Department of Military Science (Army ROTC)
The mission of the Army ROTC Program is to train college men and women to become commissioned officers in sufficient numbers to meet Active Army, Army Reserve and National Guard requirements.
Program of Instruction
The Army ROTC program consists of a voluntary Basic Course (freshmen and sophomore level) and a two-year Advanced Course (junior and senior level) that includes a four-week Cadet Leaders Course in the summer prior to the senior year. One may enter the Advanced Course without participating in the Basic Course by any of the following methods:
- Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP): Members of Reserve or National Guard units may take advantage of this program and, if accepted, enroll directly into the Advanced Course. SMP participants will be assigned to a unit near NC State or home for part-time monthly officer training and will receive the ROTC Advanced Course subsistence payment of $450 per month for Juniors and $500 for Seniors, plus approximately $200 per month for the one weekend of Reserve or Guard training. In addition, two weeks of Annual Training will be required for which the individual will receive full pay.
- Prior Service: Service veterans are eligible for placement into the Advanced Course.
- Leader’s Training Course (LTC): Successful completion of the four-week basic summer camp, held at Ft. Knox, Kentucky is an alternative to the Basic Course. Students with strong academic credentials may receive a scholarship after completing this course.
- Transfer Credit: Students entering as transfer students from other institutions may receive credit for work completed at other Senior ROTC units.
- Junior ROTC: Students who have participated in a Junior ROTC in high school may receive placement credit as determined by the Professor of Military Science.
All full-time freshmen and sophomores may enroll in any Military Science Basic Course offering without obligation to the Army. To be eligible for participation in the Advanced Course, applicants must be in good academic standing and demonstrate satisfactory performance in the Basic Course. Additionally, applicants for commissioning must be able to be commissioned by their 30th birthday. An age waiver may be obtained as long as the individual will be commissioned prior to his/her 32nd birthday. A student must have a minimum of two years remaining as a full-time student at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
Professional Military Education
There are five Professional Military Education (PME) courses which must be taken or have an approval of a waiver obtained for them. All but one content area (Military History) are automatically met by completion of the university's General Education Distribution Requirements. PME requirements must be completed or waived prior to commissioning.
Delays for Graduate Study
Qualified ROTC graduates may delay their entry into active service in order to obtain advanced academic degrees. Fellowships for advanced academic study are available to selected ROTC graduates, allowing up to two years of graduate study while receiving full pay and allowances plus payment for tuition, all fees, textbooks, and required supplies.
Army scholarships of two to four years which pay for tuition, all fees and textbooks are available on a competitive basis to students who are strongly motivated and academically qualified. Scholarships pay:
- Full tuition and mandatory fees or applied towards room & board
- A $900 per semester book allowance
- A tax-free stipend based on academic status during the academic year ($350 per month for Freshmen, $400 per month for Sophomores, $450 for Juniors, and $500 for Seniors)
Scholarship recipients may serve four years active duty upon commissioning or eight years in the United States Army Reserve or National Guard. Service consists of one weekend drill per month and two weeks annual training.
Army ROTC classes are unique, offering instruction and a practical, working knowledge of leadership. Students are challenged early in the ROTC training to enable them to develop sound judgment, the desire to achieve, acceptance of responsibility, personal confidence, and to learn the principles of personnel management. The primary vehicle for this training during the academic year is Leadership Laboratory, where cadet officers and non-commissioned officers conduct instruction under the supervision of the Department of Military Science’s faculty. The intensive Cadet Summer Course is extremely effective in developing an individual emotionally, mentally and physically. All Army ROTC training is focused on preparing the student to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s society, whether in a military or civilian career.
Distinguished Military Students
The University names outstanding Army ROTC students as Distinguished Military Graduates.
Uniforms for contracted Cadets are provided by the federal government.
Our Administrative Office is located at the Reynolds Coliseum at 2411 Dunn Ave.
Professor of Military Science
- LTC Joshua Trimble
- MSG Joseph Aiello, Senior Military Instructor
- CPT Cedric Cato, APMS/MSI Instructor
- SSG Marshall Clark, National Guard Recruiter/Career Counselor
- CPT Joseph Fix, APMS/MSIII Instructor/ Operations
- SSG Arthur Jones, MSI/Color Guard Coordinator
- MAJ Roger De Leon, Executive Officer/APMS
- SFC Gerardo Salazar, MSI Instructor/ Human Resources
- Mr. Stephen Johnson, Recruiting Operations Officer
- Mr. Robert Newman, Supply Technician
- Ms. Rashita Adams, Human Resources Assistant