What is ROTC?

Founded in 1926, ROTC stands for Reserve Officer Training Corps. It’s a college program offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serve in the Military after graduation. Each Service branch has its own take on ROTC.


U.S. Air Force ROTC
Commissioning Ceremony
at St. Joseph's University


U.S. Army ROTC
Commissioning Ceremony
at Widener University