Leadership & Excellence
Today, as in the past, many bright, young, ambitious students desire to be leaders. Are you one of them?
Reserve Officer Training Corps: ROTC is a four-year college elective program that trains students to become Air Force, Army, Navy, or Marine officers. Air Force, Army, and Navy ROTC programs offer you a chance to develop skills for success needed in both the military and civilian worlds, such as confidence to lead, motivation, strategic planning, and the ability to make decisions.
Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Program: The Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) offers two entry-level paths that lead to commissioning as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps to eligible students.
Scholarships: Many of our students enroll with ROTC Scholarships, which may cover all or part of tuition, fees, and books, along with a monthly allowance. Some ROTC Scholarships are awarded to students after completion of their first year. Explore the sections below to learn more about what each branch offers.
Project GO: Embry-Riddle's Project Global Officer (GO) is an eight-week intensive language and cultural immersion program provided to ROTC cadets with a critical language focus. Project GO is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education. The Embry-Riddle portion of this initiative is run jointly between the Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses.
Air Force ROTC
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing their degrees. The program is designed to prepare you to assume positions of increasing responsibility and importance in the modern Air Force.
Founded in 1916, Army ROTC (AROTC) produces 75 percent of all Army officers and has produced more than half a million lieutenants for the U.S. Army. It remains the broadest avenue for men and women seeking to serve as officers in the Army. An Army officer is a prestigious professional who serves as a leader of the most respected institution in America.
The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Unit administers the Naval Science Program at Embry-Riddle. This program affords select men and women the opportunity to receive instruction in Navy-specified courses which, in conjunction with the baccalaureate degree, will qualify them for a commission in the United States Navy or Marine.