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“ I’m Ted Lind and I originally came to Northern as a walk-on football player. I played two seasons and decided ROTC would probably be a better fit for me and the decision was easy. I joined ROTC as a scholarship cadet in my first semester of taking any military science classes. ROTC does a good job at challenging me mentally, physically and teaching valuable skills not only for the military but for life as well. This past summer I had the opportunity to spend two weeks in the field training along side potential Special Forces soldiers as a role player in the last phase of their training called Robin Sage. This next summer I hope to attend either Airborne or Air Assault school and eventually hope to branch in one of the combat arms. ”

Ted Lind, Bay City, MI


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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