Caption: Falcon Battalion cadets from all four schools, Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University, North Carolina Wesleyan College and William Peace University, participated in Operation Agile Leader and the Fall 2020 Field Training Exercise during the dates of 16-18th of October, 2020, in preparation for commissioning into the United States Army and Advanced Camp Summer Training.
THE FALCON BATTALION ARMY ROTC
Army ROTC is an educational program combining college electives in military science with practical leadership training to prepare men and women to become U. S. Army officers. Traditionally, Army ROTC is a four-year program with the first two years of the program comprising the Basic Course. There is also a special program for juniors and graduate students who did not take Army ROTC during their first two years of college. To enter the two-year program, a student must first participate in a five-week basic leadership instruction course. After successfully completing this course, students may qualify to join ROTC as an Advanced Course Cadet. The Advanced Course will impart valuable experience in leadership development, military history, time management and military customs and courtesies.
ROTC training goes beyond the typical college classroom in that students will not only learn skills one would expect to find in an Army officer including how to motivate co-workers, cope with the unexpected and organize large, complex tasks, but they will also learn skills such as teamwork, tact and effective communication which are in demand in both the civilian and business world.
Army ROTC awards scholarships to many qualified students based strictly on merit to the most outstanding students. Army ROTC Advanced Course students also receive a tax-free stipend of $420 per month. Scholarship students receive tuition, the monthly stipend and additional funding of approximately $1,200 each school year for books. Students entering the Advanced Course must agree to complete a period of military service such as Active Duty, Army Reserve or Army National Guard upon graduation. Students successfully completing the ROTC course will graduate with a diploma and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.