Army ROTC

Overview
Morehouse College Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), a subsidiary of the Georgia State University ROTC, is designed to develop students who exhibit strong scholarly, athletic, leadership attributes, and a desire to serve this country to become a Second Lieutenant in the regular Army, US Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard. Students may enter this program at any stage of their collegiate or graduate career; provided they meet the requirements listed below and will be eligible for benefits to assist them in pursuing their collegiate goals.

Training and Benefits
The Army ROTC program offers a wide variety of training opportunities ranging from field training exercises (FTX), combat water survival test (CWST), Airborne School (Fort Benning, GA), Air Assault School (Fort Campbell, KY), Cadet Summer Training (CST-Fort Knox, KY), Cadet Professional Development Training (worldwide), and Cadet Internships.  In addition to the leadership training students/cadets will receive two, three, and four year scholarships for those who qualify.  A monthly stipend (between $300-$500) and annual book allowance ($1200) are also paid to individuals contracted to become Army Officers. 

Enrollment Requirements
Current students must possess at least a 2.8 GPA, complete a military physical examination, and be able to pass a physical fitness test with a score of 270.  Freshman/New Collegiate Enrollees must have a high school GPA of 2.8 or higher, score either a 19 on the ACT or a 920 on the SAT.  These individuals will also be required to complete a military physical and pass a physical fitness test with at least a 235. 

Simultaneous Membership Program:
The SMP Program allows students/cadets to serve as officers in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard in a non-deployable status while pursuing higher education in preparation to become an Army Officer. As an SMP you will participate in drill with your unit one weekend a month and two weeks during the summer with pay and benefits. This program is available to current Reserve Component members and non-prior service individuals wiling to attend basic training or Cadet Summer Training (CST-Fort Knox, KY). SMP cadets are eligible to compete for a two or three-year scholarship, monthly stipend, and annual book allowance.  SMP's are also eligible for additional benefits including the GI Bill and drill pay.

Contact Information:
To find out more about the ROTC program and its many benefits please contact any of the following:

ROTC Recruiter
Georgia State University Panther Battalion
Department of Military Science
Mr. Anthony Savage
Office: 404-413-6486
Email: asavage@gsu.edu

Professor of Military Science
Morehouse College, William Jefferson White Hall
LTC Michele B. White
Office: 404-413-6489
Email: mwhite95@gsu.edu

V/R
NICK S. FRANCOIS
MAJ, MP
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Georgia State University/Atlanta University Center
Army ROTC

White Hall (BLDG 23) Room # 113
830 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Office number: 470-639-0580
Cell number: 706-405-5094
Email address: nfrancois@gsu.edu
Email address: nick.francois@morehouse.edu
Email address: nick.s.francois.mil@mail.mil

For more information you may also visit the Panther Battalion web page: http://armyrotc.com/edu/gastate/about.htm