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Be a leader.

This program teaches and instills leadership traits and qualities, so that you may one day lead an organization. Students gain unique skills and experiences related to the military, such as map reading, land navigation, marksmanship, rappelling and much more. Opportunities for a full-tuition scholarship with a guaranteed job following graduation, with a starting annual salary of more than $60,000 in pay and benefits.


in scholarships available to individual cadets over a four-year period


when UD's ROTC program was founded, making it one of the oldest programs in the country


officers commissioned out of the University of Dayton's ROTC program

A High-Quality Education

  • Hands-on Experiential Learning
  • Global Engagement
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Classroom instruction paired with a Leadership Lab provides cadets an opportunity to learn through hands-on experience with actual military equipment. Cadets practice military movements and tactics under the guidance of experienced active military personnel as they participate in a team-building environment.

    Students can engage in paid summer training opportunities domestically and abroad, in which cadets travel to regions around the world to gain experiential knowledge.

    Four-year, three-year and two-year scholarships are available that provide financial assistance for tuition, housing, food and books, as well as stipends for day-to-day expenses. Earn a scholarship totaling more than $250,000 over four years.

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    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Careers and Jobs in the U.S. Army

    Employers place high regard on the management and leadership skills cadets acquire in the ROTC program.

    Earn a minor in military science

    Students from all academic disciplines can earn a minor in military science at no additional cost, providing them with the opportunity to study the theory and practice of the military profession.


    Army ROTC

    O'Reilly Hall, Room 08
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0820


    unique Army branches offering endless career paths and opportunities all over the world.


    priority is given to cadets enrolled in the ROTC program