Frequently-Asked-Questions

 

Q.  By enrolling in JSU Army ROTC, are you joining the Army?

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

 

Q.  Is JSU Army ROTC like “boot camp?”

A.  No. JSU Army ROTC cadets go directly to college where they earn their degree.

 

Q.  What can students expect to learn by taking JSU Army ROTC?

A.  Quite simply, the leadership and management skills needed to become a U.S. Army officer or have a successful civilian career.

 

Q.  What makes JSU Army ROTC different from regular college management courses?

A.  Students in JSU Army ROTC learn through a unique program that involves both classroom and “live” situations.  For instance, a JSU Army ROTC cadet might be found leading classmates through adventure training, down a river in a raft, or up a mountain wall.

 

Q.  Is there a military obligation during college?

A.  During the first two years, ROTC cadets have no military obligation (or the first year in the case of scholarship winners).

 

Q.  What is the JSU Army ROTC course comprised of?

A.  The JSU Army ROTC program is divided into phases: The Basic Course studies Army history, organization and structure.  The techniques and principles of leadership and management are stressed throughout.  The Advanced Course concentrates on tactical operations and military instruction, as well as advanced techniques of management, leadership, and command.

 

Q.  Does JSU Army ROTC offer scholarships?

A.  Yes.  Each year students attending JSU or affiliate schools are eligible to receive ROTC scholarships.  JSU Army ROTC awards them to students studying science, engineering, nursing, business, as well as a variety of other majors.

 

Q.  How much money does JSU Army ROTC usually award and what does the money go towards?

A.  Scholarships are awarded at different monetary levels.  Scholarships cover up to $17,000/yr in tuition and student fees.  Additionally, scholarship awardees receive money for books, as well as a monthly stipend.

 

Q.  On what basis are scholarship winners chosen?

A.  JSU Army ROTC scholarships are not based on financial need.  Instead, they’re awarded on merit.  Merit is exhibited in academic achievement and extracurricular activities, such as sports, student government or part-time work.

 

Q.  Can only scholarship winners enroll in JSU Army ROTC?

A.  No. Anyone can enroll in JSU Army ROTC.  And regardless of whether you’re a scholarship winner or not, all JSU Army ROTC books, supplies and equipment are furnished at no cost to you.

 

Q.  How often are JSU Army ROTC scholarships awarded?

A.  Scholarships are awarded throughout the year to qualified students.  High School students generally receive their scholarship during their senior year.  Green to Gold Scholarships are awarded twice a year.  Nursing, SMP, TSTAP, and college based 2-, 3-, and 4-year scholarships are awarded continuously throughout the school year and summer to qualified cadets.

 

Q.  How do students benefit from JSU Army ROTC?

A.  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 JSU Army ROTC instructors stress.  Plus, JSU Army ROTC looks great on a resume.  When cadets complete the JSU Army ROTC course, upon graduation, they become commissioned officers in the U.S. Army

 

Q.  How do I apply for a scholarship from JSU Army ROTC?

A.  The first thing that you need to do is to contact the Recruiting Operations Officer by calling 601-979-8606 or by email at bobby.w.crocker2.mil@mail.mil .  They will be able to answer any questions that you might have and will guide you in the right direction on what steps you need to take to apply for a 2-, 3-, or 4-year scholarship.

 

Q.  How do I join JSU Army ROTC?

A.  Students can register for Military Science courses and take them at JSU, Mississippi College, or Hinds Community College.   When you register for classes, register for the appropriate Military Science course along with the Leadership Laboratory.  A list of these courses can be found in the course catalog.

 

Q.  What summer training opportunities does JSU Army ROTC offer?

A.  During the summer break, cadets can take part in Airborne School, Air Assault School, Mountain Warfare, Northern Warfare, Leadership Training Course, Warrior Forge, Cadet Troop Leadership Training, and the Nursing Student Training Program.

 

Q.  What are my career field choices in the Army when I commission?

A.  You can join a variety of career fields to include Aviation, Armor, Adjutant General, Chemical, Infantry, Ordnance, Signal, Quartermaster, Transportation, Medical Service, Military Police, Nursing, Finance, Military Intelligence, Field Artillery, and Air Defense Artillery, and Engineer Corps.