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LEARNING TO LEAD: AMERICA’S MILITARY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

See how the unique training, mentorship and experiences you get at 2-year American Military Junior Colleges and 4-year American Senior Military Colleges distinctly prepare you to become a leader and a commissioned officer.

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  • Making the Right Decision

    Sgt Tyree Brown talks about why he joined - stuck at a job, wanted a career. Ben...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Making the Right Decision
    01:41
  • Making the Right Decision-2

    Sgt Tyree Brown talks about how he was before joining the army - quiet, video ge...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Making the Right Decision-2
    01:42
  • Tanya Forbes

    Tanya Forbes talk about how she feels the Army was the best thing for her son Jo...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Education

    Tanya Forbes
    00:46
  • An Education in Benefits

    SPC Antoine Grimes describes a day of life on post: 9-5 day, have time to spend ...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    An Education in Benefits
    00:39
  • Gaining Experience

    Mother SPC Antoine Grimes concerned about son when he graduated high school. Mot...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Gaining Experience
    00:40
  • Pvt Jonathan Hughes

    Mother of PV2, Jonathan Hughes talks about his childhood - mischievous, spoiled....

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Pvt Jonathan Hughes
    01:32
  • Spc Jodie Wood

    SPC Jodie Wood - parents talks about the of person their daughter is and how it ...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Spc Jodie Wood
    00:48
  • Leading and Living

    Captain Eugene Handza, Pharmacist (Reserve) talks about role/experience/benefits...

    Leading and Living
    01:32
  • Captain Eugene Handza - Pharmacist (Reserve)

    Captain Eugene Handza, Pharmacist (Reserve) talks further about job details and ...

    Captain Eugene Handza - Pharmacist (Reserve)
    02:01
  • Captain Seth Holland

    Captain Holland, a physician assistant at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, near San Anto...

    Captain Seth Holland
    01:10
  • A Healthy Army

    2nd Lieutenant Tara Johnson, Dietitian (Reserve) (65C) talks about role/experien...

    A Healthy Army
    01:44
  • Opportunities

    1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes, Critical Care Nurse talks about role/experience/b...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Nurse Medical Professions

    Opportunities
    02:24
  • 1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes - Critical Care Nurse

    1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes, Critical Care Nurse discusses why she joined army...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Nurse Medical Corps

    1st Lieutenant Savannah Estes - Critical Care Nurse
    02:33
  • Saving Dogs that Save Soldiers

    As a child, he “wanted to be able to fix dogs.” Now Lt. Col. Rob Goodman is an A...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Veterinarian Medical Corps

    Saving Dogs that Save Soldiers
    01:26
  • Inside the Band

    Soldiers talk about their interest in music.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Army Bands Careers

    Army band singers
    Inside the Band
    01:22
  • Inside the Band

    Soldiers talk about their audition experiences.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Army Bands Audition

    Inside the Band
    01:32
  • Inside the Band

    Soldier's talk about the School of Music.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Army Bands Careers

    Inside the Band
    01:12
  • Inside the band

    Soldiers talk about being an Army Band member.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs Featured

    TAGS: Army Bands Careers

    Army band drummer
    Inside the band
    02:13
  • LEARNING TO LEAD: AMERICA’S MILITARY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

    See how the unique training, mentorship and experiences you get at 2-year Americ...

    CATEGORY: Education Officership ROTC

    Learning to Lead
    LEARNING TO LEAD: AMERICA’S MILITARY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
    7:39
  • Steady employment, pay raises, promotions

    The Army has provided at least $100,000 in education benefits to me…I’ve been em...

    CATEGORY: Officership Benefits Education

    Caggins
    Steady employment, pay raises, promotions
    1:01
  • Starting at the top

    Captain Kenrick Forrester “knows how to lead people across any spectrum…. Here I...

    CATEGORY: ROTC Education Officership

    Forrester
    Starting at the top
    1:01
  • Army ROTC: From Student to Officer

    Cadet Richard Dolan knew he wanted to become a leader. See why he chose Army ROT...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership ROTC

    Cadet Richard Dolan
    Army ROTC: From Student to Officer
    04:00
  • Officer Candidate School: A Leader in 12 Weeks

    In OCS, college graduates and Soldiers with degrees, like Candidate Ricky Jones,...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership Officer Candidate School

    OCS Candidate Ricky Jones
    Officer Candidate School: A Leader in 12 Weeks
    03:56
  • West Point: Graduate as an Officer

    A rigorous curriculum and unparalleled training in leadership, that’s why Cadet ...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    Cadet Jae Yu
    West Point: Graduate as an Officer
    03:58
  • Direct Commission: From Civilian to Officer

    If you have a specialized profession or background as a civilian, you can be dir...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership Direct Commission

    CPT Airin Rhinehart
    Direct Commission: From Civilian to Officer
    03:55
  • NHRA Video Blog 4

    "The meticulous testing of every part of the car is for one end goal: winning. ...

    NHRA Video Blog 4
  • Money For Your Education

    Soldier talks about her experience before the Army: had difficulty completing ...

