Rutgers ROTC

New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers Army ROTC Commissioning Class of 2017.

Rutgers ROTC

Lead by Example

The Scarlet Knight Battalion
Army ROTC has a long-standing tradition at Rutgers of producing a diversity of leaders for the Army, New Jersey and the Nation. The Scarlet Knight Battalion's mission is to commission officers into the United States Army as Second Lieutenants who will go on to serve our country in the Regular Active Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserves. Students at the following colleges may cross-enroll into the Rutgers ROTC program:

  • Monmouth University
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Raritan Valley Community College

Army ROTC offers students the opportunity to learn and grow in a variety of ways. The program of instruction challenges each cadet in the battalion in both indoor and outdoor settings; cadets participate in classroom instruction while also engaging in world class physical fitness training, land navigation/orienteering, rifle marksmanship and other military activities. Cadets learn management and leadership skills not available in other University programs. Army ROTC contributes to a variety of leadership skills applicable to any profession, career or job, while instilling in each cadet a sense of confidence, discipline, and personal responsibility. Moreover, each cadet gains the satisfaction of being part of a select group of Americans dedicated to support and defend the US Constitution and serve the Nation.

There are many routes you can take to commission as a Second Lieutenant through Army ROTC. You can enter our program as a freshman, sophomore or have at least two years remaining at Rutgers as an undergrad or graduate student. We also have programs for those Rutgers students who are currently serving in the National Guard or Army Reserves as enlisted soldiers and want to become officers.

We at Rutgers Army ROTC challenge you to join our program. If you have what it takes and seek opportunity to learn new skills, develop and exercise leadership abilities, test your mettle against your peers, and join a group of extraordinary young Americans who want more out of their college experience, then contact us.

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