Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Findlay is a three to four-year undergraduate program conducted in cooperation with Bowling Green State University (BGSU). The Army ROTC program emphasizes leadership, managerial skills, and the development of each student's sense of personal integrity, honor, and individual responsibility. Army ROTC is a diverse group, with women being 20% of cadets. Upon successful completion of the program and graduation from the university, students are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.
All interested students can visit the Fighting Falcon Battalion website or contact:
Scholarships and Stipends
Army ROTC offers generous scholarships for many participants (cadets). Funding can include:
- 100% tuition
- $1200/year book stipend
- $420/month stipend for 10 months per year
- Housing allowances and meal coverages
- Medical school cost coverage
- Integrated service opportunities such as Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD)
Full-time Findlay students who are US citizens may enroll as cadets in Army ROTC any time prior to the start of their junior years—while students may join Army ROTC during their junior years, time demands would be considerably higher. Findlay cadets must find personal means to commute to BGSU to attend classes and leadership labs on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-6 p.m. A requirement for physical fitness training is, for Findlay students, usually fulfilled individually and remotely using an honor and verification system. All uniforms and Army ROTC textbooks are provided.
National Guard and Reservists
The Simultaneous Membership Program allows Findlay students who are current enlisted members of the National Guard or Military Reserves to participate in ROTC and prepare for commissions as officers in the Army.
For Findlay students who pursue advanced studies for medical professions, the U.S. Army and its ROTC program provide pathways to commission as medical officers, Medical School Cost Coverage options, and fulfilling careers.
Military Service Commitments
Though Military Service Commitments are not finalized until successful program completion and grant of commissions, on-track cadets incur commitments generally after two years in the program. For freshmen and Sophomores, service commitments are not incurred without the award of scholarships. The average service required is about eight years with a combination of active and reserve status.
For Findlay cadets, individual work with verification (not required to drive to BGSU to participate in physical training during the week). For any athlete, participating in club/collegiate athletics is adequate—no extra PT requirements are necessary.
- Twice each semester—cadets take the Army’s PT test, the ACFT @ BGSU (during PT time [6:00-7:30 a.m.])
- Once a semester—three-day Field Training Exercise
- Once per year during PT time—A CWST (Combat Water Survival Test)
Freshmen and Sophomores
BASIC MILITARY COURSE (1:30-6 p.m. Thursdays)
Attend classes; with topics including leadership development, time management, customs and traditions of service; and leadership lab.
This is a 32-day training and leader development program at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer. It is a prerequisite for anyone without prior military service who hasn't participated in ROTC for the first two years.
Summer after your Junior Year
This is a 35-day training event in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Juniors and Seniors
ADVANCED MILITARY COURSE (1:30-6 p.m. Thursdays)
Attend Classes; with topics including management, tactics, professionalism, advanced leadership; and leadership lab.