History of army rotc at mit
ROTC is one of three ways men and women wishing to serve in the United States Army can gain a commission and enter the military as a Second Lieutenant.
Army ROTC is a college elective course designed to develop individual leadership skills for either a military or civilian career. You can participate in the ROTC program during your freshman and sophomore college years without any military obligation. Unlike traditional college programs, Army ROTC gives you a wide range of experiences while you work toward your college degree. You'll combine classroom instruction with hands-on training. The results are skills that give you an edge over your peers when it comes time to look for a job. Whether you're planning a career in the Army or the corporate world, Army ROTC is a smart elective course to take.
As part of Army ROTC, you'll be in the company of a diverse group of individuals with broad interests--individuals who are elected student leaders, presidents of student organizations, captains of varsity sports teams, and members of academic honors societies.
Army ROTC Cadets are regular students just like everyone else on campus. They take a regular schedule of classes and have an academic major. Once a week they meet as a group for leadership laboratory, along with their regular ROTC academic class instruction. During lab, Cadets wear the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) and conduct military and leadership training. Students can take ROTC as an elective course or pursue the entire program, which culminates in a commission as a Second Lieutenant—an Army Officer.
Army ROTC is an equal opportunity program. We welcome all full-time students to try out the program and participate in our many activities. All qualified students have the chance to pursue an officer's commission, regardless of gender, race or religion. ROTC promotes a physically fit lifestyle and provides a drug-free environment.