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Ohio University Army ROTC - How To Join Ohio University Bobcat Batallion

High School Students

If you're still in high school and you're interested in enrolling in Army ROTC, you can find schools that carry an Army ROTC program or talk to your academic advisor. Learn more by visiting the High School Students page.

College Students

If you're interested in enrolling in Army ROTC and you are in college, you can start by taking an Army ROTC basic elective course. If you have at least two or more years remaining toward your undergraduate degree, but not enough time to complete the Basic Course, you may be able to attend the Leaders Training Course during the summer, which will enable you to continue on with Advance 300 and 400-level Army ROTC courses.

To enroll in Ohio University Army ROTC Program learn more by visiting our College Students page.

Leader's Training Course

This course is for those college students who want to complete Army ROTC training in two years. To qualify, you must complete a challenging and motivating 28-day training program at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon that contracting commitment, they may also qualify for a $5,000 bonus. Ask your campus Military Science department.

National Guard/Reserve

If you are an Enlisted Soldier in the Army and interested in becoming an Officer, find out more about opportunities for Soldiers.

The Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. Cadets serve as Officer trainees in the Reserve or National Guard while completing college. You can earn Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.