Military Science - Army ROTC

Military Science - Army ROTC

Stevenson University offers the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) in conjunction with The Johns Hopkins University's Blue Jay Battalion. The JHU Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) was among the first to be established by Congress in 1916 and is routinely ranked at the top of the nation's 273 programs. More than 3,000 students have received Army officer commissions through the program, with over 40 attaining the rank of general officer. Students can enter the program with as little as two years remaining as an undergraduate or may complete the requirements while pursuing a graduate degree. Upon graduation students are commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Some are selected to attend a funded law school or several medical programs, while others serve in the Active Army, Reserves, or National Guard. ROTC basic classes are open to all students: The leadership and management class specializes in leader development and is an excellent course for students aspiring to become leaders on campus and beyond. Additional information on military science or ROTC can be obtained by asking a current cadet, and by calling 1-800-JHU-ROTC or 410-516-7474. Additional information can be obtained by emailing <rotc@jhu.edu> or visiting the JHU ROTC website.

Scholarship and Financial Assistance

Army ROTC offers four, three, and two-year scholarships that pay full tuition (or room and board), $1,200 for books and a $300 - 500 monthly stipend. For students that join after their freshman year, a one-time $5,000 incentive bonus may be available and can be coupled with a loan repayment option. Additional incentives include a monthly language stipend ($100 - 250), a study abroad program ($6,000), special incentives for nurses, and postgraduate programs for medical and law degrees.

Scholarship opportunities are regularly improved and incentives are added. Applications for scholarships by qualified students are awarded throughout the semester, and may be in some cases retroactive. A non-scholarship program is also available. For health professions and nursing students, ROTC can offer numerous opportunities to achieve specialized education, additional postgraduate scholarships, and accession/graduation bonuses.

Curriculum

The curriculum normally consists of two-year Basic Course (freshmen/sophomores) and a two-year Advanced Course (juniors/seniors). Some modification to this curriculum is common, as with graduate or transfer students. Completing the 30-day Leader's Training Course (LTC) at Fort Knox, Kentucky is equivalent to the Basic Course. Successful graduates of LTC are normally offered ROTC scholarships and an opportunity to enroll in the Advanced Course. Junior-ROTC experience, prior military service, and military academy attendance may also qualify tor Basic Course completion.

All Advanced Course students are cadets and have a contractual agreement with the Army. These students attend the National Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) at Fort Lewis, Washington between the 300- and 400-level courses. This is a core requirement to commission in the Army and cannot by waived.

Army ROTC strives to develop values-based graduates that offer expert leadership to the campus, the community, and the Army. As such, we offer and encourage cadets to participate in: paid leadership and technical internships; cultural and language immersion programs; a number of Army military school opportunities in Europe, South America, the Republic of Korea, Alaska, Hawaii, and across the continental United States.

Extracurricular actives may also include community assistance, Red Cross blood drives, tutoring for at-risk children, volunteering at the Veterans' Administration and more. Cadets may apply for additional military training such as skydiving, helicopter rappelling, mountaineering, and cold weather training. New and challenging opportunities routinely become available.


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