Carson-Newman University

“ There are several reasons why I enjoy ROTC, but one main reason is why I Joined ROTC. I joined ROTC because I received a four year scholarship to Carson-Newman with the army. With out the scholarship I wouldn't be going to school at a place like this. I love being in ROTC because I am constantly being pushed to do better and improve myself and keep a high standard in academics as well as physical fitness and leadership. The other cadets are some of the best people I've ever met and I cherish their friendships and their opinions in my life. ROTC is definitely one of the best decisions I've made in my life and I know it will take me farther than I ever thought I could go. ”

Theresa Maholic, Knoxville, TN


In Army ROTC you will learn to become a leader-not just a person who gives orders but a person who leads by example. Being an Officer in the U.S. Army means you're a counselor, a strategist and a motivator. It's similar to being a vital manager in a corporation. As an Officer, you will lead other Soldiers in all situations and adjust to environments that are always changing. You'll be driven to achieve success with your team on every mission.

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The specific skills you receive in Army ROTC will include things like leadership development, military skills and adventure training. This will take place both in the classroom and in the field, but you will have a normal daily schedule like all college students. Army ROTC has two phases: Basic Course and Advanced Course.

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Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.

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