What is Army ROTC?
Army ROTC is the Army
Reserve Officers’ Training
Army ROTC cadets learn all the basic soldier and troop
leading skills they need to succeed as future officers.
Confidence, discipline, respect, and selfless service are
all instilled in cadets as they participate in Army ROTC.
These traits will be useful regardless of what career path
Army ROTC is a series of elective courses offered at the
University of Colorado- Boulder (CU-Boulder) and Colorado
School of Mines (CSM) for students attending CU-Boulder,
CSM, University of Colorado-Denver and Health Sciences
Center, the University of Denver, Regis University, the
Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colorado Christian
University, and several nearby community colleges. The
program combines topics in military science with practical
leadership training to prepare men and women to become Army
officers. ROTC also opens doors to a variety of exciting
careers, extracurricular activities, and advanced military
training. Upon successful completion of the Army ROTC
program and graduation from college, cadets receive a
commission as a Second Lieutenant (2LT) in the U.S. Army,
the Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard.
Army ROTC at CU-Boulder will quickly build the confidence
and self-discipline necessary to succeed in your studies and
help prepare you for success after graduation. You will
learn how to motivate and lead others, manage complex tasks,
and communicate ideas effectively; the same traits
prospective employers will be looking for when you graduate.
ROTC is not an academic major, but it is designed to
complement your regular college courses. ROTC courses fit
right into your regular college schedule. You can enroll in
ROTC for the first two years (the "Basic Course") with no
military obligation, unless you apply for and accept an ROTC
scholarship. You will be in the company of a diverse group
of high caliber individuals with broad interests:
individuals who were presidents of their student
governments, captains of their varsity sports teams, club
presidents, and members of the National Honor Society.