Military Branch Contacts
- Founded in 1926, ROTC stands for Reserve Officer Training Corps. It’s a college program offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serve in the Military after graduation. As detailed below, each Service branch has its own take on ROTC.
- For students who would like to experience a military environment while getting a first-class education, the four Service academies offer an outstanding education and full four-year scholarships. Tuition, books, board and medical and dental care are all fully paid for all four years. The competition to get in is fierce.
- The U.S. Military Academy (Army) in West Point, N.Y.
- The U.S. Naval Academy (Navy/Marine Corps) in Annapolis, Md.
- The U.S. Air Force Academy (Air Force) in Colorado Springs, Colo.
- The U.S. Coast Guard Academy (Coast Guard) in New London, Conn.
- The U.S Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, NY.
- Admissions criteria include:
- High school academic performance
- Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
- Athletics and extracurricular activities
- Leadership experience and community involvement
- A congressional letter of recommendation (not required by the Coast Guard Academy)
Academy Days are free and open to Montana middle and high school students who are interested in attending a military academy or pursuing a career in the military.