Princeton University

“ People always ask me why I joined ROTC when so many other jobs are available to me. I decided to join Army ROTC because I will have an exciting job when I graduate. I will play a part in protecting the freedoms I have always enjoyed and will always enjoy. Service will be a life experience that builds character and makes me a stronger person. I will have more leadership responsibility than any other job out there, leading a platoon of roughly 30 soldiers, being responsible for their well-being and for the success or failure of the platoon ”

Cadet Joe Holliday, Princeton Army ROTC, Old Greenwich, CT


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.

Learn more about Becoming an Officer


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.

Learn more about Skills Development


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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