About Army ROTC
About Army ROTC Originally dating back to 1819 with the initial creation of a training program at Norwich University in Vermont; United States Reserve Officer Training Corps was officially created with the National Defense Act of 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. Since then, Army ROTC is credited with commissioning more than half a million second lieutenants. Army ROTC is a pre-commissioning program for currently enrolled college students looking to commission as Second Lieutenant’s into the United States Army upon college graduation. For more information regarding the history of Army ROTC, visit here.