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), rappelling, Airborne School (Fort Benning, GA), Air Assault School (Fort Campbell, KY), Leaders Training Course (Fort Knox, KY), Leadership Development and Assessment Course (Fort Lewis, WA), Nurse Summer Training Program (worldwide), and Cadet Professional Development Training (worldwide). In addition to the leadership training students/cadets will receive, two, three, and four-year scholarships are available 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.
Current students must possess at least a 3.2 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 high school GPA of 3.2 or higher, scored 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 270.
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 willing to attend basic training or the Leadership Training Camp (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.
To find out more about the ROTC program and its many benefits please contact any of the following:
Georgia State University Panther Battalion
Department of Military Science
Mr. Anthony Savage
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Morehouse College, Leadership Building #113
CPT Rochelle Edmond
For more information you may also visit the Panther Battalion web page: http://armyrotc.com/edu/gastate/about.htm