Fast-Track Entry

ROTC Basic Camp is a fast-track option for upper-level college students (students entering their junior year or a Master’s program) to become an Army officer through ROTC. Completing this fast-track program earns you credit for the first two years of ROTC.

Basic Camp is four weeks of intense classroom and field training held in the summer at Fort Knox, KY. This leader development course is an accelerated version of the two years of leadership development training Cadets receive in the Basic Course. By transforming yourself through this rigorous training, you will qualify for enrollment in Army ROTC.

ROTC Basic course has no cost to attend – in fact, attendees earn pay while at this training.  Additionally, ROTC pays for travel, lodging and food.

There is no obligation to sign a contract to serve prior to attending ROTC Basic Camp. If you decide to contract upon return from Basic Camp, Islander Army ROTC will coach you through the contracting process. This process includes a medical evaluation, security clearance, degree plan, and scholarship requests. Your obligations from there will include:

      • Successfully completing the last 4-6 semesters of ROTC, along with your degree
      • Successfully completing a summer 4-week field-based experience at Fort Knox
      • Successfully completing a military history course
      • Passing the Army Combat Fitness Test
      • Contracting no later than November of the Fall semester after RAOT Basic Course

ROTC weekly obligations while a TAMU-CC student:

      • 2 ROTC class sessions
      • 1 lab (includes combat water survival, small unit tactics, rappelling, team leading)
      • 4 PT sessions
      • Plus 1 leader training exercise weekend per semester

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