Army ROTC and Military Science


What is Army ROTC?

Army ROTC is a program of study that combines electives in military science with practical leadership training to prepare men and women to become Army officers. ROTC opens the doors to a variety of exciting careers, extra-curricular activities and advanced military training. Upon successful completion of the Army ROTC program and graduating from college, cadets receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, the Army Reserves or the Army National Guard.

Why Army ROTC at Miami?

How can Army ROTC benefit my student?

With scholarship benefits up to $185,000, Army ROTC can set students on a path to becoming an Army Officer. A commission as an officer in the U.S. Army can be a distinctive achievement along with their college degree. It provides several opportunities for service to country, either full time on active duty or part-time as they pursue their civilian career.

New second Lieutenants typically are charged with immediate responsibility for training, supervising, and caring for over 30 soldiers and millions of dollars of equipment. They quickly gain the leadership and decision making experience highly sought by industry.

How does my student get in the Program?

Getting into Army ROTC is as easy as registering for a course. Students can enter the basic course as a first-year or sophomore, and can even enter directly into advanced course (junior year) by attending Advance Camp at Fort Knox, KY the summer after their sophomore year. Veterans or students in the Reserve or National Guard receive credit for the basic course.

How do Army ROTC courses fit in?

Army ROTC involves a three credit hour Military Science course and a weekly leadership lab each semester. First-year students take introductory basic courses after entering into a contract with the Army.

Career Opportunities

After graduating from Miami University, students who complete the ROTC program receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant (2LT). The student has the option of serving in the National Guard or Army Reserves as part-time career, or on active duty in the regular Army as a full-time professional. Lieutenants lead people, while managing equipment, vehicle fleets, and financial resources. Officer career specialties in the Army are as diverse as those found in the civilian sector.

The 18 basic branches students can commission into as an Army officer include: Engineering, Nursing, Signal Corps, Finance, Transportation, Armor, Field Artillery, Air Defense, Artillery, Cyber, Military Intelligence, Medical Service Corps, Military Police, Ordinance, Aviation, Adjutant General, Infantry, Chemical, and Quartermaster.

Be a Leader, Not a follower

For More Information Contact:

Mr. Ramsey or MSG Harman

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