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    The ROTC Experience

    Maj. Otto Padron, an infantry officer, talks about ROTC and how it prepares students to be leaders in a military or civilian career.

    Sink or Swim

    ROTC cadets participate in a team-building exercise.

    ROTC Training at Golden Gate P...

    Alex Fan and his fellow Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students engage in an exercise in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

    Officer Commissioning Ceremony

    Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Amanda Morgan participates in her officer commissioning ceremony and is sworn in by her father.

    A Sense of Achievement

    Recent graduates of Basic Training look back on their experiences.

    Scholar, Athlete, Leader

    As an Army ROTC cadet, Marissa Bernadette learns how to be a nurse and develops skills that will help her excel.

    ROTC Leader's Training Co...

    College students can join ROTC after two years by participating in the Leader’s Training Course (LTC).

    Army ROTC Training

    Army ROTC cadets build up their physical strength, teamwork skills and leadership abilities through various exercises.

    The Air National Guard Officer...

    Maj. Windy Hendrick, a fighter pilot with the Air National Guard, discusses how people can join the Air National Guard as an officer.

    A Student and a Soldier

    Jeff Davis, an Army ROTC cadet at Old Dominion University, balances his college education with his military training.

    Roles in the Corps: Infantry O...

    Capt. Kutilek explains why he wanted to go into the infantry when he joined the Marine Corps.

    An Infantry Officer Leading fr...

    Capt. Kutilek explains why he wanted to be as far forward on the front lines as possible and why he decided to attend the Citadel.

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