Army ROTC is offered to Saint Michael’s College students through partnership with the University of Vermont. The Army ROTC program offers young men and women the opportunity to develop leadership and management skills leading to an officer commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard. Students are continuously mentored by experienced Army officers and non-commissioned officers on the leadership and management skills that will be required of them in the twentyfirst century through a combination of classroom, computer Internet research, laboratory and field training.
The four-year Military Studies program consists of a two-year Basic Course (first and sophomore years) and a two-year Advanced Course (junior and senior years).
The Basic Course is designed to introduce interested students to the Army, the role of an Army officer, and basic military skills. Other than for Army ROTC scholarship students, the Basic Course incurs no military obligation. Students survey Army opportunities and decide whether to continue on to the Advanced Course and an Army commission as a Second Lieutenant. Basic Course classes are conducted on the Saint Michael’s College campus.
The Advanced Course is open to qualified junior and senior students who have either successfully completed the Army ROTC Basic Course, the Army ROTC Basic Camp, or Army Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training. The course is designed to prepare students for a career as an Army officer. Students are required to successfully complete a thirty-five day Army ROTC Advanced Camp the summer following their junior year. Upon completion of the Advanced Course and a bachelor’s degree, graduates are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard.