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About ROTC

Islader Army ROTC

Teaching the Leaders of Tomorrow

The U.S. Army ROTC program here at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi has a simple mission: to train the future leaders of the Army. We have a proven track record of doing so, with excellence.

Islander ROTC: A Proud History—A Bright Future

ROTC training began in South Texas at then Texas A&I University in 1951. The program expanded to then Corpus Christi State University in December 1978 as the Javelina Battalion's Charlie Company.

Del Mar College was added to the Charlie Company in the spring of 1984. In 1993, the University changed its name to Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. In September 2006, in recognition of the outstanding contributions and potential to the U.S. Army, the TAMUCC Islander Army ROTC was formed.

Even though the names have changed, the mission of ROTC has remained the same: to develop the future leaders of our military and this great nation of ours.

What is ROTC?

Leadership That Lasts a Lifetime
Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It gives you the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition. Because Army ROTC is an elective, you can participate your freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army. You will have a full college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be commissioned as an Officer in the Army. At that point, you will have a wide range of interest areas in which you can specialize.

Who We're Looking For
Those who succeed in the Army ROTC program are students who excel and want something more out of the college experience. Generally, these students are scholars who keep their grades up, athletes who are physically strong and leaders who have a great desire to learn.

Your Commitment
Army ROTC students who receive an Army ROTC scholarship or enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course must agree to complete a period of service with the Army.

  • You can serve full time in the Army for three years (four years for scholarship winners).
  • Selected cadets may choose to serve part time in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career.

It's an experience that you can't get anywhere else, and your leadership skills will be challenged every day. Contact us for more specific details on your Army ROTC service commitment.

Enrolling in the Army ROTC Basic Course does NOT involve a commitment of service to the Army unless you receive an Army ROTC Scholarship.