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Careers and Alumni

Civilian Careers

Valuable skills for any career path

You want to be at the top of your game when you graduate, and that means learning skills that you can use in the real world. The leadership skills, confidence and team-building concepts you will develop in ROTC can provide amazing depth to any profession where employees who take charge, make decisions and contribute to the company’s mission are a valued commodity. 

ROTC complements all majors and adds dimension to your resume, even if you’re not planning to pursue a career in the military. Military science students use their valuable leadership skills in a variety of fields and industries, including engineering, music, psychology or law enforcement.

The United States Army Reserve

The Army Reserve is used in support of the United States active duty Army. The Army Reserve allows you the flexibility to train close to your home and pursue your career goals while still serving your country. You are required to train one weekend a month and two weeks a year. You can start your Army Reserve career while at SFA and earn additional money through the Simultaneous Membership Program. Army Reserve officer obligation is eight years. 

The United States Army National Guard

The United States Army National Guard allows you the flexibility to train close to your home, supports the active duty Army and requires you to train one weekend out of the month and two weeks out of the year. The National Guard also supports state-level missions such as flood and hurricane relief. You can start your Army National Guard career while at SFA and earn additional money through the Simultaneous Membership Program. Army National Guard officer obligation is eight years.

What kinds of jobs can I pursue after studying military science?

Even if you don’t choose a career path in the military, ROTC will provide valuable skills that complement any degree program or career choice, including:

  • Agricultural and food scientist
  • Biochemist 
  • Environmental scientist
  • Fish and game warden
  • Nurse
  • Operations research analyst
  • Political scientist

Job availability and growth

With a military science minor on your resume, job prospects in your field of choice are unlimited and varied. Civilian career choices that have long-range growth possibilities include nursing, health care, information technology and law enforcement. 



Department of Military Science – ROTC

709 E. College Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13059, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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