MILITARY SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
The United States Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Elizabeth City State University prepares students to commission as officers in the United States Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard. Army ROTC offers premiere leadership-development courses focusing on: organization, leadership, ethics, military history, and small unit tactics.
A minor in Military Science can easily be completed while pursuing a degree in any undergraduate program. Students can take freshman and sophomore level military science courses with no commitment or contract for military service.
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High School Students: Current high school students should prepare by applying to ECSU, and emailing one of the Cadre for a meeting at Dixon-Patterson Hall.
Current Students: Email one of the Cadre for a meeting at Dixon-Patterson Hall to discuss ROTC requirements and benefits. Register for a Military Science class to begin learning more about U.S. Army leadership.
Current Military Members: Simultaneous Membership Program: allows you to take Army ROTC courses while also serving in the U.S. Army Reserve or U.S. Army National Guard.
It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. Cadets serve as officer trainees in the Reserve or National Guard while completing college. You can earn Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.
Green-to-Gold Program allows Active Duty Soldiers the opportunity to take Army ROTC courses and earn a degree in 2 years. Green-to-Gold cadets can remain on active duty while attending school or leave active duty while under scholarship. Learn more here.
Basic Camp: Cadet Basic Camp is a training event at Fort Knox, Kentucky, designed to introduce Cadets to the Army. The objective is to develop Cadet leadership skills, train individual Soldier tasks, and reinforce the Army Values. Basic Camp provides the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in ROTC, and, ultimately, the Army. Basic Camp Cadets graduate the course prepared to lead at the team (3-4 Cadets) and squad (9-13 Cadets) level. This program is followed by enrollment in the Advanced Courses to complete the ROTC Program.
Advance Camp: During the summer between their junior and senior years of college, Cadets attend a paid five-week training session called Advance Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Advance Camp gives Cadets the chance to demonstrate what they have learned in the classroom. Cadets are evaluated on individual skills (such as marksmanship and land navigation) and their leadership potential through critical thinking and troop leading procedures. Advance Camp graduates are prepared to lead at the platoon level (30-40 Cadets) and commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
After completion of all Basic and Advance Course requirements, Cadets commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard.
Cadets selected for Active Duty Service serve a minimum of four-years on active duty with options to serve a remaining four years in Active Duty, Army Reserve, National Guard, or Individual Ready Reserve.
Cadets not selected for Active Duty Service serve a total of eight years in the Army Reserve or National Guard.