Army ROTC Mission
The Falcon Battalion (NCWC Bravo Company) will be recognized and known for a standard of academic and leadership excellence that prepares our graduates to be commissioned and succeed as the future officer leadership of the United States Army.
To recruit, retain, develop and commission the future officer leaders of the United States Army and motivate young people to be better citizens through support of local JROTC programs.
The objective of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is to train, motivate and prepare selected students with potential to serve as Commissioned Officers in the Regular Army, Army Reserve or the Army National Guard.
The program is designed to provide an understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of military art and science and to develop leadership and managerial potential in the student. A strong sense of personal integrity, honor and individual responsibility, and an appreciation of the requirements for national security are instilled in all students.
Enrollment in the Army ROTC Military Science courses is open to all students attending NCWC. The Army ROTC program offers elective courses for undergraduate and graduate students leading to a commission in the United States Army. Students may compete for four-year, three-year and two-year scholarships.
For more information, contact the Director of Military Studies, James Mercer, LTC USA (Ret), in the Hartness Student Center at 252.958.5340 or 252.955.7004.
ENROLLING IN ROTC
Start Strong in Life – Enroll in Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), the college elective for undergraduate and graduate students that provides leadership training for success in any career field.
If you have a passion for it, you can find a place to fit in the Army as an officer and get the training you need to turn that passion into a career.
Available at over 1,100 colleges and universities nationwide, ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that can pay up to the full cost of tuition and open educational opportunities.
Additional Scholarship Information HERE!
- U.S. Citizen
- Ages 17-26
- Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
- High school diploma or equivalent
- SAT: 920+ or ACT: 19+
- Meet physical standards
- Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
- Four-Year Scholarships
- Three-Year Scholarships
- Two-Year Scholarships
- Dedicated Army National Guard (DEDNG) Scholarship
- Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) Scholarship
All scholarship recipients receive $1,200 annually for books and a $420 monthly stipend (dependent on year student is in the ROTC program).
Q: If I join Army ROTC, does that mean I am joining the military?
A: No. ROTC is a training program for military officers, but the students in the program have not yet joined the military. Students who complete the ROTC program will join the military after graduating from college, at which time they will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the Army, National Guard or Army Reserve.
Q: What is my obligation?
A: Most ROTC graduates have a four-year commitment.
Q: How much time do students have to spend with ROTC each week?
A: Approximately six hours per week for freshmen and sophomores, eight hours per week for juniors and seniors.
What are the benefits of being in Army ROTC?
- Earn a commission with the World’s Greatest Fighting Force
- Opportunity to pursue a graduate degree
- Scholarships are available to help with the cost of tuition and books
- Free room and board for scholarship cadets at most institutions
- A monthly stipend given during the academic year while on scholarship
- Academic credits toward the completion of most degrees
- Opportunities for visits to Army bases
- Travel on military aircraft on a space-available basis
What are the career opportunities?
We offer over 100 career fields, including:
Aircraft – pilot, navigator, maintenance
Missiles – missile launch operators, maintenance
Engineering – research, development and technical management in various engineering fields
Science – mathematics, nuclear physics, meteorology
Computer Science – programming, systems analysis, development
Law – labor, claims, international contracts, military justice, legal assistance
Health Sciences – physician, dentist, nurse
Management – intelligence, security forces, personnel, supply, finance, communications, electronics, munitions
Students and Parents: For questions regarding general information, how to join Army ROTC or scholarships contact James Mercer, LTC USA (Ret) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252.985.5340/252.955.7004.
JROTC Cadets: Start by contacting your Cadet Chain of Command, Senior Army Instructor or Military Science Instructor.