Enrolling in the Army ROTC Basic Courses does NOT involve a commitment of service. Students who enroll in Military Science 101, 102, 201 or 202 do not owe any service obligation unless they've received a scholarship. Students should feel free to learn as much as they can about the military by taking the Army ROTC Basic Courses.
Army ROTC students who receive an Army ROTC scholarship or enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course must agree to complete an eight-year period of service with the Army.
You can serve full time in the Army for three years (four years for scholarship winners), with the balance in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career.
It's an experience that you can't get anywhere else, and your leadership skills will be challenged every day. If you're interested in moving your military education beyond the classroom, call Janine Clifford at the BYU-Idaho ROTC office at (208) 496-4702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview. Be sure download and fill out an Introduction Form before coming to your interview.
All scholarship students will be required to serve in the military for a period of eight years. This obligation may be fulfilled by serving four years on Active Duty, followed by four years service in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR); or, through a committment to the Army National Guard or Reserve.