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Army ROTC

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!

Corps of Cadets Color Guard

Corps of Cadets Color Guard

What is Army ROTC?

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, or Engineers), operations support (Intelligence, Signal), force sustainment (Logistics), or other specialty fields (Cyber, 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.

For years, Army ROTC has been creating leaders who go on to rewarding careers in the military and civilian worlds. Here are just a few benefits a student can gain by enrolling in Army ROTC:

  • High-level leadership, communications, and advanced management training
  • Problem-solving and strategic skills development
  • Scholarships
  • Monthly living allowances
  • Enhanced holistics health and fitness
  • Enter the U.S. Army as an Officer either on Active Duty or in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard
Commissioning at the Pylons | Virginia Tech
Commissioning Ceremony at the Pylons
Virginia Tech Army ROTC Football Team
Virginia Tech Army ROTC Football Team

Army ROTC Contracting on Lane Stadium Jumbotron

Army ROTC Contracting on Lane Stadium Jumbotron
Army ROTC Contracting on Lane Stadium Jumbotron

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.

New River Battalion Cadets conduct the Military Deadlift as part of the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) with Lane Stadium in the background.

New River Battalion Cadets conduct the Military Deadlift as part of the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) with Lane Stadium in the background.

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

Learn more about summer activities.

Cadets have opportunities to participate in Advanced Individual Training such as the Jungle Operations Training Course on Oahu, Hawaii.

Cadets have opportunities to participate in Advanced Individual Training such as the Jungle Operations Training Course on Oahu, Hawaii.

VISIT ARMY ROTC

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

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CONTACT US

Learn how to apply to Virginia Tech. Contact the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets at (540) 231-4804 or Army ROTC Unit by email rotc@vt.edu.

Scholarship and Enrollment Officer
216 Military Building, 320 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061 
540-231-4804 

rotc@vt.edu