K-State Army ROTC: Commissioning Leaders of Character for Our Nation’s Army
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What makes Kansas State Army ROTC a unique program?
History – The Kansas State Army ROTC Program was formed in 1863, making it one of the oldest ROTC programs in the Nation. To date, the program has 25 alumni who have achieved General Officer rank and continues to produce Second Lieutenants on a yearly basis for service on Active Duty, in the National Guard, and for the Army Reserves.
Access to State of the Art Training Facilities – our proximity to a major Army installation means our Cadets have access to US Army training venues including: Abrams Tank and Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle simulators, Virtual and Live Fire Rifle Marksmanship Ranges, Aviation Support for Army Helicopter Familiarization Flights, Medical Simulations Training, Rappel Tower and Obstacle Course, multiple Land Navigation Training Courses, Virtual Convoy Live Fire Trainer, and other training venues only available on Army Installations.
Community Support– Kansas State and the surrounding area is military inclusive and supportive. The ROTC program enjoys support from the University Administration and Faculty, local government leaders, Veteran’s groups and Retired Officer Associations. This support takes many forms including the awarding of scholarships, access to local areas for training, and access to current and former government and military leaders to assist in the development of our Cadets. Additionally, our Cadets participate in Color Guards for University sporting events and other local community events.
Alumni and Friends of the Program– Kansas State University has a long and distinguished history of providing leaders in our Army. As mentioned, the Kansas State ROTC program has produced 25 General Officers and continues to produce Second Lieutenants for Active Duty, National Guard, and the Reserves. The generosity of Friends of the Program allows our Cadets to attend National Events including the Army 10-Miler in Washington, D.C. the Bataan Memorial Death March in White Sands, NM, and the Pershing Rifles National Convention on a yearly basis at minimal cost to our Cadets.