Army ROTC is the premier leadership development course on campus today and accounts for nearly 70% of the Army’s Officers.

The leadership training received can form the foundation for a career in or out of the Army. Not all students that participate in ROTC have plans to serve as Officers.

Students may take up to two years of ROTC without committing to the Army.

Benefits of Army ROTC

Army ROTC is one of the Nation’s top leadership programs. Through Army ROTC, you can:

  • Get help with college tuition and fees with an Army ROTC scholarship.
  • Gain experience you can’t find anywhere else.
  • Earn the respect of your peers and future employers.
  • Train to become a leader and manager.

Army ROTC ScholarshipTraining and Curriculum

Army ROTC is comprised of Basic Course for freshmen and sophomores, and Advanced Course for juniors and seniors.

Basic Course studies Army History, Army organization and structure, techniques and principles of leadership and management, map reading, drill and ceremony, and military customs. There is no obligation for Cadets enrolled in Freshman and Sophomore level classes.

Advanced Course focuses on tactical operations, military instruction, advanced techniques of management, leadership, and command.

Scholarship Program

Whether you’re a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s merit and grades, not financial need.

  • Two, three, and four year scholarship options based on time remaining to complete your degree.
  • Full tuition and fees scholarship.
  • Additional $1,200 allowance for books and fees.
  • Georgetown College provides free room and board scholarships for students receiving full tuition through ROTC.

Cadets also receive a monthly Living Allowance. This stipend is tax-free and increases each year you are enrolled in ROTC, from $300/month as a freshman to $500/month as a senior. This allowance is also available to all non-scholarship Cadets enrolled in the Army ROTC Advanced Course.

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)

The Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend Army ROTC and serve in the United States Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. Cadets serve as Officer Trainees in the Reserve or National Guard while completing college. You can earn Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances. SMP Cadets have the ability to compete for Active Duty commissions or have the choice to pursue a commission in the Army Reserves or Army National Guard, upon commissioning from ROTC.

Time Commitment

Army ROTC takes up no more of your time than most other college electives. The typical ROTC student spends 6-9 hours a week with Army ROTC, including classes, leadership labs, and physical fitness training. As a partnership school with the University of Kentucky Army ROTC program, Georgetown College Basic Course students take ROTC classes and physical fitness training on the Georgetown College campus and are required to attend leadership labs on the University of Kentucky campus every Wednesday afternoon. Advanced Course students receive physical fitness training on the Georgetown College campus and are required to attend ROTC class and leadership lab on the University of Kentucky campus.

classroomArmy ROTC Courses

Freshman / Military Science I

Fall Semester Spring Semester
MLS 101 MLS 102
MLS 250 MLS 250
KHP 107 KHP 107

Sophomore / Military Science II

Fall Semester Spring Semester
MLS 211 MLS 212
MLS 250 MLS 250
KHP 107 KHP 107

Note: MLS 320 (History 320) will need to be taken during your Junior or Senior year, if not sooner.

Leader’s Training Course (LTC)

This course is for those college students who want to complete Army ROTC training in two years. To qualify, you must complete a challenging and motivating 28-day training program at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon completion of LTC, the graduates return to campus prepared to enter the Advanced Course.

How to Enroll

rotc patchIf you are a full-time student at Georgetown College, contact the Registrar to see which Military Science class to sign up for. Some students may be eligible for placement credit based upon prior military training or JROTC in high school.

Contact Army ROTC to see what options may be available to you. Keep in mind that we produce Officers for the Active Army and the National Guard and Reserves. It is important that you weigh all of your options before making a decision.

For more information about Army ROTC, contact:

Mr. Allen Back
University of Kentucky
101 Barker Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0028
Phone 859-257-6865
Fax 859-257-2428