In college and after graduation, cadets find that the training and experience that they have received are assets - whether pursuing an Army or civilian career. Employers place high regard on the management and leadership skills that Cadets acquire throughout the ROTC curriculum. Plus, ROTC looks great on a resume. When Cadets complete the ROTC course, upon graduation, they become commissioned officers in the U.S. Army. Young Army Officers are typically responsible for hundreds of Soldiers and millions of dollars in equipment. This type of responsibility and leadership experience is uncommon for young professionals in the private sector.
Additionally, Army ROTC provides excellent growth opportunities in terms of leadership, interpersonal relationships, team building, and education through external internships and military service schools. Cadets have completed internships across the country, including Los Alamos National Labs and with the National Security Agency in Washington, DC. Every year several Cadets attend the Army’s Airborne and Air Assault Schools.