• ROTC Programs

    ROTC Program


    Whether it’s the Army, Navy or Air Force, the ROTC Program has many different options to offer students who want to serve their country and attend a public college at the same time. The opportunities that are available to students with a desire to serve are not only vast, but rewarding. College attending students are able to enlist in the Military, gain opportunities, and make life changing decisions, all while achieving their personal goal of a higher education.


    Below you will find each ROTC program along with a website listed to gain further information as well as the specific requirements in order to participate. Not every college has an ROTC program for each branch of service, so please make sure you check the website to see where the programs are offered. There are scholarships available for every branch of the ROTC Program which students interested can apply for to help with financial costs.

    Enrolling in the Air Force ROTC allows you to live the same college experience as everyone else, while getting valuable hands on training to advance any career goals. A cadet in ROTC looks like the average college student, except that once a week, he or she is required to wear their uniforms to ROTC classes or to special events. Aside from normal college courses, cadets in ROTC take additional classes taught by military faculty. Here is a link to a list of colleges that offer the Air Force ROTC program:


    Army ROTC is flexible in that it allows cadets to live their daily lives and maintain their schedules while learning advanced skills in the classroom. Those students who receive a scholarship or enter in the Army ROTC Advanced Course (Junior/Senior courses) must sign up for duty in the United States Army. Students who participate in the ROTC Basic Course (Freshman/Sophomore courses) can learn the basic military skills without any commitment to join. Here is a list of colleges that offer the Army ROTC Program: 




    Offered at more than 150 of the best colleges and universities in the United States, the Navy ROTC program allows students to continue with their college education while learning valuable life and career skills. Members of the ROTC can do the exact same things normal college students do, like participate in sports, fraternities and sororities and even join other extracurricular programs. The only difference is that the Navy ROTC can help pay for college and even guarantee you a job when you graduate. Here is a list of colleges that offer the Navy ROTC Program:


    US Service Academy Information

    There are five US Service Academies, referred to as the Five-Pointed Star, each one different and significant, but each with the same purpose in mind; to help forge and shape young men and women who desire to serve our country and receive a higher education from a military standpoint. Every student who succeeds to graduate from one of the five academies will at the completion of their four years, graduate as a leader in the United States Military and will then continue on in their military career in different areas of interest.


    United States Naval Academy, Annapolis Maryland 

    At the Naval Academy – Midshipmen (students) complete a four-year immersion program that educates them not only in the classroom, but also outside the classroom - in their dormitory, aboard sailboats and yard patrol craft, on the athletic fields and during their summers in the fleet. At Annapolis, midshipmen cultivate skills that enable them to excel when they reach their first assignments in the United States Navy/Marine Corps. Here is the link to USNA Admission http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/steps.htm.
     Experience the life of a Midshipmen as you hear "Their Stories."


    United States Military Academy West Point, New York:

    Known as the world’s premier leader development institution, West Point accomplishes its mission by developing cadets intellectually, physically, militarily, ethically, spiritually, and socially. The student body, or Corps of Cadets, numbers 4,400 and each year approximately 1000 cadets join the Long Gray Line, as they graduate and are commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the U.S. Army. Here is the link to the USMA Admission: http://admissions.usma.edu/default.cfm

    The United States Military Academy, West Point is now accepting applications for the 2010 Summer Leaders Seminar for High School Juniors. The first session will be May 29-June 4th, the second session will be June 5 - June 11, 2010. In order to attend, you must meet the following guidelines: 1). Top fifth of your high school class; 2). Pursuing a college-preparatory curriculum; 3). strong PSAT Scores; 4). demonstrated leadership potential by participations, election/selection to office, and honors earned in oragnized athletic and extracurricular activities. To apply for the Summer Leaders Seminar, students should visit the website: www.Admissions.WestPoint.edu/ and fill out the application form on-line prior to April 1, 2010. West Point will notify applicants of their admission status by May 1, 2010. Although students can request a specific session, West Point reserves the right to schedule the attendees in either of the two sessions.


    United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point New York:

    The purpose of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is to ensure that men and women who are intelligent, dedicated, well-educated and competent are available to the nation as shipboard officers and as leaders in the transportation field who will meet the challenges of the present and the future. Here is the link to the USMMA Admission: http://www.usmma.edu/admissions/applications/default.htm


    United States Coast Guard Academy, New London Connecticut:

    The Coast Guard Academy offers an integrated life experience which emphasizes leadership, character, academics and physical fitness in order to graduate the very best Coast Guard officers. Cadets devote themselves to an honor concept and graduate to work at sea, on land, in the air, and even in space, in meaningful careers of selfless service to others in the United States Coast Guard. If the Cosat Guard Academy sounds like an adventure, click here and view the Academy. Here is the link to the USCGA Admission: http://www.cga.edu/display.aspx?id=2948


    United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs Colorado:

    While at the U.S. Air Force Academy, you'll shortly become part of the wonderful experience of preparing more than 4,000 cadets for careers as Air Force leaders. The mission requires everyone's effort to succeed -- officers, enlisted Airmen, civilian employees, contractors and family members. Here is the link to the USAF Admission: http://www.academyadmissions.com/
    If the Air Force Academy make you want to "Soar like Eagles" click on this link:


    Process of Applying:

    In order to attend any one of these Academies, a student needs to obtain a nomination, which is available through various sources; all except the United States Coast Guard Academy, a nomination is required. Students interested in attending any of the four nomination required academies, need to begin the process in the Spring of their Junior Year of High School. Students attending Ayala High School should contact all three of these offices to seek nominations and to obtain further application instructions including deadline dates, etc.

    Congressman Gary Miller’s Office:

    Brea Office:

    1800 East Lambert Road, Suite #150

    Brea, CA 92821

    Phone: 714-257-1142

    Fax: 714-257-9242

    Point of Contact: Kara Etheridge


    U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein’s Office:

    1 Post Street, Suite #2450

    San Francisco, CA 94104

    Phone: 415-393-0707

    Point of Contact: John Murray


    U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer’s Office:

    201 North E Street, Suite #210

    San Bernardino, CA 92401

    Phone: 909-888-8525

    Point of Contact: Alton Garrett

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