A masked ROTC cadet stands with the Arizona flag in front of Willow LakeThe Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a four-year college elective program offered at Embry-Riddle's residential campuses to train students to become Air Force and Army officers. The Air Force and Army ROTC offer you a chance to develop the skills for success needed in the military and civilian worlds, such as confidence, self-esteem, motivation, and the ability to make decisions. We also have a Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) that offers you the ability to get commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Today, as in the past, many bright, young, ambitious students have the desire to be leaders. Are you one of them?

Reserve Officer Training programs are controlled and operated according to rules and regulations established by the service branch that sponsors them. These may be changed without notice or obligation. Students should contact the Admissions Office to determine program availability.

The ROTC program also features international opportunities through Project GO, an initiative aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers, which features a trip to Beijing, China.

See the Special Courses selection of the current online catalog for details.

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Air Force ROTC

Make the most of your Embry-Riddle experience by leaving college with a degree and entering the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant.

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Get help with tuition, earn your degree, and join the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant with Embry-Riddle's Army ROTC program.

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Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Course

Train at Officer Candidates School during the summers, earn a degree, and leave Embry-Riddle with a commission as a U.S. Marine Corps second lieutenant.

More about our PLC Program