The Monarch Battalion

Scholars, Athletes, Leaders.

Leadership Excellence Starts Here.

Old Dominion University's Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is one of the best leadership programs in the country and can be part of your ODU curriculum. Being a student at ODU while training to become a leader will make your college experience even richer – and prepare you for a future in the United States Army. 

Starting Salary
Local or Global
Commission in:
Active Army, National Guard or Reserves.
Different Career Fields

Join Army ROTC

Whether you’re a high school student, a college student, or an active-duty Soldier, find out how you can join one of the best organizations on campus.

About Army ROTC

Learn the Soldier's Creed, our Battalion history, and the ROTC personnel who form the team that will guide you on your journey as an Army ROTC cadet at ODU. 

Scholarships, Incentives, and Benefits

Learn more about what scholarships are available, along with other financial incentives and benefits that the Army ROTC can provide you.

How Can Army ROTC Help Me?

Army ROTC is the nation’s largest source of merit-based college scholarships that cover the full cost of tuition and fees OR up to $10,000 of room and board for in and out of state students.

The average starting salary of an active-duty Second Lieutenant is approximately $63,000 with a substantial increase after two years of active-duty service.

Complete your undergraduate or graduate degree with your chosen major that can align with one of the 26 different career field options the Army can offer.

Contact A Recruiter

Questions? If you are a prospective student with questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our Recruiting Operations Officer, Mr. Mack Sumler via email or call 757-683-3669.