Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is the premier college level leadership program, leading to a commission as an Army officer and membership in one of the most respected professions in America.
Students do not require prior military experience or a commitment to the Army for the first two years of the program. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training, cadets learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an officer in the Army. Classes are focused on developing qualities that are necessary for leadership in a military or civilian career: fast and effective decision making, strong vision and goals, confidence and presence, effective communication, and the ability to influence others towards a common goal by providing purpose, motivation and direction. Students who decide to commit to ROTC have the opportunity to attend various summer training programs both in the U.S. and abroad. Loras students will take the Military Science classes on the University of Dubuque campus and fall under the University of Northern Iowa host ROTC program.
Students that complete the program and their 4-year degree receive a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army, serving with the Regular Army (active duty), in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard. They will serve the Army in one of 18 different career fields and begin making a difference in their community and our Nation.