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A Proud History, A Bright Future: The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at Arizona State University has a proud history of developing leaders of character who provide selfless service to the Nation. The program is recognized as one of the top leadership programs in the country. Year after year, the Sun Devil Battalion serves as the largest commissioning source of new 2nd Lieutenants in to the United States Army. With over 250 cadets, the Battalion is currently one of the largest in the country.
ASU is a world-class university, spanning across four campuses within the Phoenix metropolitan area. With an enrollment of more than 80,000 students, ASU is the largest university in the nation. The Department of Military Science is housed on the Tempe campus. The Sun Devil Battalion includes its cross-enrolled institution, Grand Canyon University (GCU) in central Phoenix.
Army ROTC counts as elective curriculum, which students take along with their required college courses. The program provides students with the necessary tools, training and experience to succeed in any competitive environment. Besides providing exceptional leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition, too. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but upon graduation, you will commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
AROTC students who receive an Army ROTC scholarship or enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course must agree to complete a period of service with the Army. You can serve full-time in the Army for three years (four years for scholarship winners). Selected Cadets may choose to serve part-time in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard while also pursuing a civilian career. Enrolling in the Army ROTC Basic Course does NOT involve a commitment of service to the Army.