Georgetown University

“ Throughout my entire high school career I had my heart set on attending the United States Naval Academy. I applied only to a few other schools in anticipation that the academy was right for me. However, after a short-lived experience I realized that becoming a Naval officer was not my desire. I decided to then enroll at American University, in hopes of eventually joining the National Guard. Upon realizing that Army ROTC was offered, I quickly became interested. However, I didn’t really know how to get involved. I was also unsure of how successful I would be. Once I returned for my sophomore year, I had noticed that an ROTC student in a past class from my freshman year lived on my dorm floor. I asked him many questions and he invited me to a 10-miler preseason practice. From then on I continued to go every day and quickly decided that is was right for me. I was looking for competition and a challenge, and 10-miler gave me that introduction into the program. The first semester of the program has been quite an experience as a compression MS I and MS II. My MS II class is by far my favorite class this semester. I’ve gained an immense amount of knowledge from Major Vandergriff. That class as well as the 10-Miler team have made this first semester so awesome and have motivated me to become a great officer. I can’t imagine a better semester than this one has been. The leadership skills that I am being pushed to develop will not only help me in my career as an Army officer, but throughout life in general. I am truly excited to see the person I become upon completion of the Army ROTC program at Georgetown University. ”

Stephanie Burns, Akron, Ohio


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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