Javelina Battalion ROTC

Kingsville Army ROTC

Adventure Training
Leadership Experience
Scholarship Opportunities
Potential Future Career

Army ROTC is one of the most demanding and successful leadership programs in the country. The training a student receives in Army ROTC teaches leadership development, military skills and career training. Courses take place both in the classroom and in the field and are mixed with normal academic studies. Additional summer programs, such as Jump School, may also be attended. Upon completion, an Army ROTC graduate is awarded officer status in the Army.

 What is ROTC?

ROTC stands for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. It is a program of study taken in
addition to regular college courses. The program includes a specified sequence of
leadership, management, and professional knowledge classes as well as “hands on”
leadership experience. For instance, a ROTC Cadet may be found leading classmates
through adventure training, down a 60 foot rappel tower, or through a rigorous and
demanding obstacle course. 

Army ROTC produces approximately 70% of the officers entering the Army each year and is available nationwide.  Newly commissioned Second Lieutenants have responsibilities that far exceed those of most new college graduates and separate themselves from their peers upon graduation by having already demonstrated a willingness and desire to lead.  

The Army ROTC program provides more scholarships than any other program in America, with merit-based benefits going to around 15,000 students each year.  The total amount of scholarships benefits paid this year currently stands at over $300 million.  

What can ROTC do for me?

  • Provide realistic leadership and management experience while a college student.
  • Enhance your resume. Hiring managers identify Army ROTC attendees as some of the best potential new hires in all fields of industry.
  • Provide an opportunity to participate in field training exercises, adventure training, paintball, sports competitions, and Army training both domestic and around the world.
  • Provide broader insight into the current complex global situation.
  • Provide numerous opportunities for generous scholarships.
  • Provide opportunities for summer internships with businesses, community organizations, military schools, and cultural understanding programs abroad.  
  • Train you to become a future leader in academia, industry, or government.
  • Develop yourself physically through demanding exercise training, confidence building exercises, and classes in sports nutrition, physiology, and fitness.  

This page was last updated on: December 12, 2018