Texas Army ROTC
Texas Army ROTC

Texas Army ROTC Program

The Army ROTC program at The University of Texas at Austin is both challenging and rewarding. If you are attending Concordia University, Huston-Tillotson University, St. Edwards University and Austin Community College you can join ROTC. There is no commitment required for your first two years to join the Army ROTC program; you can try it out during your Freshmen and Sophomore years and gain some valuable leadership skills at the same time. But if you're ready to commit to a challenging career, then an Army ROTC scholarship might be available for you!
Our program offers opportunities to develop confidence, self-esteem, and leadership and life skills to succeed in college and beyond. It is an academic curriculum that supplements a student's major and is designed to prepare qualified, high-potential students for service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army and its Reserve components (the Army Reserve and Army National Guard). Upon completion of the requirements for the baccalaureate or master's degree and military science training requirements, students are commissioned as second lieutenants.
The Army ROTC at The University of Texas at Austin is an elective curriculum you may take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition, too. You will be able to have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an Officer in the Army.
Army ROTC prepares college students to succeed in any competitive environment. The leadership training and experiences you have in the Army ROTC will provide you with a foundation to become commissioned Army Officers upon graduation. Upon completion of the Army ROTC program, you will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army and will embark on specialized training.

Army ROTC is one of the Nation's top leadership programs, with many benefits to joining. Through Army ROTC you can: 

  • Get help with your college tuition with an Army ROTC scholarship.
  • Gain experience you can't find anywhere else.
  • Gain the respect of your peers and future employers.
  • Train to become a leader and manager.

Benefits Beyond Graduation

Upon completing 4 years of Army ROTC and graduation from UT, students have the opportunity to enter the United States Army in the rank  of second lieutenant. 

  • Starting salary for a second lieutenant can begin at $38,000  per year. Other benefits include 30 days per year of paid vacation, free medical,  dental, and vision coverage for each lieutenant and his/her immediate family,  $400,000 of Service Members Group Life Insurance. Moving expenses to the duty  station are also included.
  • Active duty and Reserve service members may also  participate in the Government Thrift Savings Program, a retirement plan much  like the traditional 401(k) offered by many civilian employers.
  • Upon completion of 20 years of active federal service,  one is eligible to retire with full pension and benefits.

If intererested in joining our program or trying it out, please contact our Scholarship and Enrollment Counselor:

Mr. Omar Cruz at 512-232-5397 or by email at omar.cruz@austin.utexas.edu

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