FAMU Army ROTC: About Us

About Us
FAMU's Army ROTC is designed to attract, motivate, and prepare students with high potential to serve as commissioned officers in the active Army, the U.S. Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard.

The ROTC program is for students who want more than the typical college experience. The Army offers a range of career choices on land, sea, space, and cyberspace.

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    OUR VISION


    Transform Citizens into Future Global Servant Leaders.
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    Cultivate, Educate, and Commission Emerging Leaders who Embody the Whole Soldier Concept

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AROTC Cadets

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Discover a wealth of resources tailored exclusively for FAMU AROTC cadets. From leadership development to academic support and career guidance, we're here to empower you on your path and enhance your FAMU AROTC journey.

AROTC Schedule

AROTC Schedule 

Each year, members of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) take classes in leadership so they can be commissioned as Army officers upon graduation. 
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Cadet Academic Resources 

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Donation Opportunities 

Support decades of service, and "Excellence With Caring" by donating to the FAMU AROTC Today. Your continued support is what guarantees a bright future for our cadets. 
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Each year, members of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) take classes in leadership so they can be commissioned as Army officers upon graduation. 
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Scholarships & Applications

Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need. 
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Summer Training | Basic Camp

Designed for college students, typically in their sophomore and junior years. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can take part in ROTC at their college as a third-year student in the four-year program. 
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F.A.Qs

Joining Army ROTC can open doors and change your life, but you need to understand the commitments involved to ensure that this path is the best fit for you. We've highlighted some of the most common questions asked by prospective cadets and their families,

No. Students who enroll in ROTC don't join the Army. They take an ROTC class for which they receive credit. It's considered a college elective.

 

Army ROTC graduates are commissioned as U.S. Army Second Lieutenants. They then receive specialized training in one of 16 different Army branches. During their Army careers, they'll receive regular professional training as they advance through the ranks, and they'll have many opportunities for advanced leadership positions and post-graduate education.

"What Can I do After I Graduate?"

No. ROTC cadets go directly to college where they earn their degree.

 

Quite simply, leadership and management skills are needed to become a U.S. Army officer or have a successful civilian career.

 

Students in ROTC learn through a unique program that involves both classroom and "live" situations. For instance, an ROTC cadet might be found leading classmates through adventure training, down a river in a raft, or up a mountain wall.
During the first two years, ROTC cadets have no military obligation (or the first year in the case of scholarship winners).
The ROTC program is divided into phases: the basic course studies army history, organization and structure. The techniques and principles of leadership and management are stressed throughout. The advanced course concentrates on tactical operations and military instruction, as well as advanced techniques of management, leadership, and command.
 
Yes. Each year hundreds of students attending colleges nationwide receive ROTC scholarships. ROTC awards them to students studying science, engineering, nursing, business, as well as a variety of other majors.
 
Scholarships are awarded at different monetary levels. At some schools an ROTC scholarship is worth up to $80,000, which goes towards tuition and educational fees. Also, scholarship winners receive an allowance of up to $1,500 a year.

ROTC scholarships are not based on financial need. Instead, they're awarded on merit. Merit is exhibited in academic achievement and extracurricular activities, such as sports, student government, or part-time work.
 
No. Anyone can enroll in ROTC. Regardless of whether you're a scholarship winner or not, all ROTC books, supplies, and equipment are furnished at no cost to you.
 
Scholarships are awarded once a year. Students apply by November 15 and selections are made continuously thru May 15. Four-year scholarship applications must be requested between October 7, 2022 and March 6, 2023. Also, once cadets are on campus, two-year and three-year scholarships become available.
 
In college and after graduation, cadets find that the training and experience that they have received are assets - whether pursuing an army or civilian career. Employers place high regard on the management and leadership skills that ROTC instructors stress. Plus, ROTC looks great on a resume. 
 
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If our FAQs didn't answer all your questions, please feel free to reach out. Our contact information is below:
 
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The Department of Military Science and Leadership
Howard Hall
1750 Wahnish Way
Tallahassee, FL 32307
P:
(850) 599-3516
F:
(850) 561-2430
E:
arotc@famu.edu

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