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ARMY ROTC

Army ROTC

Carson-Newman’s Army ROTC provides students with the opportunity to serve their country as full-time or part-time officers in the U.S. Army. Through a wide range of classes and labs, each student is prepared to complete summer training and move on to serve in either the Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard.

Army ROTC is one of the most demanding and successful leadership programs in the country. For years, Army ROTC has been creating leaders who go on to rewarding careers in the military and civilian worlds. 

Here are just a few benefits a student can gain by enrolling in Army ROTC at Carson-Newman:

  • High-level leadership, management, and communications training
  • Problem-solving and strategic skills development
  • Scholarships
  • Team development, comraderie, and competition
  • Monthly living allowances
  • Entry into the US Army as an officer, either on active duty or in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard


Please come by or contact us below in order to receive more information on the Eagle Battalion and the opportunities that await.

DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMS

The US Army Airborne School is at the US Army Infantry Center, Ft. Benning Georgia. This course is designed to train soldiers to become paratroopers. It develops the student’s confidence through repetitious training so that the student can overcome the natural fear of jumping from an airplane; develop and maintain the high level of physical fitness required of a paratrooper, by rigorous and progressive physical training. Each student must satisfactorily complete 5 jumps from an aircraft while in flight.

Air Assault school is at FT. Campbell, Kentucky.This course is conducted by the 101st Airborne (Air Assault). It is an intense, 10 day course designed to give leaders a basic understanding of Army helicopter missions. There is some class room instruction,but it is mostly hands-on and performance oriented. It is broken down into four phases: Pathfinder operations, slingload operations, rappelling phase, foot march phase.

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U.S. Army Cadet Command

Basic Camp is a month long camp held in Fort Knox, Kentucky. The purpose of this camp is to allow students to receive credit for the first two years of ROTC and enable them to enroll in the advanced ROTC course. Basic Camp pays approximately $750, and all meals, housing, transportation and uniforms are paid for by the government. Major Areas Covered include Armed Forces Organization, Introduction to Army Customs and Procedures, Branch Orientation, Military Formations, Physical Training, Map Reading and Land Navigation Techniques, Compass Skills, Rifle Marksmanship, and Weapons Familiarization. Attendees incur no obligation to join ROTC upon completion.

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U.S. Army Cadet Command

The NSTP is a paid three-to-four week clinical elective for Army ROTC nurse cadets. Attendance is voluntary. Our affiliated nursing school awards academic credit for this program. This elective is conducted at Army hospitals in the United States, Germany and Korea. You get paid while attending NSTP during the same summer as Advanced Camp, which is usually between the Junior and Senior year of college. During the NSTP clinical elective, you will receive “hands on” experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor — an Army Nurse Corps officer who works with you one-on-one. Regular coaching sessions enhances your progress, while also providing feedback about your performance.

CN Nursing Cadet Savino at NSTP

Mountain Warfare school is at Ethan Allen Firing Range, in Jericho Vermont, by the Vermont National Guard. This course is designed to teach/familiarize cadets with mountain operations. It will challenge you both physically and mentally. Training is nonstop, 16 hours per day for 14 days. It tests your physical strength by forcing you to carry a 45-65 pound rucksack for 2-5 miles a day in mountainous terrain and mentally by testing your day and night land navigation skills.

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U.S. Army Cadet Command

Northern Warfare is taught at the Northern Warfare Training Center in Fort Greely, Alaska.This course is designed to familiarize selected cadets with the skills required for movement in mountainous terrain and cold regions during summer months. Emphasis is placed on basic military mountaineering skills and reviver operations on the inland water ways.

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U.S. Army Cadet Command

CTLT is conducted at many Army bases nationwide, in Germany, and in Korea. This consists of a 3-5 week assignment at an Active Army unit. Each cadet is assigned as a Junior Officer, either as a platoon leader or assistant platoon leader. They are given leadership experience and practical knowledge of the daily functions of an active Army unit.

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U.S. Army Cadet Command

Advance Camp is an intensive 5 week training experience, held during the summer at Fort Knox, Kentucky. It is intentionally tough and introduces stress. The days are long with considerable night training and no days off – in short, a tough camp. Throughout the five weeks cadets encounter physical and mental obstacles which challenge them as a person, soldier, and leader. Cadets gain self-confidence through accomplishment of tough training. Platoon competition develops collective cohesion from individual performance.

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U.S. Army Cadet Command

Frances Young, LTC

Chair & Professor of Military Science, LTC

Robert Bates

ROTC Human Resource Assistant

706 Ken Sparks Way Baker Building Rm 112
Jefferson City, TN 37760
United States

Pat Bivens

Director of Military and Veterans Services, Adjunct Professor of Music

James Sharp, MSG

Senior Military Instructor, MSG

Michael Hotchkiss, CPT

Assistant Professor of Military Science, CPT

Logan Carter

Recruiting Operations Officer

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