Become a Cadet

Mission Statement

Pirate Battalion commission Cadets as leader of character committed to the Army Values and prepared to lead our Nation's sons and daughters as Soldiers in the United States Army.

Commander’s Intent

To inspire all cadets for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation

Key Tasks 
  • Attract qualified, motivated personnel to become Pirate Cadets
  • Educate Cadets on Army Values and Standards
  • Train Cadets on Army Operations
  • Coach Cadets to be Leaders of Soldiers
  • Mentor Cadets to improve leadership skills, qualities and traits for betterment of our community

End State
Commission Army Officers of character who lead our Army and Nation in the 21st century to good world standing among our Partner Nations.


Army ROTC is a program that allows cadets to both attend college as a regular student, and train to commission as an Officer in the US Army upon graduation. A number of opportunities are available to prospective cadets joining the program, and there are a number of different schools a cadet can be a full-time student at and still receive a full scholarship from the Army.

Whether you're in high school, college or already in the Army, there is a way you can become an Officer in today's Army.

High School Students
High school students who are interested in a four-year ROTC scholarship should begin the process early in their senior year by going to the United States Army's ROTC website to start the application process online. Candidates must be qualified academically, physically and medically to earn an ROTC scholarship. Apply online »

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 or graduate degree, but not enough time to finish the years that you missed from the first two years in the Basic Course, you can complete this requirement by completing the Leader's Training Course(LTC) held at Fort Knox, Kentucky during the summer. This will catch you up and allow you to participate as a third year Cadet in the ROTC Program. More information »

Enlisted Soldiers
There are many different opportunities and scholarships available to enlisted soldiers. Both scholarship and non-scholarship options are available to you, as well as, going to school while still on active duty. Whether you have 2, 3 or 4 years remaining for your bachelor's degree, or if you are seeking to complete a master's degree, participating in the Army ROTC Green to Gold Program may be what will suit your situation perfectly. More information »

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
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. To learn more, visit the Army ROTC website. Learn more »

You may also contact us to set up an appointment with the ROTC Admissions Director to enroll in the program and apply for a scholarship.

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