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Army ROTC is one of the Nation’s top leadership programs, with a wide range of benefits. Through Army ROTC you can:

  • Get help with your college tuition and books with an Army ROTC Scholarship.
  • Receive a monthly stipend throughout the school year.
  • At WVU, a limited number of scholarship winners will also receive Room & Board.
  • Gain leadership experience you can’t find anywhere else.
  • Gain the respect of your peers and future employers.


In Army ROTC you will learn to become a leader—not just a person who gives orders but a person who leads by example. Being an Officer in the U.S. Army means you’re a counselor, a strategist and a motivator. As an Officer, you will lead other Soldiers in all situations and adjust to environments that are always changing. You’ll be driven to achieve success with your team on every mission.

Learn more about Becoming an Officer


The specific skills you receive in Army ROTC will include things like leadership development, military skills and adventure training. This will take place both in the classroom and in the field. Army ROTC has two phases: Basic Course and Advanced Course.

Learn more about Skills Development


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. Even if you don’t receive a scholarship, all cadets who make the commitment of service in the Army receive a monthly stipend during the school year. Learn more and apply for the National Scholarship (Opens June 12 of the rising senior year of high school) at


Cadets who enlist in the National Guard or Army Reserves can receive even more financial aid for education. Cadets will simultaneously serve in ROTC and as Soldiers in the National Guard or Reserve Component. Qualified Soldiers may also be eligible to receive the G.I. Bill in addition to the ROTC monthly stipend. Soldiers who enlist in the West Virginia National Guard become an in-state student and are eligible for additional tuition assistance.

For more information: National Guard SMP

For more information: Army Reserve SMP

Recruiting Contacts

SSG Roger Walton, WV Army National Guard
Cell: (304) 552-1230

SSG Cody Gray, WV Army National Guard
Cell: (304) 650-5554

SFC Kevin Swiger, Army/Army Reserve
Cell: (304) 237-5339