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Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a college elective that develops leadership skills in our students as they prepare for service as a U.S. Army Officer.


Selected in 2023 by the Department of Defense as the #1 of 273 Army ROTC programs Nationwide!

Awarded the DoD ROTC Partnership Excellence Award

Virginia Tech Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps

New River Battalion

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Welcome to Army ROTC’s New River Battalion at Virginia Tech. Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country and can be part of your college curriculum. Through classes and field training, Army ROTC provides you with the tools to become an Army Officer without interfering with your other classes. ROTC also provides you with discipline and money for tuition while enhancing your college experience. Graduates of our program serve in a variety of career fields including operations (Infantry, Armor, Aviation, Artillery, Cyber, or Engineers), operations support (Intelligence, Signal), force sustainment (Logistics), or other specialty fields (Medical Service). In addition to two-year, three-year, and four-year scholarships, some Cadets choose to join the National Guard or the Army Reserve while in Army ROTC, thus qualifying them for the GI Bill, in-state tuition, and other exciting benefits.

Virginia Tech is one of the United States' six Senior Military Colleges and one of two such programs at a predominantly civilian university. As a graduate of a Senior Military College, a medically-qualified Cadet successfully completing all ROTC requirements is virtually assured of obtaining an active duty commission. A few Cadets each year earn a reserve forces duty commission. These future lieutenants will serve as a commissioned officer in either the U.S. Army Reserve or the Army National Guard.

Virginia Tech Army ROTC promotes "Hokie Strong" - the unique combination of Army Strong with Hokie Spirit and Ut Prosim (that I may serve).

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    Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets is a 24-hour leadership laboratory that has produced military, public, and corporate leaders since the university was founded in 1872.

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    Spend the Night
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    Shadowing a cadet is a great way to learn first-hand what the Corps is really like. Apply to spend the night

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    Scholarships and Awards

    High School seniors can apply for Army ROTC scholarships online at between June 1 at the end of their junior year & Dec 1st of their senior year.