How can I join Army ROTC?
Enrolling in ROTC
Start Strong in life – enroll in Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), the college elective for undergraduate and graduate students that provides unrivaled leadership training for success in any career field. If you have a passion for it, you can find a place to fit in the Army as an officer and get the training you need to turn that passion into a career.
Whether you’re in college or already in the Army, you can become an officer in today’s Army through joining ROTC.
If you’re interested in enrolling in Army ROTC and you are in college, you can start by talking to the Army ROTC Enrollment Officer on campus about taking the Army ROTC basic elective course and about the incentives available, including opportunities to compete for two-, three-, or four-year merit-based scholarships.
Junior College and Graduate Students
If you have two years remaining in junior college or graduate school, you are still eligible to enroll in ArmyROTC. Talk to the Army ROTC Enrollment Officer on your campus.
Leader’s Training Course
This course is for those college students who want to complete Army ROTC training in two years. To qualify, you must complete a challenging and motivating 28-day training program at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon completion of the Leader’s Training Course (LTC), graduates return to campus prepared to enter the advanced course. Talk to the Army ROTC Enrollment Officer on your campus.
Learn about Army ROTC scholarships for college students.
If you are an enlisted Soldier in the Army and interested in becoming an officer, find out more about opportunities for Soldiers.
Learn about Army ROTC scholarships for Enlisted Soldiers.
Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
The Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S.Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. Cadets serve as officer trainees in the Army Reserve or National Guard while completing college. You can earn Army Reserve/National Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.