A guide for students considering ROTC 
Photo by Tom Strattman/The American Legion.

A guide for students considering ROTC 

Student Training and Education in Public Service (STEPS) has published a comprehensive guide for students considering the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

ROTC is designed to develop and train college and university students to become military officers while earning a degree. Since the program’s inception in 1916, more than one million cadets have passed through the program. ROTC programs are now offered at more than 1,700 colleges and universities nationwide.

The guide offered by STEPS is designed to help students considering ROTC explore options by providing information on the programs offered by the different service branches, benefits and scholarships. Additionally, the guide offers advice on different academic majors that would be helpful in preparing for a career in the U.S. military.

The American Legion is a steadfast supporter of Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and ROTC programs across the country.

Resolution No. 11: Presentation of American Legion ROTC Medals to Collegiate and High School Students, was passed by the National Executive Committee in 2006. This resolution urges American Legion departments, districts and posts to present American Legion ROTC medals to requesting colleges and high schools in their states.

Additionally, Resolution No. 20: Outstanding Department JROTC Cadet of the Year Program, encourages American Legion departments to establish annual programs to honor JROTC cadets.

You can learn more about ROTC programs here.