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What is ARMY ROTC?

You can become a Second Lieutenant at more than 700 colleges and universities around the country that offer Army ROTC courses (but of course we think our program is the best).  Whether you take the four-year program or just a few classes, ROTC is an elective available to you regardless of your major.

You can try Army ROTC for up to two years with no obligation while you work toward your college degree.  During that time, you'll learn the principles of management, leadership, and problem solving - skills that will help you as a Commissioned Officer in the Army or down the road in the corporate jungle.

When you enroll in Army ROTC, you'll meet other top students.  Many are presidents of their student governments, varsity captains, and members of honor rolls.  In the Cowboy Battalion, we've had several students be part of the Honors Program as well as Intramural Sport Champions.

Unlike most elective courses, Army ROTC training means spending time outside the classroom.  Way outside.  You may be leading your classmates on a tactical mission or taking part in an outdoor adventure.  You'll get hands-on experience in decision making, team building, organizing complex tasks all while you're earning college credit.  At the University of Wyoming this is even more true.  Just 15 minutes from the mountains, we have a huge training advantage over most schools, particularly those in urban areas. 

The Four-Year Program

The Army ROTC Basic Course is normally taken over two academic years, and includes classroom courses such as military history, leadership development, and national defense.  (If you don't have an Army ROTC scholarship, you can enroll with no future military obligation.)

After successfully completing the Basic Course, you'll move on to that Advanced Course, where you'll take classes in tactics, ethics, and professionalism.  Between your junior and senior year, you'll spend just over a month at the Cadet Leadership Course (CLC).  This is where you might build a bridge across a river or guide your group across difficult terrain, increasing your skills and learning to think quickly under pressure.

U.S. Army Cadet Command

For more information, visit the official home of Army ROTC to access news and information, read The Cadet magazine, and connect on Facebook, and Twitter. Access U.S. Army Cadet Command at,

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