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Army ROTC: From Student to Officer

Cadet Richard Dolan knew he wanted to become a leader. See why he chose Army ROTC as his path from college student to 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

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    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...

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    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
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Army ROTC: From Student to Officer

Cadet Richard Dolan knew he wanted to become a leader. See why he chose Army ROTC as his path from college student to officer.

CADET RICHARD DOLAN I went to military school when I was in the 7th and 8th grade. So I was pretty much on track for the Army since about that time. The Army R.O.T.C. is Reserve Officer Training Corps. When you come into R.O.T.C. you could either commission into the Army Reserve, the Army National Guard or Army Active Duty.
LTC JOSEPH PISHOCK Army R.O.T.C. is a process by which we take a college student who is interested in a career of service to the Nation and we give them the skills, the education and the training required to serve as an Officer in the United States Army. An officer is inherently someone who can turn their thoughts into someone else's action. That's not an easy skill to learn and certainly a very difficult skill to master. I'd submit to you that that's valuable in any career in any walk of life.
CADET RICHARD DOLAN My path into R.O.T.C. was straight from high school into college. I spoke with a recruitment officer here at St. John's University and he put me on track to get admitted to the school. So once I met the age requirements and the medical requirements I contracted into an active duty scholarship.
LTC JOSEPH PISHOCK For those who know that Army R.O.T.C. is what they want to do, then they have opportunities at the Freshman, Sophomore and as late as the beginning of their Junior year to compete for and earn an Army R.O.T.C. scholarship. If you're an Army Scholarship recipient then you're going to graduate college by and large debt free.
CPT DEXTER SMITH The other benefit just in my experience and what I see in the day-to-day life with the cadets is the discipline that's involved.
CADET RICHARD DOLAN Every day you're a cadet and every day you need to uphold the standard of a cadet and you need to understand that you are in the Army, you represent this program. However, you're not wearing the uniform every day. You get to make friends, you get to join clubs, you get to join Fraternities and Sororities. And when you graduate college, not only do you get your degree but you also get a commission in the United States Army.
LTC JOSEPH PISHOCK Graduates will commission into one of 16 different career fields, so these are the more conventionally known career fields such as the Infantry or the Armory. But there's other opportunities such as communications signal corp., chemical corp., engineers. Over the summer times contracted cadets have the opportunity to go to airborne school or air assault school.
CADET RICHARD DOLAN It was a big confidence booster being seventy-five feet in the air repelling out of a helicopter. When I learned Korean through the Army I got to actually go to Korea. You go to LDAC after your Junior year, it's the Leadership Development Assessment Course. They put you in different situations like you lead mock missions with peers, other cadets from Army R.O.T.C. and what that does is it evaluates you as a leader.
LTC JOSEPH PISHOCK The skill that Army R.O.T.C. gives you is that of leadership. How to run organizations.
CADET RICHARD DOLAN You have to be inspiring. You have to inspire your subordinates. You have to inspire your peers and sometimes you have to inspire your superiors as well. The bigger picture is after you finish your last year you get commissioned as an Officer into the Army. You are serving the nation.
LTC JOSEPH PISHOCK Army R.O.T.C. is available at 275 host universities around the nation. But that doesn't mean that you have to go to one of those 275 colleges because you can be enrolled at a nearby school and participate in Army R.O.T.C. which essentially expands our opportunities to over 1100 colleges and universities across the country.
CPT DEXTER SMITH If you're at a school that has an R.O.T.C. program go to the recruiters office, talk to the recruiters, say hey, how do I at least at minimum get signed up for the class. Now if you’re on a campus that doesn't have an R.O.T.C. program what you want to do is do some research, find the campus that has the closest R.O.T.C. program contact the recruiter and see how you can get enrolled in their program.
LTC JOSEPH PISHOCK As long as you have two years remaining in college, you've got a chance to participate in Army R.O.T.C. And this includes graduate students who may be working on a master’s degree or in some cases even a PhD.
CPT DEXTER SMITH It's a four year program but the first two years anybody can sign up and that’s what those first two years are for, to see if the Army and the Army R.O.T.C. program is for you.
CADET RICHARD DOLAN If you're thinking about going to college at all or you're thinking about going into the Military at all, then this is definitely a place to be.
LTC JOSEPH PISHOCK There's no really one type of person that it takes. Because we all bring something, we all bring a level of diversity. Because the Army comes from the nation, and it comes from every race and religion and walk of life across the nation – Army R.O.T.C. represents that as well.
CADET RICHARD DOLAN There was never a doubt in my mind that the Army was the right place to be. I'm Cadet Richard Dolan. St John's University, Army R.O.T.C.
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