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ROTC at Florida Tech

Panther Battalion

Recipient Obligations

Students who enter the ROTC program at Florida Tech and accept an Army Scholarship are obligated to:

  • Sign a Cadet contract with the Secretary of the Army to become a Senior Army ROTC Cadet.  If you are 17 years of age when you enroll, your parents or guardian must also sign this contract.  If you are 18 or older, only your signature is required.  This contract contains a requirement to repay the United States Government for all financial aid received by either serving in the U.S. Army or monetary repayment if you cannot fulfill the service obligation. (If after you begin your sophomore year, you fail to comply with the term of the contract. This repayment may be monetary or in the form of enlisted service. The choice rests with the Army and not the scholarship cadet.)
  • Pursue the academic discipline (if applicable) identified in the letter that notifies you of your selection as a scholarship recipient. If you have indicated engineering, you must attend the accredited engineering school listed in your announcement letter.
  • Attend the 6-week ROTC Advanced Camp normally between your Junior and Senior years of college.
  • Accept a commission to serve on active duty or reserve duty (Army Reserve, or Army National Guard) upon completion of the required academic and ROTC courses.
  • Serve in the military for a period of 8 years. This may be fulfilled by:

1. Active Duty
Serving on active duty, if selected, for 4 years followed by service in the Active Army, Army National Guard (ARNG), United States Army Reserve (USAR), or the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) for the remainder of the 8-year obligation. The choice being yours.

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2. Reserves
Serving 8 years in an ARNG or USAR Unit, will include a 3 to 6 month active duty period for initial Officer Basic Training.