier leadership course in the country and is part of your college curriculum. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn first hand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an Officer in the United States Army. Upon graduation from Army ROTC, you will commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard becoming a leader for life.

Army ROTC has a long, rich history of producing some of the most notable leaders in our country's history. The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) was born when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Defense Act of 1916. Since its inception, Army ROTC has provided leadership and military training at schools and universities across the country commissioning more than a half million Officers. It is the largest commissioning source in the United States military.

Army ROTC is a diverse group of men and women with more than 20,000 Cadets currently enrolled. Women have been an integral part of Army ROTC since the first group of women was commissioned in 1976. Today, women constitute 20 percent of the Cadets.