Howard University

“ ….During my first two years in the Howard Army ROTC program I have had the opportunity to experience what the professional Army expects of its junior officers.  Gone are the care free garrison days of the 1990’s, in place I have found there exist a threat that is ever evolving.  In order to deal with these challenges I have found that leaders require a foundation in the basics--- leading at the squad level.  I found how hard it was to make sure 7-8 people showed up for physical training and leadership lab on time and in correct uniform.  Eventually, I was able to ADAPT to the situation by PLANNING and understanding each squad member’s unique situation to the best of my ability… ”

-C/CPT Christopher Harrison MSIII, Colorado Springs, CO


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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