IUP Army ROTC

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  • The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, commonly known as ROTC, teaches students leadership and management skills that help prepare them for successful careers—in the US Army or in civilian life.

    Established at IUP in 1950, ROTC is considered a college elective; students are not joining the Army by enrolling. But upon graduation, students who have completed the ROTC course become commissioned officers in the Army.

    The ROTC program has two phases: The Basic Course, usually taken during the freshman and sophomore years, involves study of Army history, organization, structure, and basic military skills, such as rifle marksmanship, first aid training, and land navigation. The Advanced Course, taken in the junior and senior years, focuses on tactical operations and military instruction. Stressed throughout the courses are management, leadership, and command techniques.

    IUP’s Military Science Department is housed in one of the largest ROTC facilities on the East Coast, including classrooms with multimedia and Internet capability, an indoor range for pistol and rifle marksmanship, and a library fully stocked with technical and field manuals. Cadets also have access to an outdoor track, several athletic fields and facilities, and a leadership laboratory.

    In addition to being useful in both military and civilian careers, skills gained through the ROTC program are highly sought after by a wide range of employers.

    Finally, with the publication of the AY 2017–18, the Department of Military Science now has a minor in Military Leadership available for all graduates of IUP’s Army ROTC Program. Please consult the Course Catalog for details.

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    Career Information
    Army officers lead people, travel the world, and get things done, all while earning a professional salary, enjoying a great quality of life, and building a secure financial future for themselves and their families
    Soldiers
    If you are a veteran returning to IUP or one of our partnership schools, you are eligible for a number of benefits.
    Scholarships
    Army ROTC provides several scholarships each year to motivated students willing to serve their country as an Army officer.
    Army Nurse Corps
    The Army Nurse Corps is open to current and future Indiana University of Pennsylvania Nursing majors.
    ROTC Video
    Ever wondered what ROTC is all about? Take a look at this video to see some of the exciting things that ROTC does.
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