Leadership that lasts a lifetime

Leadership of any kind is a valued trait to add to your character. But when it comes in the form of an ROTC program, it carries with it an even greater meaning. The truth is, very few places in the world—and even fewer organizations in college—offer individuals the ability to develop and test their leadership ability like an ROTC program. At Concordia, our ROTC cadets come with a wide array of majors and skills. All will be challenged with physical training, field exercises, and weekend-long events that will help you develop both physically and mentally. The goal is to equip you with the skills necessary to help you achieve your calling to leave college as an Officer in the United States Army. This title is not given, but earned. And it’s highly sought after by businesses and organizations around the world.

Through our partnership with Marquette University, you’ll receive your major classes here at Concordia University and the ROTC elective coursework at Marquette.

Army ROTC extracurricular activities

You’ll enjoy many opportunities to socialize and connect outside the classroom. Some activities include:

  • Ranger Challenge (Varsity Sport)
  • Cadet Rangers
  • Color Guard
  • Army Ten Miler
  • Army Dining In
  • Military Ball
  • Honor Guard (for WWII Veterans)

Ranger Challenge, Fall 2019

Army ROTC Scholarships

High school

  • National high school scholarships are available for high school seniors and those who have not yet earned a college degree.
  • National Army ROTC scholarship applications are available starting June between your junior and senior year and must be initiated no later than the published date in the first week of February of your senior year
  • Army ROTC awards 3 and 4-year merit-based scholarships.


  • 2-year
  • 2.5-year
  • 3-year
  • Nursing


Must enlist in Army National Guard or Army Reserve

  • 2-year
  • 2.5-year
  • 3-year
  • 3.5-year
  • 4-year

Additional Army ROTC incentives:

  • Room and board of $10,000 per year ($5,000 per semester); in place of tuition and fees, if you desire
  • Book stipend of $1,200 per year ($600 per semester)
  • Living allowance stipend of $420 per academic month (prorated and based on academic year)

What does Army ROTC entail?

  • 4 days of physical training per week (4 hours)
  • 1 day of leadership lab per week (2 hours)
  • Weekly Military Science class (1-3 hours, depending on academic year)
  • 1 weekend each semester of training at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
  • 29 days at Advanced Camp in Fort Knox, Kentucky, the summer between your junior and senior year

Field Training Exercise, Fall 2019

CDT Adam Ft. Campbell, KY 2019

Army ROTC summer training opportunities

Cadets have the opportunity to attend various Army Schools and special courses through the Cadet Advanced Individual Training (CAIT) program. This extra training can include attending: Air Assault, Basic Airborne, Mountain Warfare, Northern Warfare, and SF Combat Diver Qualification Course.

Memorandums of understanding

Partner Institution Partner Program Concordia's Program Info
Marquette University Air Force ROTC Undergraduate / Graduate View
Marquette University Army ROTC Undergraduate / Graduate View

Contact Us

Sydney A. Ginger, Capt, USAF
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies
Marquette University, AFROTC Det 930

Phone: 414-288-5817
Email: sydney.ginger@marquette.edu