Army ROTC

Admission

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High School Students

If you're interested in attending college while learning what it takes to become an Army Officer at Wright State University, ROTC may be right for you.

Army ROTC's program includes leadership development and military skills training,

This will take place both in the classroom and in the field, but you will maintain a normal academic schedule like all college students. Depending on when you enroll in Army ROTC, you will undergo most or all of the designated Military Science Courses. The best part about this leadership development is that you will use and benefit from it for years to come.

In addition to teaching you valuable leadership skills, military training, and discipline, ROTC can also provide you with money for tuition and other expenses through scholarships.

Enrollment Options

If you're in high school and you're interested in enrolling in the Wright State University Army ROTC, please contact our admission officer or talk to your academic advisor about joining Army ROTC.


College Students

A College Diploma and So Much More

Through classes and field training, Army ROTC provides you with the tools to become an Army Officer without interfering with your other classes. ROTC also provides you with financial relief from the burden of tuition, student loans, and on-campus housing, all while enhancing your college experience.

Enrollment Options

If you're interested in enrolling in Army ROTC and you are in college, you can start by taking an Army ROTC basic elective course. If you have at least two or more years remaining toward your undergraduate degree but not enough time to complete the Basic Course, you can enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course by completing Basic Camp Training held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer. Talk to the Raider Battalion’s Recruiting and Operations Officer about ways to join Army ROTC and incentives available, including opportunities to compete for two, three, or four-year scholarships.

Junior College and Graduate Students

If you have two years remaining in your undergrad or graduate school, you are still eligible to enroll in Army ROTC. Talk to the Raider Battalion’s Recruiting and Operations Officer about other ways to join Army ROTC and incentives available, including opportunities to compete for scholarships.


National Guard/Reserve

SMP (Simultaneous Membership Program)

The Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. Cadets serve as Officer Trainees in the Reserve or National Guard while completing college. You can earn Reserve/Guard E-5 pay and other benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.

SMP Procedures

  • Contact the Ohio National Guard or Army Reserve on campus Recruiter for an interview
  • Obtain a letter of acceptance into the SMP program from Guard/Reserve Unit Commander
  • Complete the Medical Qualification Exam through Army ROTC
  • Obtain Assignment Orders from Guard/Reserve Unit into the SMP Program
  • Contract with Army ROTC

SMP Qualifications

  • Junior in academic standing
  • GPA 2.0
  •  Accepted by Wright University Professor of Military Science and Unit Battalion Commander
  • Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) (Although a passing score is all that is needed to qualify, excelling at PT is a must for future Army Officers)

Already Enlisted in the Guard or Reserves?

  • Come to the ROTC office and speak to the recruiting officer to check eligibility
  • Sign up for corresponding Military science course
  • Attend ROTC Training and work towards earning a Contract
  • Contract and become an O9R (cadet), and earn SMP benefits

SMP Benefits

  • $420 Monthly Stipend
  • E-5 Pay for Drill Weekend
  • Second Lieutenant upon Graduation
  • Maintain Guard/Reserve Benefits Active Duty or Guard/Reserve Possibilities
  • Non-Deployable while enrolled in ROTC
  • Leadership Training

More Information


Prior Service Students

Enlisted Soldiers—Keep Getting Stronger

If you're an enlisted soldier, Army ROTC can help you continue to grow and learn. The Army Green to Gold program provides unique options for soldiers interested in pursuing baccalaureate degrees and earning commissions as Army Officers.

Enrollment Options

The Army Green to Gold program is designed to offer Enlisted Soldiers in the Army the opportunity to earn commissions as Army Officers. This program offers enlisted soldiers two unique ways to earn a baccalaureate degree:

  • Green to Gold Scholarship Option—for soldiers who are considering leaving Active Duty to attend college
  • Green to Gold Active Duty Option—for soldiers who want to remain on Active Duty and attend college

If you are an Enlisted Soldier in the Army and interested in becoming an Officer, find out more about opportunities for soldiers. Learn more about Army ROTC scholarships for Enlisted Soldiers.


Resources for Parents & Advisors

Visit the following pages on the U.S. Army website to learn more about the Army and Army Education.