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What is ROTC?

Army ROTC is the largest officer-producing organization with the American military, having commissioned more than half a million second lieutenants since its inception.

ROTC is a college based leadership program that teaches Military Science as an elective while the Student/Cadet continues to pursue their degree of choice. Students may enter the program with no military experience whatsoever, and/or be prior service. Upon graduation and completion of ROTC requirements, Cadets will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.

Today, Army ROTC has over 273 programs located at colleges and universities throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico with an enrollment of more than 35,000. It produces approximately 60 percent of the second lieutenants who join the active Army, the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve.