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Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is an excellent path to college for those seeking to develop leadership qualities like poise, physical stamina, and self discipline. Although these are traits that can build success in any career, the Army invests in eligible candidates because it gains officers with diverse educational backgrounds and experiences.

Simultaneously, ROTC graduates have the opportunity to use their experience in leadership positions, enabling the Army to relate to the diversity of our ever-changing society.

ROTC will prepare you to receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Upon graduation, the new 2LT could serve as a full-time active duty officer or a part-time leader in the U.S. Army Reserve or National Guard.

Enhance your education

ROTC provides extensive leadership and management opportunities found in few other courses on campus.


Each year, thousands of Army ROTC graduates enter the civilian employment market. Because ROTC cadets train to accept increasing responsibility right from the start, the men and women trained by the ROTC program step into civilian careers at a higher level than many of their non-ROTC classmates.

For Army nurses, there is specialty training after graduation offered in such areas as obstetrics and gynecology, critical care, psychiatric and mental health, operating room and community health nursing. Opportunities for advanced degree programs fully funded by the Army are also available.

The 4-year program

The Army ROTC program is offered in addition to your regular college classes and allows you to pursue almost any major you choose. The first two years of Army ROTC course electives are the Basic Course, followed by the two final years of the Advanced course. During the summer between your junior and senior years, your leadership training will be put to the test during an intensive five week Leader Development and Assessment aCourse (LDAC).

Below is a sample schedule of what to look forward to:

Fall Introduction to the Army (2 cr.) Leadership and Decision Making (3 cr.) Training Management and Warfighting Functions (3 cr.) The Army Officer (3 cr.)
Spring Foundation of Agile and Adaptive Leadership (2 cr.) Army Doctrine and Team Development (3 cr.) Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations (3 cr.) Company Grade Leadership (3 cr.)
Summer     Cadet Leadership Course / Advanced Camp
or Army ROTC Nursing

Several ROTC scholarships are available to Capital students

The Army offers a limited number of four-year, three-year and two-year ROTC scholarships that are awarded to the most outstanding students who apply. These highly competitive scholarships pay for tuition and most on-campus educational expenses as well as a book allowance of $1,200 per year. The scholarship also provides a monthly allowance ranging from $300 - $500 while in school. 

Additionally, all scholarship cadets attending Capital University receive free room and board in the residence halls. There is
no obligation to apply for these scholarships so each student is encouraged to contact the Admission Office and talk to one of the counselors.

You still can complete ROTC and receive a commission, even if you are not on an ROTC scholarship. 

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