Student Involvement

Marist Army ROTC in NY: At a Glance

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps is a pre-professional training program that you can take while pursuing a college degree as a full time student. Training includes a weekly lab and class session, as well as three physical training sessions a week. 

ROTC Cadets develop leadership skills, confidence, fitness, and professionalism in our program. Many join for different reasons, such as the desire to serve our country, some enjoy the leadership challenge, and some join to pursue a career in the Army. 

Upon graduation, ROTC Cadets commission into the Army and serve as Second Lieutenants in either the U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard, or as Active Duty Officers. Marist ROTC is an extension of the Fordham University ROTC Program, which you can find more information about here.

Basic Enrollment Criteria

  • Full time student (at least 12 credits/semester)
  • (BA/BS/MA/MS)
  • Cumulative GPA above 2.0
  • Good physical health
  • Leadership potential

How do I get started?

Registering for an Army ROTC course is all it takes to get started. 
For registration details, contact: 

Dave Rogers at or extension 259  

Army ROTC at Marist College is a partnership program with Army ROTC at Fordham University.  Contact information for all Fordham cadre can be found here.

Marist Army ROTC

Military Science is a course of study that is independent of an undergraduate’s major or the school the student attends. The program teaches cadets the leadership skills and knowledge they will need to be commissioned as officers in the Active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.. The four components of the ROTC Program are classroom instruction, leadership labs, field training exercises, and physical fitness training.

Video courtesy of Chris McNamara