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- What is the weekly commitment for ROTC?
ROTC includes weekly events such as Physical Training (PT) , class, and Lab. PT is one hour on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Class is one hour, one day a week. Lab is three hours, one day a week. As a non-contracted Cadet, Class is the only mandatory event but attendance to each event is highly recommended. Contracted Cadets must attend every event.
- Can I be deployed during school?
Traditional Cadets, upon signature of their contract, sign a clause which states they cannot be deployed during school. SMP Cadets also have contractual agreements with their units that state their inability to deploy during school. The Army requires a degree for commissioning as an Officer, therefore, education comes first. Each semester, Army ROTC trains for deployed environments in a simulation called LTX – Leadership Training Exercise. It is here that Cadets bring all their practice and study into action in the field, as well as sleep and fight in the field, much like a deployed environment.
- What additional courses can I pursue through ROTC?
Army ROTC offers competitive school slots for summer training to Cadets where they can train and certify alongside Soldiers in the regular Army. These courses include Airborne and Air Assault School, each at Army installations across the country. Airborne school is a one month paid school that contains five parachute jumps and the receipt of the Airborne tab for your uniform. Air Assault school is a two and a half week paid school that contains five fast-rope insertions and the receipt of the Air Assault tab for your uniform. CULP, the Cultural Understanding & Languare Proficiency Program lets cadets spend up to three weeks immersed in a foreign culture to learn more about the language and culture.
- What expenses might I have as an ROTC Contracted Cadet?
Ideally, none. Contracted Cadets receive stipends to cover monthly expenses, and can pursue scholarships to cover tuition and book expenses. Your entire uniform and necessary items, down to pens and batteries, are fitted and supplied by the Battalion, removing any cost and stress to you.