Army ROTC is…an Education (Part 1 of 3)

A University Scholarship

Many high school seniors and college underclassmen wonder how they are going to pay for – or continue to pay for – their college degree. The Army ROTC offers two-, three-, or four-year full-tuition scholarships to help college students pay for the degree of their choice.

There are over 1,100 universities across the United States where you can receive an ROTC scholarship and pursue your academic interests in college. You can get a diploma with Army ROTC.

When joining the Golden Knight Battalion, you can attend one of our four associated Upstate New York universities (Clarkson U, St. Lawrence U, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton). Within these four schools, you can find educational opportunities everywhere from cutting-edge research and technology to liberal arts (language, humanities, art, music, etc.), and even vocational degree programs like education and criminal justice.

A Physical Education

The Army Officer is physically and mentally tough. This happens through a process of physical training and conditioning. The Army Officer is truly a professional athlete.

ROTC Cadets train daily to be their physical best. Building a foundation of fitness not only enhances their lives and careers as Army Officers, but instills good habits that pay off for the rest of their lives.

At the Golden Knight Battalion, we not only train to be our physical best by doing standardized physical training, but also train in outdoor events like climbing and ruck-marching (hiking) in the scenic North Country. We also participate in several intramural sports like soccer, hockey, and basketball.

Vocational Skills

In ROTC, you will learn how to shoot and how to camp out in the woods, but you will learn so much more. In the basic course, you will learn rappelling, orienteering, and other military skills. In the advanced course, you will learn how to train others and other skills you will need as an Army Officer.

You will learn more than just skills that are suited to an Army career. You will get skills that are in high-demand in any business or organization. You will learn how to clearly communicate, how to organize and inspire people, how to work as a partner or a member of a team, and – very importantly – you will learn how to get a job done with excellence!

The Golden Knight Battalion regularly prepares Army ROTC cadets for excellence in their assessments and in their Army careers. Distinguished Military Graduates (top 10%) come from our battalion every year. We are truly one of the best ROTC battalions in the Northeast United States.

Would you like to more about ROTC Education opportunities? Contact us, or visit our Golden Knight Battalion website.

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