Army ROTC

Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) is the best leadership course in the country and is part of your college curriculum. During class and field training, you will learn first-hand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and how to conduct missions as an Officer in the Army. 

Image of cadets participating in the Fall FTX

The Army Officer

The ultimate embodiment of Army Strong, Commissioned Officers are the leaders of the Army. They lead Soldiers during every aspect of a mission. Commissioned Officers are also supporters and problem solvers. They make decisions quickly, always focusing on completing the mission successfully and showing respect for their subordinates. Commissioned Officers lead from the front and adjust to environments that are always changing. To be a Commissioned Officer is to be respected as a Soldier, an inspiring leader and a servant of the nation. In addition to exhibiting self-discipline, initiative, confidence and intelligence, Commissioned Officers are physically fit and can perform under physical and mental pressures. They are judged by their ability to make decisions on their own and bear ultimate moral responsibility for those decisions.

Image from the 2017 Commissioning during CMU Commencement.

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The Journey

 The Reward