Jump-start your military career
If you’ve got your sights on a career serving your country, you can get a head start in SFA’s ROTC program. Although enrollment in ROTC does not require a military commitment, students can prepare for a military career by choosing the ROTC commissioning program.
ROTC is the first step for those who want to see the world and build valuable leadership skills. While in the SFA ROTC program, you can choose a military science minor to complement your selected major and take courses in leadership, military law, organization and logistics.
Upon successful completion of SFA’s four-year ROTC program, you will go through a commissioning ceremony and launch your career in as a second lieutenant in the United States Army, United States Army Reserve or United States Army National Guard.
Active duty Army is like no other career field in the world. You will lead, motivate and be responsible for the most valuable asset of our country, our soldiers. You have the opportunity to be stationed all around the world and lead soldiers in pursuit of our national defense goals. If you choose to leave active duty after your initial commitment, your military experience as an officer will add management skills and superior leadership abilities to your resume and prepare you for any future career field. Active duty obligation is four years.
As a commissioned officer in the United States Army, you will be a leader, manager, problem-solver, planner and influencer. Your job will be designated by your Army branch, which can set you up for a successful career within the Army.
Job availability and growth
Job availability has been consistently high in the U.S. Army in recent years. For example, close to 240,000 men and women were recruited to the armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines) in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Officers are needed to lead these forces, and there are many opportunities to fill professional positions as current members move up through the ranks, leave the service or retire.
A military career offers much room for advancement, and you can see the world as you earn a good salary with benefits. Upon entering the Army, you will receive an officer’s salary, plus the possibility for additional pay based on job assignment or qualifications. In addition, members of the military are either housed free of charge on base or receive a housing allowance.