    CATEGORY: Education

    TAGS: Benefits Education

    Money For Your Education
    00:33
  • Taking Classes While In The Army

    getting paid to go to college, earn college credit for military school and train...

    CATEGORY: Education

    TAGS: Benefits Education

    Taking Classes While In The Army
    00:25
  • DRILL SERGEANT GABRIEL TEMPLES

    Drill Sergeant Gabriel Temples from Texas, answers Tanner from Metamora, Michiga...

    DRILL SERGEANT GABRIEL TEMPLES
  • DRILL SERGEANT GABRIEL TEMPLES

    Drill Sergeant Gabriel Temples answers Tanner from Metamora, Michigan who asks; ...

    DRILL SERGEANT GABRIEL TEMPLES
  • DIRECT COMMISSION

    Video of two post graduates that obtained education and officership through the ...

    DIRECT COMMISSION
    03:02
  • Episode 2:

    The Army teaches you strong leadership skills. Same thing with NCAA sports.

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    Episode 2:
    04:37
  • Episode 10:

    Find out what an Army MP instructor has to say about coaching NCAA football.

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    Episode 10:
    04:37
  • West Point Instructor / Athletic Director

    See how managing Soldiers and college athletes requires similar leadership skill...

    CATEGORY: Officership

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    West Point Instructor / Athletic Director
    06:09
  • Military Police Instructor / NCAA Linebacker Coach

    Watch a U.S. Army MP instructor go one on one with an NCAA football coach.

    TAGS: Officership West Point

    Military Police Instructor / NCAA Linebacker Coach
    04:37
  • My efforts to figure out what I am doing in life. I want

    Col. Timothy Kopra answers Jonathon Johnson from North Chicago, Illinois, who as...

    CATEGORY: Space

    TAGS: Space Astronaut

    My efforts to figure out what I am doing in life. I want
    01:03
  • The Campus Cadre

    Soldiers describe the role of the cadre of the ROTC program. Role of the Cadre i...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Leadership

    The Campus Cadre
    01:38
  • Start Strong

    Soldier's talk about their ROTC experiences.

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: Army ROTC Leadership

    Start Strong
    03:00
  • Different Programs For Different Needs

    Soldiers and Professors talk about the ROTC program and their experiences.

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Colleges

    Different Programs For Different Needs
    01:53
  • An Enhanced Education

    Soldiers in the Army ROTC Nurse program talks about: the program, benefits of be...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    An Enhanced Education
    02:33
  • Greater Responsibilities

    Soldiers in the Army ROTC Nurse program talks about: their experiences, advanta...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Greater Responsibilities
    02:24
  • A Way to Pay for College

    Soldiers talk about their experience of joining ROTC and its educational benefit...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Money For College

    A Way to Pay for College
    02:06
  • Making of an Officer

    Soldiers talk about the ROTC program and personal experiences. ROTC benefits: ci...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC West Point

    Making of an Officer
    02:21
  • Making of an Officer

    Soldiers talk about the ROTC program and personal experiences, experience of the...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Officers

    Making of an Officer
    02:59
  • First Lieutenant Maureen Bickett

    First Lieutenant Maureen Bickett (Reserve Officer) talks about experience/benefi...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    First Lieutenant Maureen Bickett
    01:07
  • A Most Rewarding Experience

    Hear why First Lieutenant Clint Bickett found ROTC “the most rewarding experienc...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Medical Corps

    First Lieutenant Clint Bickett
    A Most Rewarding Experience
    01:18
  • Jeff Davis

    Find out how Jeff jumped from high school athletics to college and Army ROTC.

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    Jeff Davis
    01:14
  • Getting the Most Out of College

    Cadet Jeff David (Reserve, cadet) talks about experience/benefits - started in j...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Sports Management

    Getting the Most Out of College
    01:26
  • A World of Options

    The first in his family to attend college thanks to an ROTC scholarship, John Pa...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Training

    A World of Options
    01:43
  • Becoming a Leader

    John Paul and his ROTC superiors discuss his leadership development and personal...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Leadership

    Becoming a Leader
    02:06
  • Get The Education You Want

    Major Otto Padron (Reserve, Officer), talks about experience/benefits - how/why ...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Education

    Get The Education You Want
    01:12
  • RJ Custodio

    With the help of an ROTC scholarship, RJ is able to pay for college while gainin...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    RJ Custodio
    01:06
  • RJ Custodio

    Cadet RJ Custodio (Reserve, cadet), talks about experience/benefits - why he joi...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    RJ Custodio
    01:16
  • True Camaraderie

    Cadet Marissa Bernadette (Reserve) talks about experience/benefits - Experience ...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    True Camaraderie
    01:50
  • Becoming A Leader

    Cadet Marissa Bernadette (Reserve) talks about experience/benefits - Being in RO...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Becoming A Leader
    01:43
  • Furthering Her Career

    Cadet Marissa Bernadette (Reserve) talks about experience/benefits - similarites...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Furthering Her Career
    01:25
  • Welcome To goarmy.com

    Explore over 150 different careers you can train for and find out from real Sold...

