Trojan Warrior ROTC Program

rotc-cover.jpgThe Virginia State University Trojan Warrior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Program is an award-winning, leader-producing department that supplies future leaders to the United States Army, community and business world.


Educate and train scholastically, athletically, and ethically unrivalled leaders that are driven to become the best second lieutenants in the United States Army and competencies in order to build a better world.

Mission Statement

To recruit, educate, develop, inspire, and commission highly qualified Senior ROTC Cadets that embody both the Warrior Ethos and the Army Values who are capable of exceptional service in the Army Profession.  Partner with our Virginia Junior ROTC Programs in order to produce citizens of extraordinary character and competence to build a better world.

Course Description

The ROTC curriculum consists of two parts: the basic course and the advanced course. The basic course is normally pursued by the student during the freshman and sophomore years, and the advanced course is normally pursued during the junior and senior years. Each advanced-course student is entitled to an allowance of $300-500 per month up to 10 months per year. Each advanced-course student is also required to attend a six-week ROTC summer camp at the completion of their junior year. For this summer training, the student receives over $700.00 plus travel pay to and from camp. Successful completion of the ROTC program qualifies the student for appointment as a second lieutenant in the Regular Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.

General Objectives

  • To motivate selected students
  • To provide an understanding of the nature and operation of the United States Army
  • To develop the leadership and managerial potential of students
  • To encourage the development of mental and moral standards essential to military service
  • To train students for commissioning in the United States Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard