University of Virginia

“ Army ROTC is "unlike any other college course you can take" because we offer leadership and management training that you cannot get anywhere else here at UVA. If you participate in Army ROTC you will gain skills in the following areas: 1. Leadership and management training- learn how to be an effective leader 2. Leadership experience- don't just read about it in a book 3. Team dynamics- learn how to be an influential team member 4. Interpersonal skills- learn how to work well with others 5. Communication skills- refine your oral and written skills. ”


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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