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Region's universities buck national trend of failing to meet ROTC quotas

Region's universities buck national trend of failing to meet ROTC quotas | army rotc | Scoop.it
Seven Western Pennsylvania universities with Reserve Officer Training Corps headquartered there meet or exceed military quotas for officers — unlike half of college programs elsewhere, ...
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tyler novotny's comment, February 19, 2014 10:08 AM
ROTC produces about half of the commissioned officers in the U.S. military. The service academies and officer candidate schools make up the other fifty percent. Over half of these commissioned officers go Army, where the Navy and Air Force make up the other percentage.
tyler novotny's comment, February 19, 2014 10:20 AM
IUP remains one of the most popular ROTC programs in the country with a rate of 1 in 100 students joining the military science course. It has been tradition at IUP over the last 63 years to produce officers without interrupted by the military for any reason. Unlike Pitt and other big name campuses, IUP has a separate ROTC building and an indoor live-fire range on campus.
tyler novotny's comment, February 19, 2014 10:30 AM
Each year the Congress sets a quota for the number of officers each branch of the military needs. This is relied upon by commanders to see how many slots need filled by incoming freshman. This is a five year plan because the incoming freshman use the next four years earning a degree and taking military training programs to become an officer. The GAO report said that through the years 2008 to 2012, half the ROTC programs throughout the nation failed to produce the number of officers the quota was asking for in any year.
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Army ROTC - Training Opportunities

Army ROTC - Training Opportunities | army rotc | Scoop.it
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tyler novotny's comment, February 20, 2014 9:26 PM
The most important training a ROTC member will receive is the Leadership Development and Assessment Course. It is 33 days long and each cadet is physically and mentally broken down and put into stressful situations where they have to make quick decisions. Each cadet is individually watched by platoon officers and given a rank compared to their peers. Scoring high is very important because it can help cadets be more competitive when becoming a commissioned officer.
tyler novotny's comment, February 20, 2014 9:37 PM
If a student has successfully completed Advanced Camp and selected by the Professor of Military Science than they will be placed in Cadet Troop Leading Training. Here, they will be put in charge of an Army platoon of 35 soldiers and perform operations as their platoon leader. This experience will help cadets be better prepared for their future as an officer and put them ahead of their peers.
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ROTC Programs - Today's Military

Learn more about ROTC programs, which prepare young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military.
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tyler novotny's comment, February 20, 2014 9:04 PM
The Army ROTC program demands student to develop their leadership skills and has one of the best success rates in the country doing so. Students are also taught military skills and career training through courses in the classroom and in real life operations in the field of their training. In the summer, students are also offered to take additional courses to improve their skills with individual jobs. After students complete the program they become an officer in the U.S. Army.
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Military ROTC Center | Military.com

Military ROTC Center | Military.com | army rotc | Scoop.it
Thinking of joining or reaffiliating with the military? Learn about all of your options at Military.com's Recruiting Center, and connect with all the service branches.
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tyler novotny's comment, February 20, 2014 9:30 PM
Infantry is the main combat force of the Army. The job of an infantry officer is to lead other infantryman in operations of land combat. Another job of an infantry officer is to coordinate the ranks of infantry soldiers.
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ROTC - Indiana University of Pennsylvania

ROTC - Indiana University of Pennsylvania | army rotc | Scoop.it
The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps teaches students leadership and management skills that help prepare them for successful careers—in the U.S. Army or in civilian life.
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tyler novotny's comment, February 19, 2014 12:30 PM
At IUP, ROTC is only considered an elective. Just because a student signs up for ROTC does not mean they signed up for the armed forces. But if a student graduates who has completed the ROTC program, they are obligated to serve as an officer in the military.
tyler novotny's comment, February 19, 2014 12:53 PM
The ROTC program has two main phases with the first phase being the Basic Course where freshman and sophomores learn basic military skills. During the junior and senior years students are in the Advanced Course where operations are more tactical and advanced. Skills learned from the ROTC program will not only help students in the military but will also make them better civilians and will open a variety of opportunities.
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What is ROTC?

What is ROTC? | army rotc | Scoop.it
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tyler novotny's comment, February 20, 2014 9:17 PM
Members of the ROTC program who agree to enter the Advanced Course, which is typically juniors and seniors, must complete a time of service for the Army. These students have the choice of serving active duty in the Army for three years full time, or they can serve part time by attending the Army Reserves or the National Guard while living civilian lives. Usually, students in ROTC are those who receive good grades, are physically fit and athletic, and are determined to become great leaders.