    CATEGORY: About the Army

    TAGS: Careers Soldier Life

    Welcome To goarmy.com
    00:36
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LEARNING TO LEAD: AMERICA’S MILITARY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

See how the unique training, mentorship and experiences you get at 2-year American Military Junior Colleges and 4-year American Senior Military Colleges distinctly prepare you to become a leader and a commissioned officer.

Leadership comes from within. Leadership has to be inculcated from inside. It’s gotta be in your heart. You gotta want to motivate men and women and lead them to excellence… the quiet courage, the unerring compass by which I lead today.
It was something I’d never tried before. It was a good opportunity. I took advantage of it and I love it.
I love the atmosphere here, I love seeing all the Cadets in uniform. It was just, it was a motivating experience.
Going this route, going to this school, getting the education, it’s enabled me to really fulfill my ambitions in life.
I find Cadets are attracted to senior military colleges for a couple of primary reasons. They want to become a Commissioned Officer, and they also want to have a college experience.
Even though some people think that it’s divided because you have the military school atmosphere and the civilian atmosphere, when it comes to classes and clubs, we’re actually pretty interconnected.
You sit out in the stands and being able to look up and just see 85,000 plus people, the crowd’s just roaring, it’s just amazing.
Most of the R.O.T.C. programs at American universities are four-year programs. The military junior college is a unique institution in that we frontload all the military training and actually commission them after their sophomore year.
They can take you from not knowing anything, and in two years, they can turn you into an Officer. And I see the improvement that I’ve personally made just in one year.
Come on, come on!
One of the main reasons I came here was the E.C.P. program, the Early Commissioning Program. The Early Commissioning Program is a program where I will be a lieutenant in two years of schooling. And then I go to another college for two more years to get my bachelor’s degree, and you get to decide after that whether you want to go Active, Reserve or National Guard. You get the training, you get experience not only in the military but just as a leader that you can use in the civilian world. You’re more disciplined, more organized, you’re better in front of people.
The Corps sets you up to succeed in whatever your life goals are. Cadets here have gone on to be generals, to run multi-million dollar organizations in the civilian sector.
C.E.O.s, senior business officials, senior government officials, the sky’s the limit on what they can achieve.
They’re learning how to be leaders in what I like to call Leadership Laboratory. And they learn from those experiences day in and day out.
The leadership experience that you get here is not just theory… you put it into practice, and you can’t really find that in many other places.
We actually step into the roles of squad leaders, of platoon sergeants, of first sergeants, and so forth, and you get graded on that.
I commanded a Cadet company for an entire year, and I actually had a full staff that was mirrored exactly off of an infantry company in the military.
When you get out of college, you still have more experience leading people than any other college kid.
I’m not gonna be afraid of taking on leadership positions. That’s the biggest difference. It’s gonna be second nature to take on those leadership roles.
You need to be able to instill motivation and learn how to inspire people, and that’s what I’ve learned here.
And one of the aspects of learning to lead is learning to follow. And we do that by ensuring that they are well advised, that they are mentored, they are counseled.
I really like the academics here. For one, it’s the smaller classes as opposed to a traditional school, so there’s more opportunity for that one-on-one with the teacher.
What are we interested in? Yes sir, mister…
They know you by name and when you go in for help, they can help you personally because they know what your study habits are and they know how you learn.
The difference here is we’re just waiting for the kids to come in and see us because it makes our day.
And they will sit down and personally help you if you want their advice. That right there is a big advantage. How many times have you sat at home and couldn’t figure out a math problem, and your teacher wasn’t around? Right now, we have teachers in the building, three or four of them, every night to help you out with that.
The Army is investing in the leaders of tomorrow. One way they’re doing it is the college scholarships.
I am on Army four-year R.O.T.C. scholarship, and it pays for your tuition, your books and your student fees.
I love talking about scholarships. At this point, Cadet Command has more scholarship dollars available than we have qualified applicants.
It’s a good opportunity for Cadets to come in and have their school paid for so that they don’t have anything to worry about. They can focus on their studies, and once they get commissioned into the Army, they can have all the skills necessary to be a good Officer.
I have no student loans. So overall, I’m almost getting school for free.
When I was in the corps of Cadets, that was your life. All the challenges that were placed on you, you had a bond with those who had a shared interest and went through the same challenges of being here. It wasn’t something that was given to you. It was something that you had to earn. I think the very same is true today. Those are endearing friendships.
Something different, something unique, you know. You go through trials together and you overcome those trials together, and I think that builds stronger friendships for later on down the road.
We’re like a big family. We love each other, we hate each other. But we all have to work together, and come game time, we’re able to make the impossible happen.
I’ve made some of the best friends. You go through so much with them, you just make a bond. They’re your brothers and sisters here.
It means a lot to be a second lieutenant in the United States Army. It means that I get the opportunity to lead the sons and daughters of this nation, gives me the opportunity to contribute my part in serving this country. And it doesn’t only mean a lot to me, it means a lot to my family.
I have much more ambition than I ever had before. I see so much more that I could be doing with my life, and I have so much more drive to do it.
We all have something greater to consider. So that right there makes it all worth it. You have to experience it to understand how great it is.
Personal motivation, academic excellence, physical courage and intellectual courage. This is not just military service. This is service to nation. That comes from that spirit. That is why they are here.
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