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Commission as a US Army 2nd Lieutenant


Successful completion of the four-year Army ROTC program at The Citadel can lead to a commission in the United States Army for either full-time service on Active Duty or part-time service with the National Guard or Army Reserve. To qualify for commissioning the Cadet must complete all the below criteria:

  • Completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree
  • Complete ROTC Basic Course and Advance Course through Military Science Class and Military Science Training Lab, or authorized credit
  • Completion of ROTC Advance Camp
  • Cadets must pass the US Army fitness test each semester and be in accordance with the Army’s height and weight standards
  • Participation in physical fitness training two days a week
  • Attend 4-day ROTC Field Training Exercise (FTX) at Fort Jackson each semester
  • Must be medically qualified for military service from the Department of Defense
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be at least 17 years old at the time of start and under 31 years of age at the time of completion
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment at The Citadel, with minimum 12-credit hours in person
  • No felonies or domestic assault convictions
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