The U.S. Army Cadet Command selects, educates, trains, and commissions college students to be officers and leaders of character in the Total Army; instills the values of citizenship, national and community service, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment in high school students.
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is a program which can enhance your education by providing unique leadership and management experience. It helps you develop the qualities necessary for success in either a military or civilian career. Students are given a valuable opportunity to build for the future by earning a college degree and an Army Officer’s commission at the same time.
Army ROTC training establishes an essential difference between ROTC and other college graduates. Army ROTC cadets are taught to be leaders and are provided hands on experience in managing physical, financial, and human resources. They often possess a higher level of self-confidence and superior decision making abilities. Employers value these leadership qualities and prefer them in the people they hire. That’s why ROTC students frequently begin their civilian careers at a higher level of responsibility than other college graduates and often go on to even higher levels of success. Eight point five percent of the Fortune 500 CEOs are prior military officers.
Your membership in ROTC says a lot about you. It says that you accept the challenges and responsibilities of leadership, that you enjoy teamwork, and shared success. It also shows that you’re concerned about your future and your country’s future.