The Department of Military Science offers Leadership courses open to ALL students for elective credit.
Army ROTC is one of the best college level leadership programs in the nation. We offer classes to all students which can serve as elective credit within the normal college curriculum. Students do not require prior military experience or a commitment to the Army for the first two years of the program. Learning to become a leader will make any college experience richer and prepare one for the future. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training, cadets learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an officer in the Army. Classes are focused on developing qualities that are necessary for leadership in a military or civilian career: fast and effective decision making, strong vision and goals, confidence and presence, effective communication, and the ability to influence others towards a common goal by providing purpose, motivation and direction. Students who decide to complete ROTC have the opportunity to attend various summer training programs both in the U.S. and abroad.
Students that make a commitment to Army ROTC will receive a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army, serving with the Regular Army, in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard. They will serve the Army in one of 18 different career fields and begin making a difference in their community and our Nation.
ROTC Basic Camp Option - If you are a sophomore, transfer student, or soon to be graduate student, you can still complete the ROTC program by attending ROTC Basic Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky this coming summer. Qualified applicants can also compete for a 2-year ROTC scholarship that pays $10K/year for room and board; $1200/year for books, and a monthly stipend up to $500. Non-scholarship cadets can receive a $5000 Basic Camp bonus upon completion of camp and signing the ROTC contract. If you want to learn more and see if you qualify, contact the Scholarship and Enrollment office at 319-273-6225 or firstname.lastname@example.org