Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) provides the tools,
training and experiences to become an officer in the United States
military, while earning money toward your college education.
Saint Leo University has a partnership with University of South
Florida that allows Saint Leo students to participate in Air Force
and Army ROTC programs at USF. ROTC is an elective curriculum you
take along with your required courses. Because ROTC is an elective,
you can participate your freshman and sophomore years with no
obligation to join the U.S. military.
When you become part of ROTC, you're not just working toward a
degree. You're working toward a brighter future alongside other
motivated cadets like you. Those who excel in the program are
intelligent, athletic, hard-working leaders, striving toward
something more from their college experience.
Saint Leo's commitment to educating the Armed Forces is
unmatched. The University is ranked among the nation's most
military-friendly institutions by G.I. Jobs and Military
Advanced Education magazine, and is one of the 10 leading
providers of higher education to the U.S. Military. Learn more
about our military history and current military partnerships.
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is an
in-college program that offers the opportunity to become a
commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation. AFROTC
hones your time management, physical fitness and analytical
skills—and helps you push yourself to achieve your goals. The
curriculum includes 12-16 hours of instruction by active-duty Air
Force officers over a two- to four-year period.
Saint Leo University cadets attend ROTC at the University of
South Florida, alongside USF students and cadets from other
cross-town schools in the Tampa area. For more information, visit
the Detachment 158
Students interested in enrolling in the program can begin
registration procedures through the University of South Florida's
AFROTC office prior to registering for the appropriate "AFR"
course through Saint Leo University's registration process.
Veterans, active-duty personnel and graduate students are
encouraged to inquire about special accelerated programs that may
be available based upon the needs of the Air Force.
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Saint Leo: (352) 588-8487
University of South Florida: (813) 974-3367
The Department of Military Science offers both a four- and a
two-year program, each leading to a commission as a Second
Lieutenant in the United States Army. The newly commissioned
officer can be guaranteed Reserve or National Guard duty, or
compete for an Active Duty commission.
As a student at Saint Leo University you will be part of the Suncoast
Battalion, located at the University of South Florida. All
classes are taught on-campus at Saint Leo by the fulltime cadre. In
addition to classroom lectures and physical training, students are
required to attend a weekly leadership lab, for which
transportation is provided by Saint Leo.
For more information on the ROTC program and for scholarship
application click here.
Scholarships are available for high school seniors, current college
students and enlisted soldiers via the Green to Gold Program.
Major Scott Dunkle
Phone: (352) 588-8685