Questions

Can I be overweight in ROTC?

Can I be overweight in ROTC?

Yes, there are some progressive physical fitness requirements and you cannot be overweight and complete the program. ROTC gives you the opportunity to learn what the military is all about these days – the role of the Army and its soldiers, (strategy, politics, technology, standards, career fields, etc.)

How hard is it to join ROTC?

Navy ROTC. This is a more difficult scholarship to obtain than the Army and Air Force Scholarship. For the academic year 2018-2019, more than 5,000 high school senior applications for the scholarship were reviewed. About 1,500 applicants were awarded a scholarship.

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Do you have to be in shape for ROTC?

It is important to keep in good physical shape. A scholarship recipient cannot contract and start receiving scholarship benefits until she is able to pass the fitness test. However, the goal should not just be to pass the test but to excel and possibly max the test.

How many pushups should I do for ROTC?

In order to “max” the test, males need to score 50/50/6:30 (push-ups/curl-ups/run). Female max is 40/50/7:18.

Can you do ROTC without joining the military?

No. Students who enroll in ROTC don’t join the Army. They take an ROTC class for which they receive credit. It’s considered a college elective.

How do you lose weight with ROTC?

Lifestyle and Weight Loss Write or journal about your stressors and what you are grateful for. Practice mindfulness meditation or breathing, such as Mark Divine’s “box breathing” or a meditation app. Schedule time for intentional, undistracted rest and recreation. Disconnect from social media and the news cycle.

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Does ROTC count as joining the Army?

A. No. Students who enroll in ROTC don’t join the Army. They take an ROTC class for which they receive credit. It’s considered a college elective.

What will my college experience be like in ROTC?

You’ll also enjoy a complete college experience alongside your ROTC training. Like other students, you’ll attend your academic classes, participate in clubs and extracurriculars, and live in dorms.

Are Army ROTC scholarships retroactive?

A: Army ROTC scholarships vary based on the length of time remaining for students to complete their degrees. There are two-, three- and four-year merit-based scholarships providing full tuition. Scholarships also include annual book allowances and a monthly stipend. Army ROTC scholarships are not retroactive.

What happens if you drop out of ROTC?

If you drop out or are expelled from the program, you will face serious consequences, including potential legal action. You will also be required to pay back your scholarship if you have received one. (However, keep in mind that many of these consequences only apply to students who do receive ROTC scholarships.)