ROTC CREDIT FOR MILITARY SERVICE
Your military experience could satisfy credit
requirements for the ROTC Basic Course, the first two years of Army ROTC. This means that, if credit is granted and provided
you are not on an Army ROTC scholarship, you can skip the freshman and sophomore years of ROTC and enroll directly in the
LEARNING TO BE A LEADER
In the ROTC Advanced Course, you will learn
leadership, organization and management skills as well as tactics, and ethics and professionalism; qualities essential to
a future Army Officer or being successful in any civilian career. Your instruction will go beyond the simple classroom instruction
to help you gain practical management and leadership experience.
PRACTICING WHAT YOU LEARN
At Advanced Camp, between your junior and
senior years, you'll put into practice the principles, theories and decision-making skills you learned in the classroom. You'll
plan and execute tactical missions, and you'll shoulder a lot of responsibility as you are given the opportunity to serve
in leadership positions. At the end of six weeks, you'll leave Advanced Camp with renewed pride and increased confidence in
your ability to serve as a leader in the officer corps. In addition to the training, you will also be paid while at Advanced
FINANCIAL HELP DURING COLLEGE
You may be eligible to compete for an ROTC scholarship while you're in college. If eligible, you may also collect
any VA benefits to which you would normally be entitled.
YOUR AGE AT COMMISSIONING
To be awarded an ROTC scholarship, you must
be under 27 years of age on June 30th of the year you expect to graduate and receive your officer's commission. As a veteran,
however, you may receive up to a three-year extension for your past military service. Non-scholarship cadets must be less
than 30 years of age at the time of commissioning. Requests for a waiver of age may be considered on an individual basis.
JOIN ROTC AND THE GUARD OR RESERVE WHILE
YOU'RE IN COLLEGE
You may be able to take advantage of a program
that allows you to participate in ROTC and enlist in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve at the same time, provided a
vacancy exists in either a Guard or Reserve unit. It's called the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), and it means that
while you're still in college, you can be gaining valuable experience and earning extra income. Because under the SMP, you
will be paid at the rate of at least a Sergeant E-5 for your Guard or Reserve service, and you'll receive the ROTC Advanced
Course allowance as well.
You'll serve as an officer trainee in a Guard or Reserve unit and perform duties commensurate
with the grade of second lieutenant. And once you are graduated and commissioned, you may continue your military service with
your unit or apply for active duty.
FIND OUT MORE!
Army ROTC is a good deal. It's an even better
deal for veterans like you. Because Army ROTC helps you apply what you've already learned to new situations as you train for
a leadership role. You'll receive an officer's commission and when you return to active duty, your previous active duty enlisted
time will even count toward both longevity pay and retirement.