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Army ROTC

Training and Curriculum

The Basic Course normally takes place during your first two years in college as elective courses. It normally involves one elective class or lab each semester. You learn basic military skills and the fundamentals of leadership, as well as start the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader. You can take Army ROTC Basic Course without a military commitment.

Freshman Year: The Role of the Army

Teamwork exercise

Sophomore Year: The Role of an Officer

Army ROTC Advanced Course

The Advanced Course takes place during your last two years in college as elective courses. It normally includes one elective class or lab each semester, plus a summer leadership course. You learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning and decision-making. Entering the Advanced Course requires a commitment to serve as an Officer in the U.S. Army after you graduate.

Junior Year: Small Unit Training

Rappelling exercise

Senior Year: Transition to Becoming an Officer

Training exercise

Leader Development and Assessment Course:

Every Army ROTC Cadet who enters into the Advanced Course attends the Leader Development and Assessment Course. It's a four-week summer course to evaluate and train all Army ROTC Cadets. This course normally takes place between your junior and senior years of college, and is conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington.


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