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The Recruitment Officer for the North Carolina State University ROTC program is: Mr. Stephen Johnson. Contact number: (919) 513-0863 (office), (910) 973-7656 (cell), or smjohn18@ncsu.edu.

Why Join ROTC?

  • World-class leadership and management training that can be completed in conjunction with any chosen academic major.
  • The nation’s largest source of merit-based college scholarships. Includes full-tuition scholarship, monthly subsistence allowance, and funds for textbooks.
  • Traditionally a four-year program, however it can be completed in just two years.
  • Reserves or National Guard soldiers may be able to complete the ROTC program in two years while you serve with your unit.
  • You’ll be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant the day you graduate and with the potential to earn the civilian equivalency of $68,000 within your first four years on active duty.
  • Receive a monthly stipend (tax-free) of $420.

How to Join

Qualifications for the Basic Course

  1. Be a full-time student at NC State University, Meredith College, or Wake Technical University;
  2. Not be a Conscientious Objector;
  3. Be of Good Moral Character;
  4. Not have any Tattoos specifically prohibited by Army policy;
  5. Be a U.S. Citizen; and
  6. Be in good physical condition.

Qualifications for the Advanced Course

  1. Meet all of the previous requirements to enter the Basic Course.
  2. Not have any civil convictions, adverse adjudications, or court martial convictions other than minor traffic violations less than $250. Not have more than three dependents.
  3. Never have used drugs; or be a self-admitted limited/experimental user of drugs who has not used within six months of contracting.
  4. Sign a loyalty oath.
  5. If prior service, have an honorable discharge from the Armed Services with a qualifying RE code of 1 on DD Form 214.
  6. Meet one of the following criteria: have credit for Military Science 100 and 200 level courses, complete Cadet Command’s Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET), or complete Basic Training in one of the Armed Forces.
  7. Have a college GPA of at least 2.5 (Scholarship) / 2.0 (Non-Scholarship) on a 4.0 scale.
  8. Score at least 180 points with 60 points in each event on a single Army Physical Fitness Test.
  9. Successfully pass a Department of Defense Medical Evaluation Review Board (DODMERB) physical. The most common non-waiver disqualifiers during this physical are: documented asthma after the age of 13; ADD/ADHD, depression treatment, or academic skills disorders within the past 12 months; ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Scoliosis curvature of the spine in excess of 30 degrees, or prior service with a permanent profile.
  10. Be younger than the age of 30 (Scholarship) / 35 (Non-Scholarship) at time of commissioning; a waiver is possible.

What is your Enrollment Status

All students registered for Military Science (MS) classes are referred to as Cadets. A Cadet is a trainee that is enrolled in a military officer producing program. The ROTC program has several categories of Cadets enrolled in the program: Participating Cadets, Enrolled Cadets, and Contracted Cadets.

  • Participating Cadets  Registered for the MS class through the university and responsible for attending all classroom activities.
  • Enrolled Cadets – Has completed all documents listed in the “ROTC Enrollment Packet.” These students are eligible to attend all extra curricular activities associated with ROTC, such as: physical fitness training, leadership labs, and Field Training Exercises (FTX) which include rifle ranges, land navigation training, obstacle courses, and leader reaction courses.
  • Contracted Cadets – These students have completed all documents listed in the “ROTC Contracting Packet” and have been identified as possessing the character and attributes necessary of an officer candidate. They have signed the Army enlistment contract (DD 4/1, DD 4/2) and ROTC contract (DA 597-3 or DA 597) and are working toward becoming an Army Officer upon graduating with a bachelors or masters degree.

ROTC Contracting Packet

Application Checklist – This is a checklist of every form needed in order to contract with the ROTC program.

CC 139-R – The cadet enrollment record form has 6 pages; however, only the first 2 pages need to be completed for contracting purposes. The following is a list of items that may help you when filling out the form:

  • Block # 9: DOB – Date of Birth
  • Block # 10: POB – Place of Birth
  • Block # 24: Next of Kin – Who would we contact in an emergency?
  • Block # 25a / 26a: FICE code – Do not fill this in
  • Page #2: Initial one box in each section (blocks #42-46) on the second tab.
  • You must sign page #2 where is states “All information given on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge.”

CC 136 – Government Sponsored Benefits for ROTC Cadets. Sign and date the bottom of the form. This indicates that you have read and understand the information on the form.

CC 137 – Authorization for access to student records.

DD 2983 – Recruit/Trainee Prohibited Activities Acknowledgment. Complete blocks 1-9 only.

CC 104-R – This form is an academic plan worksheet. It should contain all of the classes you need to complete your bachelor’s degree, as well as, all of the required ROTC classes. You ROTC instructor will advise you on the best method for getting this document completed. It will require a signature from your academic adviser on page two, block #12.  

Dental Form – Need to know the location of your dental x-rays – for emergency purposes only. You are the person that signs this form. ***Do not bring your dental x-rays.

DD 93 – This is a Record of emergency data. Fill out the first two pages; if you need any instruction for how to fill out any part of these forms pages 3 and 4 contain instruction.

SGLI – The Service members’ Group Life Insurance Election and Certificate. Only need page two filled out. The additional forms are provided to ensure you understand the purpose and how to complete the form. Fill out your personal information at the top of page 2, elect if you want the life insurance, or want to reduce the amount, and list beneficiaries. Sign and date the bottom of the form.

SF 1199A – Direct Deposit form needs to be filled out and turned in in-order to receive direct deposits. You only need to fill out and print page one.

  • Section 1 (A, D, & E): completed by the Cadet and must sign first signature block in that section.
  • Section 3: Completed by the students bank official. Must have bank official’s signature; only exception is if you bank with USAA in Texas.

