About the Course
ROTC is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, leadership training programs in the country. Being an officer in the Army means being a leader, a counselor, a mentor, a strategist, and a motivator. Officers must lead soldiers in a myriad of ever-changing situations and environments. To prepare prospective officers to meet these challenges, the Army ROTC program here at KU is designed to develop confident, competent, and adaptive leaders with the basic military skills and leadership foundation necessary to lead in any environment and to evolve into the Army's future senior leaders. The United States Army is one of the most complex organizations in the world, and strong leadership and exceptional leadership development are critical to its succes. The ROTC at KU can help students achieve this.
ROTC may be taken by any students during their freshman and sophomore years without any sort of military obligation. Following graduation from the Reserve Officer's Training Corp, cadets receive Commissions, making them Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army. By joining ROTC, you can become a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army, one of the most technologically advanced organizations in the world.
To learn more about this program, feel free to read more on the ROTC FAQ page.