What is Army ROTC?

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Army ROTC teaches you how to lead.

Army ROTC is a program of study that combines electives in military science with practical leadership development opportunities to prepare full-time UW-Milwaukee students to become Army officers. It is one of the best leadership courses in the country and can be part of any degree curriculum. We coach, teach and mentor students through physical training, military science classes and leadership labs. ROTC opens the doors to a variety of exciting careers, extracurricular activities and advanced military training.

Students will take leadership, management and other military-oriented courses that may qualify them to accept a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve or National Guard upon graduation. The program provides a general knowledge of the contemporary role of the Army in support of national objectives and affords a practicum in leadership and management skills.

The Army ROTC program is divided into two parts: Basic Course and Advanced Course.

Basic Course

Freshman and sophomore years. Students are taught at UWM in Engelmann Hall. Students enrolled in the ROTC basic course have no contractual obligation to the program or the Army.

To qualify for entry into the Advanced Course, students must either complete successfully the Basic Course and the Army ROTC Basic Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky, or receive constructive credit for the basic course, for prior enlistment status or high school ROTC experience.

Advanced Course

Junior and senior years. Students are taught at Marquette University in the Old Gym (located at 1508 W. Clybourn St. in Milwaukee). The Advanced Course classes are found in UWM’s course catalog and students still register for these classes through PAWS. ROTC classes count toward a student’s GPA, and credits earned in military science courses may apply toward graduation requirements.

Successful completion of the ROTC Advanced Course leads to a commission as a second lieutenant upon graduation from UWM in the Regular Army, Army Reserve or National Guard. In addition to fulfilling program requirements, Advanced Course students attend Advanced Camp for four weeks at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer between the junior and senior years.

Veterans and students with high school ROTC experience may be given constructive credit for the ROTC basic course, as determined on an individual basis by the professor of military science, enabling them to enter the advanced course at the beginning of the junior year.

The Army ROTC program offers scholarship opportunities to qualified students. Scholarships vary in length and pay tuition and fees (uncapped) OR a predetermined amount for room and board. Students may also be eligible for a books and living allowance stipend. Participation in the Simultaneous Member Program (SMP) allows members of the Army Reserve or Army National Guard to serve part-time while enrolled in the ROTC program, thus enhancing leadership and tactical proficiency.

For more information about enrolling in either the basic or the advanced course, contact the Army ROTC scholarship and enrollment advisor at army-rotc@uwm.edu or complete a Request for Information form.

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