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Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes.

It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment.

Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition, too.

You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an Officer in the Army.

What it means to be an army officer

Being an Officer in the U.S. Army means you're a leader, a counselor, a strategist and a motivator.

It's similar to being a vital manager in a corporation. As an Officer, you will lead other Soldiers in all situations and adjust in environments that are always changing.

They are driven to achieve success with their team on every mission.

Army ROTC benefits

Army ROTC is one of the Nation's top leadership programs, with many benefits to joining. Through Army ROTC you can:

  • Get help with your college tuition with an Army ROTC scholarship
  • Gain experience you can't find anywhere else
  • Gain the respect of your peers and future employers
  • Train to become a leader and manager

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)

AFROTC is a nationwide program that allows students to pursue commissions (become officers) in the United Stated Air Force (USAF) while simultaneously attending college.

AFROTC classes are held on college campuses throughout the United States and Puerto Rico; students can register through normal course registration processes.

AFROTC consists of four years of Aerospace Studies classes (Foundations of the USAF, Evolution of USAF and Space Power, Air Force Leadership Studies, and National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty), and a corresponding Leadership Laboratory for each year (where students apply leadership skills, demonstrate command and effective communication, develop physical fitness, and practice military customs and courtesies).

College students enrolled in the AFROTC program (known as “cadets”) who successfully complete both AFROTC training and college degree requirements will graduate and simultaneously commission as Second Lieutenants in the Active Duty Air Force.

The AFROTC program is currently offered at WILKES UNIVERSITY, but they have a crosstown agreement that allows our students to enroll in AFROTC and become full-fledged cadet participants. For more information on AFROTC course descriptions, please review www.wilkes.edu/pages/319.asp.

For more information on the AFROTC program, please review rotcdl@wilkes.edu.