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Joining ROTC can be a life changing experience. Keep reading to find out how.

Why Join ROTC?

  • The program can be completed in just two years by attending a 5-week Basic Camp.
  • If you are interested in the Reserves or National Guard then you can complete the ROTC program in 2 years while you serve with your unit. You will also collect the stipend, book money, and full tuition.
  • You'll be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant the day you graduate and can be making the civilian equivalency of $68,000 within your first four years on active duty.
  • Financial aid incentives.
  • Receive a monthly stipend (tax-free) topping out at $500 for seniors, plus $600 a year for books.

How To Join

Qualifications for the Basic Course

  1. Be a full time student at Campbell University, UNC Pembroke, Methodist College, or Fayetteville State University
  2. Not be a Conscientious Objector
  3. Be of Good Moral Character
  4. Not have any Tattoos specifically prohibited by Army policy
  5. Be a U.S. Citizen
  6. Be in good physical condition

Qualifications for the Advanced Course

  1. Meet all of the previous requirements to enter the Basic Course.
  2. Not have any civil convictions, adverse adjudications, or court marshal convictions other than minor traffic violations less than $250.00. Not have more than 3 dependents.
  3. Never have used drugs; or be a self admitted limited/experimental user of drugs who has not used within 6 months of contracting.
  4. Sign a loyalty oath.
  5. If prior service, have an honorable discharge from the Armed Services with a qualifying RE code of 1 on DD Form 214.
  6. Meet one of the following criteria: have credit for MS 101/102/201/202, complete Cadet Command’s Leadership Training Course, or complete Basic Training in one of the Armed Forces.
  7. Have a college GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  8. Score at least 180 points with 60 points in each event on a single Army Physical Fitness Test.
  9. Successfully pass a Department of Defense Medical Evaluation Review Board physical. The most common non-waiver disqualifiers during this physical are: documented asthma after the age of 13; ADD/ADHD, depression treatment, or academic skills disorders within the past 12 months; ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, scoliosis-curvature of the spine in excess of 30 degrees, or prior service with a permanent profile.
  10. Be younger than the age of 31 at time of commissioning