Reserve Officers Training Corps

In conjunction with Alabama State University and Auburn Montgomery, Huntingdon students may enroll in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program in either the Air Force (Aerospace Studies/ASU) or the Army (Military Science/AUM). Completion of the courses necessary for ROTC fulfillment adds an automatic minor in that field of study to your academic program.

The ROTC program provides a variety of scholarships for eligible students.

Students who successfully complete an ROTC program and an undergraduate degree at Huntingdon receive a commission. The nationwide ROTC program is a major source of officer procurement. The purpose of ROTC is to offer educational experiences that will develop an appreciation for democracy, prepare students for responsible citizenship, and train students for management and leadership in the appropriate military service.

You may apply a maximum of 12 semester hours in 300- and 400-level courses toward the minimum of 120 hours for a Bachelor of Arts degree. Credit hours in ROTC courses are included in the count of hours for a normal course load in a given semester.

Air Force ROTC

commissioning ceremony

The goal of the Air Force ROTC curriculum is to provide the military knowledge and skills cadets will need when they become Air Force officers. Students involved in Air Force ROTC complete a minor in Aerospace Studies. Most courses are taught at Alabama State University.

Each year, the Air Force offers a variety of ROTC scholarship programs to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding academic scholarship and leadership potential. Scholarships cover tuition, laboratory, and incidental fees. Scholarship cadets also receive a nontaxable allowance each month.

Although Air Force ROTC students take the ROTC courses at Alabama State University, they are enrolled as full-time students at Huntingdon, and any financial assistance provided by the military is based on tuition and fees at Huntingdon.

For additional information and detailed program requirements, students should contact:

Air Force ROTC Detachment 019 | Alabama State University
1235 Carter Hill Road. | Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 229-4305 | Email Lt. Col. Ann Graham at agraham@alasu.edu

Army ROTC

The purpose of the Army ROTC curriculum is to develop well-educated junior officers for the Active Army, as well as for the Army National Guard and Army Reserve. The curriculum is divided into two course levels: a General Military Course (Basic Course), open to all freshmen and sophomores, and an Officer Development Course (Advanced Course) for contracted juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Successful completion of both courses and the awarding of a bachelor’s degree constitute the normal progression to earning a commission as a Second Lieutenant.

A student undecided about pursuing a commission may keep this option open by participating in the General Military Course, together with his or her chosen curriculum. Through the course, freshmen and sophomores may make an educated decision on the advantages of earning an officer’s commission, while incurring no military obligation. Successful completion of the General Military course or commensurate training is a prerequisite for enrollment in the Officer Development Course.

The Army ROTC curriculum prepares students to become effective leaders and managers in a variety of challenging commissioned officer specialties, thus facilitating early middle management career development and progression. The student will not always be restricted to the classroom. Students could find themselves rafting down a river, determining their location on a land navigation course, firing an M16A2 rifle on a military range, or dancing the night away at a military ball. The student will not only execute, but also will perform the staff work in planning these various functions. Completion of the Army ROTC curriculum provides a minor in Military Science.

Each year the Army offers a variety of scholarship programs to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding academic scholarship and leadership potential. Scholarships cover tuition, laboratory and incidental fees. Scholarship cadets also receive a nontaxable allowance each month. Although a student takes the ROTC courses at Auburn Montgomery, that student is a full-time student at Huntingdon, and any financial assistance provided by the military services is based on tuition and fees at Huntingdon.

For additional information and detailed program requirements, students should contact:

Dee Long, Administrative Associate | dlong7@aum.edu | (334) 244-3528
AUM Army ROTC | ROTC House—1255 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL 36117 | Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
ArmyROTC@aum.edu

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