TASK FORCE DRAGON BATTALION
WHAT IS ROTC?
LEADERSHIP THAT LASTS A LIFETIME
Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It gives you the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition. Because Army ROTC is an elective, you can participate your freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be commissioned as an Officer in the Army. At that point, you will have a wide range of interest areas you can specialize in called branches.
2LT Jeffrey Soboleski, Medical Officer
2LT Soboleski is a superb example of the Cadets who make up TASK FORCE DRAGON, Philadelphia’s Army ROTC Consortium. As the former Cadet Battalion Commander, Ranger Challenge Athlete, and Scabbard and Blade Scholar he utilizes the leadership and organizational skills gained from ROTC in all aspects of his life. Just prior to graduation in June of 2011, he had this to say about the program: “What is ROTC to me? Drexel Army ROTC is more than a leadership program that teaches resilience, confidence, and ethics. For the past four years, ROTC has been my home away from home. It has provided me with lifelong mentors and friendships. ROTC has helped me become the man I am today. Drexel Army ROTC is a place where the Army values are demonstrated and developed daily—Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. The Cadre and Cadets in the program work tirelessly to develop each Cadet into competent and innovative Army Officers. They provide the instruction and tools for success, and expect the best. That is what ROTC brings out in students, their very best efforts and qualities.”