Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
Michael Schally, Recruiting Operations Officer | Patriots’ Casa, Suite 202H | (210) 458-5628
The US Army maintains a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program hosted at University of Texas at San Antonio. Four-year and two-year programs are available to students at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
The Basic Course, usually pursued concurrently with the freshman and sophomore years, is voluntary for students who are physically qualified for military training. There is no obligation incurred by non-scholarship cadets.
Veterans who have served on active duty for a period of over one year and who have received an honorable discharge, or High School students that have completed 4 years of JROTC may be granted credit for the basic course with concurrence of the Professor of Military Science.
The Advanced Course may be pursued by students who are physically qualified and have met the standards prescribed by the Professor of Military Science in scholastic achievements and demonstrated leadership. Cadets are normally enrolled in the Advanced Course during their Junior and Senior Year or Graduate students pursuing a Master Degree. They are required to attend a four-week United States Army Cadet Command Advance Camp the summer following their junior year. Upon satisfactory completion of Advance Camp and the academic work required for a degree, students are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the United States Regular Army, the Army Reserves, or the Army National Guard.
In addition to the standard four-year course outlined above, UTSA Military Science Department and Texas A&M University-San Antonio offers a two-year program. Veterans who have served on active duty for a period of over one year and who have received an honorable discharge, or high school students that have completed 3 years of JROTC are eligible to enroll. The two-year program is also available to those who did not have or take the opportunity to complete the normal Military Branch Basic Training Course or attend 3 years of JROTC. In order to enroll in the Advanced Course, a student must successfully complete four weeks of leadership training, provided at the United States Army Cadet Command Basic Camp during the summer months prior to beginning their junior year or their first year in graduate school. If students desire to take advantage of this opportunity, they should communicate directly with the Recruiting Operations Officer. Those students seeking a master’s degree are eligible to participate in the two-year program.
Scholarships and Remuneration
The Department of the Army offers 4, 3, and 2 year competitive scholarships to qualifying ROTC students. The scholarship will pay for all tuition and fees or Room & Board ($5,000 per semester) and a $1,200.00 a year book allotment. Students will also receive a monthly stipend of $420 during the school year, once contracted. The student needs NOT to be enrolled in the ROTC program prior to competing for a scholarship. Students interested in competing for a scholarship should contact the Army ROTC Enrollment Officer.
Formally enrolled Advanced Course Students, who are not under the scholarship program, will be given a monthly stipend during the school year $420 not to exceed twenty months. During Advance Camp, all students are paid at the rate of one half of the base pay per month of a second lieutenant in lieu of subsistence allowance.
Uniform and Equipment
All uniforms, textbooks and other equipment will be issued to students enrolled in Army ROTC courses. Students are responsible for maintenance and upkeep of all items issued to them.
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