Eligibility. To be eligible for appointment, ROTC cadets must, at a minimum, meet the following requirements:
a. Age. Have reached their 18th but not their 30th birthday by the date the appointment is accepted. The maximum age limit may be waived, in some cases. A waiver granted for enrollment or continuance in the ROTC Program is also a waiver for appointment.
b. Character. Be of good moral character and possess officer-like qualifications as evidenced by appearance, personality, scholarship, and extracurricular activities. A waiver granted for enrollment or continuance in the ROTC Program is also a waiver for appointment provided such waiver does not create a violation of applicable statutes, or AR 601-100.
c. Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States.
d. Education. Have achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent and possess a baccalaureate degree conferred by an accredited 4-year degree granting institution.
e. English language aptitude. Each cadet who does not speak English as his or her primary language, must be able to achieve at least 90 on the ECLT and DLI skill rating of 2+ in comprehension and 2 in speaking. Waivers are not authorized.
f. Medical fitness. Meet the medical fitness standards that apply at the time of enrollment in the advanced course. All ROTC cadets must meet the height and weight standards established in standards established in AR 600-9, at the time of commissioning.
g. Military training. Have successfully completed the course of military training as prescribed by law and SROTC regulations and the required advanced camp training.
h. Physical fitness. At the time of commissioning, meet minimum Army physical fitness standards.
i. Recommendation. Be recommended for appointment by the PMS.
j. Personnel security eligibility. Prior to appointment, cadets must possess a secret personnel security clearance based on a National Agency Check.
Branch Assignment of ROTC Cadets
Branch selection factors Branch assignments are made according to the needs of the Army. Consideration is given to the cadet's area of academic specialty. Army policy is to assign graduating cadets to a branch and specialty code based on the following:
- Army branch/specialty strength requirements.
- Academic disciplines.
- Personal preference.
- Recommendation of PMS.
- Demonstrated performance and potential.
- Prior military experience.
- Other experience.
Army ROTC Green to Gold Program
The Green to Gold program, seeks talented young enlisted soldiers who have decided to leave, or are considering leaving, active duty to attend college. Quality enlisted soldiers with officer potential who have served at least two years on active duty are allowed to voluntarily request discharge from active duty, and enroll in Army ROTC to earn baccalaureate degrees and commissions as second lieutenants.