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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE RANDOLPH MACON COLLEGE VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY Spider.

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1 UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE RANDOLPH MACON COLLEGE VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY Spider Battalion ROTC Information Brief Spider Battalion ROTC Information Brief

2 Congratulations on starting your scholarship process! The Spider Battalion ROTC Cadre is committed to each and every Cadet in our unit. We will expertly train and mentor our future leaders so they have the competence, leadership and confidence necessary to lead from the front. Our Cadre, in conjunction with the Cadet leadership, accomplishes this through a deliberate and balanced training plan that allows plenty of time for academic, athletic and social activities. This program commissions some of the finest young leaders in our Army. I applaud you for considering selfless service to the nation and I wish you the best during your scholarship process. LTC Jason T. Garkey Professor of Military Science University of Richmond

3 MissionMission Spider Battalion ROTC Mission Statement: To commission high caliber and diverse future officer leadership for the U.S. Army from the University of Richmond and its partnership universities Spider Battalion ROTC Vision: Produce lieutenants of character, each with a breadth of perspective who: Demonstrate a capacity for scholastic, athletic and leadership excellence. Are confident they will have the skills necessary to be successful at the Leader Assessment and Development Course (LDAC) and be a competent Army leader in a global environment. Are committed to the Army for the duration of their obligation, and are open-minded about further service. Bring experiential, ethnic and cultural diversity to the Officer Corps.

4 Our program ranked #1 in NC and VA brigade ROTC program ranked Top 5 out of 274 schools in the Nation for Commissioning Over the last 5 years, 90% of Senior Cadets received first choice in Branching Process 9:1 Cadet to Cadre ratio – Quality Instruction, Training and Service Flexible to the needs of athletes, nurses and students. We encourage athletic participation, social involvement and study abroad programs Cadets have the opportunity to attend Military Specialty schools (Airborne, Air Assault, Northern Warfare, Mountain Warfare) in each of their first 2 summers. Cadets can attend Cadet Troop Leader Training and Internships in their 3 rd summer after LDAC. Elements of Excellence

5 The Spider Battalion seeks well-rounded young people who demonstrate excellent academic ability, leadership potential, and physical aptitude. ACADEMIC ABILITY 60% ACADEMIC ABILITY 60% PHYSICAL APTITUDE 10% PHYSICAL APTITUDE 10% CADET LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL 30% LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL 30% Whole Candidate

6 Service & Responsibility ROTC produces more Leaders of Character for this nation than any other commissioning source. Leadership is not management. You have to train to lead. The ROTC pre-commissioning program in the Spider Battalion builds discipline, problem solving and communication Junior Officers are given more responsibility, immediately following graduation, than their peers in the civilian sector Military officers are members of one of the most highly respected professions in the nation and are highly competitive and mature upon completion of service

7 Academic SAT and/or ACT for National Competitiveness High School Rank/GPA for Local Competitiveness Leadership Extracurricular Activities Athletic Participation Army Physical Fitness Test or Presidential Test ROTC Scholarship Board Interview and Phone Conversations Evaluation Process

8 The Department of Defense Medical Examination and Review Board (DODMERB) is the entity that determines if a candidate is “commissionable” in the US Army. The process is a candidate responsibility but our Cadre will assist during your application. DODMERB is BUSY. They handle all 5 Service Academies and all ROTC Scholarship Applicants. Get this started EARLY. Just because a candidate is initially disqualified, does not mean that they cannot earn a scholarship. Should you become disqualified, our Cadre will contact you to discuss how we can support your Cadetship in the form of a waiver. Medical Evaluations

9 Freshman Basics of Officership Member of Squad Military Science 101 Military Science 102 Fall Field Exercise Spring Field Exercise Specialty School Training Sophomore Leadership & Teamwork Team Leader Military Science 201 Military Science 202 Fall Field Exercise Spring Field Exercise Specialty School Training Junior Leadership & Tactics Squad/Platoon Leader Military Science 301 Military Science 302 Fall Field Exercise Spring Field Exercise LDAC – Fort Lewis Internships/CTLT Senior Leadership & Management Company and Battalion Military Science 401 Military Science 402 Fall Field Exercise Spring Field Exercise ROTC Progression Study Abroad

10 Nursing Program ROTC is flexible to the needs of our Varsity Student Nurses VCU 4 year Nursing Program is ranked #14 in the Nation Independent study courses to accommodate rigorous core course requirements Nurses are required to only attend 1 of 2 weekend events during a semester Nurse Summer Training Program allows nursing students to conduct internship in an active Army Medical Center shadowing a Nurse Lieutenant Incremental accessories provided to Nurses during their Cadet career – Scrubs, Litmann Stethoscope & PDA with pharmacology data and computations. NCLEX prep course paid for by US Army

11 ROTC Class ROTC is the best leadership course you will take in college. Our ROTC classroom instruction is built around learning the fundamentals of officership. We use our recent deployment experiences to make the instruction relevant. We teach using a combination of lectures, discussions, guest speakers and practical exercises. ROTC Class is 1x per week until Junior Year; 2x per week Junior and Senior Years No Weekly Labs. The Spider Battalion executes one large Leadership and Tactics Lab each semester.

12 Cadets run our program and conduct tactical planning and execution throughout the year. There are 4 military posts within 1 hour of our program – we don’t waste our valuable training time driving long distances. Individual PT of Excellence Program. PT is 3x per week. The battalion executes one 48 hour training exercise each semester. We occupy patrol bases, conduct land navigation and squad tactics lanes and execute obstacle courses. We stress leadership, responsibility and accountability from the start. We conduct optional rappelling, weapons qualification and training events every semester. The Spider Battalion has an arsenal of paintball guns which we use to run Battle Drills that improve target acquisition, target engagement and maneuver. ROTC Training

13 $300/moFreshman $350/moSophomore $450/moJunior $500/moSenior University of Richmond Randolph Macon College Hampden-Sydney College Virginia Union University Longwood University Virginia Commonwealth University $1200/yrAnnual Book Stipend Full ROTC Scholarships Contracted Cadets receive a monthly stipend during their college years: Scholarship awardees will earn full tuition at the below institutions:

14  Complete all portions of your file – Early  Be your own advocate in the Scholarship process  DODMERB - Early  Take ACT and/or SAT multiple times  Practice for the Army Physical Fitness Test  Visit the Host Institution and meet the Cadre  Make the College Decision that is Right for YOU ROTC Strategy

15  You can only make an informed decision on college by visiting each of the schools to which you are applying.  ROTC Candidate Orientation Visits  Visits are Cadet-escorted and offer a great opportunity to see our facilities, talk to our Cadre and learn about our program. To set-up a visit call Candidate Visits


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