Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps is a Department of Defense regulated program designed to offer high school students leadership experiences and help them become better American citizens. JROTC combines classroom instruction with service to school and community, extracurricular and social activities and the chance to hold leadership roles.
JROTC is not a military recruitment program, but rather a leadership and character development program building the next generation of leaders for ANY industry.
There is no military obligation for participants of JROTC. JROTC is not a military recruitment program, but rather a leadership and character development program building the next generation of leaders for ANY industry.
Reserve Officer’s Training Corps is an elective course in college that leads to becoming an Officer in the U.S. Armed Forces following graduation from college.
Three- or four-year scholarships are available on a competitive basis to students still in high school or already in college. Recipients receive partial or full tuition as well as a nontaxible monthly stipend. Many colleges offer an additional subsity for tuition, fees, and books to ROTC cadets.
Yes. JROTC can help you earn entry-level rank. The criteria are as follows:
- One year completed = E-1
- Two years completed with JROTC Commander’s letter = E-2
- Three+ years completed with JROTC Commander’s recommendation = E-3
E-3 is the maximum rank that can be earned for initial enlistment
No. Regardless of the branch of JROTC you are in, they will all be considered equally for the purposes of earning rank upon enlistment.
Service academy admissions are extremely competitive. The best time to begin preparing is while a junior in high school. You must plan for and achieve top high school academic performance, demonstrate extracurricular leadership and develop peak physical fitness through athletic participation.
Applying for a service academy is an intensive process with many steps, requirements, and deadlines. For complete information visit the official admissions website: