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What is Army ROTC?

Army ROTC is the leading producer of Commissioned Officers for all components of the United States Army. The program is available to all full-time Cal Poly students, obligation free.

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ROTC Curriculum, training plans, expectations, requirements.

ROTC Training

It's not for everyone, just the leaders of tomorrow. From the classroom to the field, ROTC training at Cal Poly is designed to develop intelligent, motivated, and adaptable leaders for all career paths.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Parents, commitment, obligation, deployment

Info for Parents

Joining the Army is a big step and parents rightfully have concerns. Here are some frequently asked questions that may help all those involved make an informed decision.

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Information about Scholarships, incentives, obligations


2, 3, and 4-Year scholarships that cover tuition and fees or room and board costs are competitively available to all interested Cal Poly students, prospective or current.

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Required forms for participating and contracting into the Army ROTC program

Forms & Documents

The most important enrollment document for ROTC Cadets is the Planned Academic Worksheet (104-R). Cadre and staff ensure that Cadets stay on track with their university and ROTC requirements.

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Cultural Understanding & Language Proficiency

Now more than ever the Army needs leaders that are capable of navigating unique cultural landscapes. The CULP program sends Cal Poly Cadets all over the world to immerse, educate, and broaden horizons.

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Information about summer internship opportunities with ROTC, engineering, medical, cyber

Summer Internships

Cal Poly Cadets have the opportunity to compete for summer internships all over the world that have specific focuses like engineering, medicine, and cyber warfare.

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Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Spotlight for Winter Quarter 2015 is on CPT Brian Calcagno. Commissioned in 2007, he is currently in command of Alpha Company, 1-140th AVN BN.

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  • Contact the Recruiter:
  • 805-756-7690 (Office)
  • 805-704-8898 (Cell)
  • Bldg 34, Room 113

From the Professor of Military Science

Welcome to Cal Poly's ROTC Fighting Mustang Battalion. 

Cal Poly's Army ROTC program will prepare you for success in any walk of life whether that be military service, corporate America, government, or non-profit organizations.

When it comes to preparing for the future, few organizations match the U.S. Army. From day one, you'll be maximizing your potential and getting the confidence, self-discipline, leadership and teamwork skills that will help you in any path you choose in life.

Students who complete the Army ROTC program with the Fighting Mustang Battalion earn commissions to serve as Officers in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard immediately after graduation. As an Army officer you can expect to serve in exciting and challenging positions leading soldiers in units across the globe.

To help you achieve your goals we offer financial assistance, full tuition scholarships and special programs for veterans. In addition to leader training with hands on experience in managing physical, financial, and human resources, you will receive fun and exciting adventure training, physical fitness development, and will train in basic tactical skills.

Join our Army ROTC program and let us teach you how to succeed in a competitive world both in college and beyond.