Reserve Officers' Training Corps - ROTC

Welcome to the Villanova University Army ROTC Dauntless Battalion. We are a proud organization, dedicated to producing the finest quality leaders possible. Our program will challenge you to do things you never have done before while teaching you valuable leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

Reserve Officers' Training Corps or ROTC is comprised of college students who, in addition to their academic discipline, study Military Science. Military Science is an elective managerial training program designed to develop college men and women for positions of leadership and responsibility as junior officers in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve or the Army National Guard.

As the largest single source of Army Officers, the ROTC program fulfills a vital role in providing mature young men and women leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Army. The ROTC curriculum encourages critical thinking, goal setting, and problem solving through and interdisciplinary study of leadership and managerial principles. Specifically the program is structured to develop skills in interpersonal motivation, decision making, communication and supervision, cultural awareness, physical fitness, tenacity and a strong work ethic.

Compatible with any academic major, the ROTC program enhances a student's development in college and is open to undergraduate as well as graduate students. The Army ROTC program is offered in two, three and four-year programs of instruction.

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