Since 1916, the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) has produced more than 500,000 lieutenants for America's Army. As an ROTC cadet, you will become part of a team. You will acquire new friendships that will last a lifetime, as well as meet physical and mental challenges you may not have thought possible. The discipline, teamwork, and leadership you experience in Army ROTC will equip you to succeed anywhere, in whatever pursuit you choose.
Welcome to N Company, the Newberry College Detachment of the Scottish Highlander Army ROTC Cadet Battalion. The Highlander Battalion is based at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, the host institution for the Army ROTC Program at both Newberry College and Lander University. All ROTC classes are taught at Newberry College, however all Leadership Labs are conducted at Presbyterian.
The ROTC curriculum is divided into two distinct courses: the Basic Course and the Advanced Course. Each course differs in regard to who can participate and also in regard to one's overall military obligation.
The Basic Course is comprised of freshman (MS1) and sophomore (MS2) classes and does not require any military obligation. At most universities, these classes are considered electives and only meet once a week for approximately 1 to 2 hours. The Basic Course covers topics such as Organization of the Army; Military Customs and Courtesies; Basic Leadership Skills; Decision Making Process; Map Reading Skills; Introduction to Small Unit Tactics; and Basic Soldier Skills. In order to enroll in the Basic Course, an individual must:
The Advanced Course is comprised of junior (MS3) and senior (MS4) classes and requires students to commit to a military obligation prior to entering the course. Once enrolled in the Advanced Course, cadets participate in academic classes and leadership labs each semester and also attend the Leader Development Assessment Course (LDAC- Warrior Forge) at Fort Lewis, Washington, during the summer of their junior/senior year. In order to enroll in the Advanced Course, an individual must:
If you are prior service, you must have an Honorable Discharge from the Armed Services with a qualifying RE code of 1 on your DD Form 214. Additionally you must meet one of the following criteria:
Upon completion of the Advanced Course and successful graduation from Newberry College, cadets are commissioned as United States Army Officers and subsequently begin rewarding careers in the Active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.
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