W4 – Tax form (with holdings: current year)

DD Form 2058 – State of Legal Residency Form. Fill in name, SSN, and your legal mailing address. Sign and date the bottom

  • Fill out part 1 if you would want to authorize an ROTC instructor to speak with your parents about your performance, to include grades, should they contact us.
  • Fill out part 2 if you do not want us to discuss your performance with your parents/legal guardian.

DA form 3425-R – Medical fitness statement. Go to your physician and have that physician fill out this form stating you have no medical conditions or physical impairments that may hinder your participation in ROTC.

DD Form 2005 – Privacy Statement for healthcare Records, Read form and sign and date the bottom.

SMP documents:

ROTC Enrollment Packet

The seven documents listed below must be completed if the student wants to partake in the extra curricula activities associated with ROTC, such as: Physical fitness training, leadership labs, and Field Training Exercise (FTX) which include rifle ranges, land navigation training, obstacle courses, and leader reaction courses.

1.  Proof of Citizenship – Students must provide official documentation demonstrating that they are a citizen of the United States.  This can be completed by producing either a U.S. Birth Certificate or unexpired U.S. Passport.

2.  Social Security Card – Students must provide official document for verification by ROTC Cadre.

3.  CC 139-R – (Right click and “Save As”) This is a cadet enrollment record form. This form is fillable, DO NOT hand-write your information on this form. The form has 6 pages; however, only the first 2 pages need to be completed for contracting purposes. The following is a list of items that may help you when filling out the form:

  • Block # 9: DOB – Date of Birth
  • Block # 10: POB – Place of Birth
  • Block # 24: Next of Kin – Who would we contact in an emergency
  • Block # 25a / 26a: FICE code – Do not fill this in
  • Page #2: Initial one box in each section (blocks #42-46).
  • You must sign page #2 where is states “All information given on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge.”

4.  CC 137 – Authorization for access to student records.

  • Fill out part 1 if you would want to authorize an ROTC instructor to speak with your parents about your performance, to include grades, should they contact us.
  • Fill out part 2 if you do not want us to discuss your performance with your parents/legal guardian.

5.  CC 136 – Government Sponsored Benefits for ROTC Cadets.  Sign and date the bottom of the form.  This indicates that you have read and understand the information on the form.

6.  DA Form 3425 – Medical fitness statement.  Go to your physician and have that physician fill out this form saying you have no medical conditions or physical impairments that may hinder your participation in ROTC.

7.  DD 2983 – Recruit/Trainee Prohibited Activities Acknowledgment. Complete blocks 1-9 only.

 

 

Reserve Component Students

Simultaneous Membership Program

SMP Cadet – A reserve officer trainee assigned to a Reserve Component Troop Program Unit (TPU), while simultaneously participating as a contracted cadet in the ROTC Advanced Course at a university or college.

The National Guard is a great alternative for financial assistance in lieu of a scholarship. This option, called the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), allows you to pursue your education and receive the financial benefits of a North Carolina National Guard Soldier.

Army National Guard Benefits 

  • 100% Tuition Assistance
  • Monthly Drill Pay ($134 and up after taxes)
  • $350-$500 per month ROTC stipend (SMP Cadets)
  • In-State Tuition (All NG Soldiers)
  • *$329 Monthly G.I. Bill for qualified Cadets*
  • Most Army ROTC SMP Cadets in the NG or Reserves have the benefits of the military without the worry of being deployed.

SMP Cadet Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen.
  • Eligible for enlistment in, or already assigned to, an ARNG or USAR unit.
  • Has minimum 30 credits towards major and enrolled as a full-time student.
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Be of good moral character and able to obtain a SECRET security clearance.
  • Meet height and weight standards.
  • Be physically fit and pass  the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT).

Grade/Rank

  • SMP participants serve in ARNG/USAR units in the rank of “cadet” and receive drill pay in pay grade E-5 (higher, if higher enlisted rank held prior to contracting).
    SMP participants who are disenrolled from ROTC advanced Course will return to the grade and rank held prior to SMP participation.
  • *Qualified Cadets are those that have completed BASIC (Enlisted Boot Camp) and AIT (Advanced Individual Training). Upon completion of both, Cadets may be granted the benefits of the Montgomery G.I. Bill.
  • Contact SSG Ouellette at (919) 622-2700/timothy.l.ouellette.mil@mail.mil or SSG Berrian at (919) 812-9265/justin.r.berrian.mil@mail.mil for more information.

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD)

The GRFD and Dedicated reserve Scholarships are 2-year scholarships available for members of the Army Reserve (AR) and Army National Guard (ARNG) who desire to commission in the Reserve Forces. Applicants must be members of the AR or ARNG and participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) as a cadet. Both scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Students apply for this scholarship during the spring semester of their sophomore year. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a sophomore with 4 to 5 semesters remaining until graduation.

 

DEDICATED ARMY NATIONAL GUARD SCHOLARSHIP (3 Year)

 

DEDICATED ARMY RESERVE SCHOLARSHIP (3 Year)

 

GUARANTEED RESERVE FORCE DUTY SCHOLARSHIP (GRFD) (2 Year)

Two scholarship options that ensure those selected will remain in the Army National Guard (ARNG) or US Army Reserve (USAR) upon graduation from college.

Additionally, these scholarships allow the recipient to request room and board as their election while using Federal Tuition Assistance ($4500/year) and/or NC Tuition Assistance Program (ARNG ONLY can use both) to pay their tuition.

Contact SSG Oullette at (919) 622-2700/timothy.l.oullette.mil@mail.mil or SSG Berrian at (919) 812-9265/justin.r.berrian.mil@mail.mil for more information.