University of Connecticut

“ For me, joining the Connecticut Army National Guard is what led me to discovering Uconn Army ROTC. At basic training I learned the fundamentals of loyalty, duty, respect, and other Army Values. The National Guard has given me a great opportunity to go back to college. My parents covered the first two years of college tuition and I needed financial assistance to complete my bachelors degree in Political Science. After receiving my commission, I plan on going to graduate school, then law school. Only through the Army and Uconn Army ROTC would these opportunities be available to me. ”

Mickelson-Decker, V., Ellington, Connecticut


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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