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How can Army ROTC benefit me?
Army ROTC can help you be successful during college and afterwards. You'll quickly gain the confidence and self-discipline necessary to progress in your studies at Western Kentucky University. You'll acquire leadership skills and credentials which will impress employers when you graduate. And you'll earn opportunities for service-to-country as an officer, full-time on active duty or part-time as you pursue your civilian career.
Army ROTC can also help you pay for your Western Kentucky University education. See our scholarship opportunities.
Life after College
Army ROTC prepares you for a lifetime of SUCCESS! After graduation, you'll be an officer in the Army with LEADERSHIP and MANAGEMENT skills. You can serve part-time in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves, or serve full-time in the Active Army. Employers know that Army ROTC teaches the skills they're looking for in people they hire and promote.
Army ROTC provides you with training needed to succeed in tomorrow's competitive world finding a job and a rewarding future. Preparing for a lifetime of success in the corporate world begins with Army ROTC, which enables you to develop LEADERSHIP and MANAGEMENT skills that give you the competitive edge.
Work with the best and the brightest officers using your LEADERSHIP, TECHNICAL, and MANAGEMENT skills acquired through ARMY ROTC.
Army ROTC will provide you with opportunities for a successful career as an Army Nurse. You will acquire practical experience along with LEADERSHIP skills.
Work with state-of-the-art equipment, applying LEADERSHIP and TECHNICAL skills learned through the ARMY ROTC program.
Salary and Benefits
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Note: Figures are for a single soldier. Salaries include base pay, Basic Allowance for Quarters, and Basic Allowance for Subsistence. Veterans with more than two years of service have a different pay scale, your pay is more!
An Army officer's salary is extremely competitive with his/her counterpart in the civilian work force. The salary is based upon the officer's rank and time in service. The chart depicts an officer's salary range for the first four years in the Army. Your career begins as a second lieutenant (2LT) and within 1-1/2 years you will be promoted to First Lieutenant (1LT). In addition to the attractive salary, the Army provides a full range of benefits such as free medical and dental care, military discount shopping at Post Exchanges and Commissaries, and 30 days paid vacation per year.