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Upon Completion of the ROTC program a cadet will earn their commission into the United States Army as a 2nd lieutenant. 2nd Lieutenants immediately earn up to $40K a year and manage 30-50 Soldiers.

2nd Lieutenant Chavis has his Gold bars pinned on by his parents after receiving his commission into the United States Army.

Upon Completion of the ROTC program a cadet will earn their commission into the United States Army as a 2nd lieutenant. 2nd Lieutenants immediately earn up to $40K a year and manage 30-50 Soldiers.

“ ROTC Cadets stand out above the rest of the University. They are Professional, Well disciplined, tough individuals. ”

Franzi, M.,Myrtle Beach, SC

See how interesting college can be when you're a part of Army ROTC. You'll be a college student first and foremost, just like the rest of the student body, but there's a key difference: you'll have even more opportunities to succeed.

These opportunities include Field Training Exercises (FTXs) in the spring and fall where Cadets build their teamwork and leadership skills. Cadets also participate in Physical Training (PT) on a regular basis to keep up their strength and endurance.

In addition, each battalion has its own unique calendar of events and activities.

Learn more about Events and Activities

Being a member of the Pirate Battalion

Means you will be recruited, retained, developed, and graduate as a leader who is mentally, physically, emotionally, and morally ready to serve our Nation as commissioned officers in the United States Army. The Pirate Battalion is absolutely committed to first rate training that will prepare you for the challenges you will have as an Army officer.

 

A Cadet in the Pirate Battalion

Is a dedicated and motivated Cadet. One willing to become proficient tactically, mentally and physically. In end state, a Cadet from the Pirate Battalion will be a leader that is:

 

Selfless– Completely dedicated to serving their Nation

Caring– Completely committed to taking care of their Soldiers

Morally and Ethically Grounded– Men and women of integrity

Smart, Tough, and Physically Fit- Prepared for the demanding challenges of the modern battlefield

Disciplined, Decisive Decision-Makers

Mentally Quick and Agile– Able to plan and execute complex operations and adjust on the fly as necessary

Imbued with the Warrior Ethos– They will never quit, never accept defeat, never leave a fallen comrade behind, and they will ALWAYS accomplish the mission