LEARN HOW PEOPLE HAVE GAINED FROM ROTC
LEADERSHIP THAT LASTS A LIFETIME
One of the best ways to see if Army ROTC is right for you is to learn how alumni have benefited from the experience. See how the skills they learned in ROTC have helped them build successful and satisfying careers.
1LT Sterling Montgomery
Hometown/High school attended:Virginia Beach, VA / Landstown High School
Major, Class Year, activities at ODU:Communications, 2008, Army ROTC, Larchmont Elem Mentoring, Sigma Nu Fraternity
Current Unit and Job/Position:E 2/224 AVN, 29th CAB, 29th ID / Forward Support Company XO
Why you chose to do ROTC?My grandfathers and father served in the Army as enlisted Soldiers, my siblings serve in the USAF, USN, USMC, and Army, plus the money for school was important to me.
How has it better prepared you and how has ROTC shaped you as an individual?I am more focused, a better leader in my community, confidence in my abilities, able to set higher goals, and a better husband/father.
MAJ Marc Daniels
Hometown/High school attended:Bethel High School, Hampton VA
Major, Class Year, activities at ODU:BS Phys. Ed., 1997, MS Strategic Intelligence
Current Unit and Job/Position:USSOCOM
Why you chose to do ROTC?I decided to join initially for the same reasons as a lot of young students; money, camaraderie, and additional college credits. More important are the reasons I decided to stay and the affect that decision has had on my life. The family atmosphere, challenging opportunities, and the peer to peer respect you experience in AROTC are hard to duplicate in civilian life. I wouldn’t change a thing.
How has it better prepared you and how has ROTC shaped you as an individual?Army ROTC gave me a glimpse into what the Army was like and helped me determine if it was something I wanted to purse. Having the opportunity to lead others, and excel, at that stage of my life has proven crucial to my development as a leader today. AROTC also helped me develop good habits that focused on time management and planning. These are skills that are often not taught anywhere else, last a lifetime, and often mean the difference between success and failure.
1LT John T. Mullany
Signal Corps branch detail Infantry
Hometown/High school attended:Gainesville, VA / Stonewall Jackson High School and W T Woodson High School
1LT James C. Carey III
Medical Service Corps
Hometown/High school attended:Virginia Beach, VA / Princess Anne High School