Army ROTC The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program is available to all students of Biota University through the Department of Military Science of CSUF. Army ROTC provides scholarships and challeng- ing leadership training. The curriculum includes rappelling, physical fitness development, practical application of managerial techniques, and classes in military history and tactics. Army ROTC also allows students to pursue commissions in the U.S. Army. PROGRAMS The military science curriculum is divided into two parts. Basic Course is the first two years of lower division study during which students complete 12 units of leadership classes. Advanced Course is the last two years of upper division study consisting of 14 units of leadership classes, and a six week summer camp typically between junior and senior years. (Cadets receive an allowance for travel expenses and are paid for attending this camp.) Students who did not enroll in Army ROTC as a freshman or a sopho­ more can receive equivalent credit in several different ways (see Two-Year Program below). Admission to the Advanced Course is limited to students who meet all academic and physical requirements. Students in this course receive a subsistence allowance of between $250 and $400 a month for 10 months during each of the two academic years, plus military science books and uniforms. After completion of the Advanced Course and college, students are eligible to be commissioned as sec­ ond lieutenants in one of the Army's 17 specialty areas in either the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, or active Army. Students' desires are a major factor in determining which service option is selected. The active duty obligation for those students selected to enter the National Guard or Army Reserve is typically four months. Students entering the Active Army serve longer periods. ROTC students desir­ ing to obtain advanced degrees may be granted a delay in reporting to their initial assignment. SCHOLARSHIP Scholarships are available on a national and regional basis. Two and three year scholarships are available on a competitive basis to any qualified student of Biota University who desires to compete. An Army scholarship will pay for most tuition costs, school supplies, and provide a monthly subsistence allowance of between $250 and $400. The scholarship competition is conducted from November through February during the school year prior to when the scholarship would go into effect. Scholarship winners are announced in May, and the scholarship becomes effective at the start of the following fall term. TWO YEAR PROGRAM This program is designed for students who receive placement credit for two years of ROTC. Placement credit may be given for a variety of conditions. Included are: completing three years of high school ROTC; attending a special one-week Basic Course summer camp;

joining the Army Reserves or National Guard; prior military service on active duty (veterans may receive VA benefits concurrently with Advance Course benefits); and by completing two years of college level Air Force or Navy ROTC. EXTRA CURRICULAR Cadets in Army ROTC are eligible to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. Included are rappelling, land navigation, parachuting and other adventure opportunities. FURTHER INFORMATION Biola University students who desire more information regarding this program may write: Department of Military Science, CSUF, P.O. Box 6830, Fullerton, CA 92834; or call (714) 278-3007. Air Force ROTC Through arrangements with Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in west Los Angeles, students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program. AFROTC offers a variety of two-, three- and four-year scholarships, many of which pay the full costs of tuition, books, and fees. Successful completion of AFROTC academic classes and leadership laboratories can lead to a commis­ sion as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Classes consist of one hour of academics and two hours of leader­ ship laboratory for freshmen and sophomores and three hours of academics and two hours of leadership laboratory for juniors and seniors. The academics hours earned can normally be counted as elective credit toward graduation. All AFROTC classes and laborato­ ries are held on Friday to better accommodate students commuting from other colleges and universities. Currently, LMU does not charge for the courses and offers cross-town students free parking while attending AFROTC activities. Additionally, AFROTC cadets under scholarship and all juniors and seniors receives a monthly, tax-free stipend. For more information, contact the Loyola Marymount University Department of Aerospace Studies (AFROTC) at (310) 338-2770, http:// rotc/main.htm. Other AFROTC detachments are located at: University of Southern California, (213) 740-2670.


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