Army ROTC provides college-trained officers for both the Active Component (U.S. Army) and the Reserve Components (U.S. Army Reserve and the National Guard). As the largest single source of Army officers, ROTC fulfills a vital role in providing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Army.
The Army is growing to meet the challenges of global terrorism, and thus needs thousands of new competent, confident and agile officers each year to lead the force. Students participate in ROTC by enrolling in the military science electives. During the first two years, there is no commitment or obligation involved; military science courses are just like any other elective and can be dropped or withdrawn from at any time.
West Chester University's Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) program falls under Detachment 750 at Saint Joseph's University. It is Philadelphia's AFROTC hub for 23 total universities in the Philadelphia area and South Jersey. Students in any academic field may participate in AFROTC, simultaneously earning an academic degree and qualifying for a commission as an Air Force officer upon graduation. The program prepares young men and women to serve as military officers in the United States Air Force. Members range from scholarship awardees, to students planning an Air Force career, to students just wanting to learn a little about the Air Force without incurring any obligation. Active-duty Air Force officers provide education and instruction through a variety of activities and a multi-disciplinary curriculum designed to help students develop skills they will need as officers.
The Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) is just one of the paths that can lead to commissioning as an officer in the Marine Corps. For college freshman, sophomores and juniors, PLC normally consists of two, six-week training sessions taken between consecutive school years, while juniors attend one, ten-week summer training session. Young men and women attending any accredited four-year college or university are eligible for this class.
13 DEC 15
Commencement with Recognition of Newly Commissioned Officers
8 JAN 16
Winter Commissioning (at Widener University)