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If you are thinking about joining VTCC's Army ROTC, this page will help you find links to opportunities to preview life in the Corps, find Army height, weight, and fitness standards, enroll in the courses you will be taking as a first-year cadet, and much more. We hope you join us!


What is Army ROTC?

The Reserve Officer Training Corps is a college elective that develops Leadership Skills in our students as they prepare for Military Service. Army ROTC offers a commission as a second lieutenant in either the active Army or Reserve Forces in a variety of career fields including Combat Arms (Aviation, Armor, Artillery, Infantry, or Engineers), Combat Support, and Combat Service Support branches. There are two-, three-, and four-year scholarship programs available. Some cadets choose to join the National Guard or the Army Reserve while in Army ROTC, thus qualifying them for the Montgomery GI Bill benefits, in-state tuition (VANG) and other exciting benefits. For more general information about Army ROTC please visit 


As an Army cadet, you are required to meet and maintain specific fitness standards Cadets have physical fitness tests quarterly to ensure they are meeting their scholarship and/or enrollment conditions.

Summer training opportunities are available to all qualified Cadets, allowing them to broaden their knowledge, proficiency, and experience.

Learn more about summer activities.


There are four ways for you to get a taste of the Corps when you visit VT:



Learn how to apply to Virginia Tech. Contact the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets at (540) 231-6858 or Army ROTC Unit by email

Donna Mallet, Scholarship and Enrollment Officer
Military Building, 216, Virginia Tech
320 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061