About ROTC Reserve Officer Training Corps
Texas Army National Guard Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is an elective curriculum you can take along with your required college classes. More importantly, ROTC is an elite leadership course that provides the tools, training, and experience that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. During classes and field training, you learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups, and conduct missions as an Officer.
Cadets are commissioned as Second Lieutenants upon graduation, starting a career in a wide range of branches and specialties. Being an Officer means you're a leader, counselor, strategist, and motivator - like a vital manager in a corporation. Officers lead other Soldiers in an array of situations and environments, achieving success with their team on every mission.
Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD): Scholarships available through Army ROTC that guarantee that commissioned Cadets serve in the Texas Army National Guard. GRFD scholarships are available for up to two years and allow simultaneous use with the Select Reserve Montgomery GI Bill, chapter 1606 or 1607.
Dedicated National Guard Scholarship: Available for up to three years, but does not allow simultaneous use with the Guard GI Bill. Qualifications include: US citizenship, 2.5 GPA, under 31 years of age for the entire year of commissioning, pass the Army Physical Fitness Test, meet Army height/weight standards, full-time student, and be of good moral character.
Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP): A two-year program whereby cadets serve in the Texas Army National Guard and attend ROTC classes simultaneously.