ROTC students balance student and military life

Feb. 25, 2013

 

As you walk down the halls at UVU, seeing many students in military uniforms in not uncommon. This is because UVU has a Reserve Officers’ Training Corp as part of their curriculum. This program is one of the best in the country and offers students the opportunity to participate in the Active Army, Army Reserve or the Army National Guard.

ROTC - Courtesy of ROTC-2Through the ROTC program, participants will develop self-discipline, physical stamina and poise in addition to organizational and motivational skills that will contribute to success in any later career position. In addition to the acquired skills, participants who graduate from the Army ROTC program will earn the bar of a Second Lieutenant.

For many students, the demands of college can be challenging, but for an ROTC student things can be even more so.

Tyler Sanders, a student in the ROTC program, said that being an ROTC student was different than just being a normal student.

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