University of Southern Maine Army ROTC

Here you can navigate through some of the most common questions the program recieves!

Army ROTC offers exciting & challenging training that features classroom instruction, physical fitness training, leadership laboratories and field training exercises. Our program consists of over 100 cadets who are strong leaders and citizens, active on campus and in the community.

The leadership lab serves two very important purposes: it gives the MS III’s a chance to practice leading small units in preparation for Advanced Camp; and it gives the MS I & II’s the opportunity to learn important skills. During most leadership labs the MS III class will lead the underclassmen in battle drills under the supervision of the MS IV class.

Contracted cadets have the chance to go to various Army schools over the summer! Schools like Airborne, Air Assault, and Mountain Warfare are just a few that you can accomplish!

Yes. Each year thousands of students attending colleges nationwide receive ROTC scholarships.

In college and after graduation, Cadets find that the training and experience that they have received are assets – whether pursuing an Army or civilian career. Employers place high regard on the management and leadership skills that ROTC instructors stress. Plus, ROTC looks great on a resume. When cadets complete ROTC, upon graduation, they become commissioned officers in the U.S. Army.