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Indiana University Bloomington



Indiana University Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country.

These Benefits Last a Lifetime

  • Get help with your college tuition with an Army ROTC Scholarship
  • Gain experience you can’t find anywhere else
  • Gain the respect of your peers and future employers
  • Train to become a leader and manager

Legacy of Leadership

During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an Officer in the Army. Officers in the Army possess the skills necessary to lead others through the most challenging of circumstances. In IU Army ROTC you will learn to become a leader—not just a person who gives orders but a person who leads by example. Being an Officer in the U.S. Army means you’re a counselor, a strategist and a motivator. It’s similar to being a vital manager in a corporation, except that your decisions impact the lives and freedom of others. As an Officer, you will lead other Soldiers in all situations and adjust to environments that are always changing. You’ll be driven to achieve success with your team on every mission

Unique Skills Development

The specific skills you receive in IU Army ROTC will include things like leadership development, military skills, cultural awareness and adventure training. This will take place both in the classroom and in the field, but you will have a normal daily schedule like all college students. The skills you gain as a cadet at IU will separate you from all other students on campus and prepare you to lead at a level that most could only hope to achieve. 

Scholarships / Financial

Whether you’re a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, IU Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s merit and grades, not financial need.

Prominent ARMY ROTC Alumni

  • Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • George C. Marshall, former Chief of Staff of the Army
  • Samuel Alito, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Samuel Walton, founder of Walmart
  • Lenny Wilkens, most wins as NBA coach

Your Path to Success Starts Here

There’s a reason IU Army ROTC Cadets go on to become governors, presidents and CEOs. After IU Army ROTC, you will have what it takes to balance working with both civilians and enlisted personnel, instilling confidence as an Officer, a leader, a trainer and a mentor.

IU Army ROTC Cadets gain valuable experience that will help them excel in college and beyond. Meet students who have enhanced their college life through IU Army ROTC and will become Army Officers when they graduate.

Officers are the talented men and women of the Army who have the skills, training and experience it takes to lead the world’s strongest fighting force.