1. Myth: I don't want to get deployed while I'm in school...
  2. Myth: I don't want to go to "Boot Camp"...
  3. Myth: I'm a Sophomore or Junior so its too late for me to join...
  4. Myth: I am a full-time student and work part-time--there is no way I will have time for Army ROTC...
  5. Myth: I don't want to be a full-time soldier when I'm done with college...
  6. Myth: I am already in the Army Reserves or National Guard so I can't do Army ROTC...

1. Myth: I don't want to get deployed while I'm in school...
Truth: if you are contracted in Army ROTC, you are non-deployable. The Adjutant General for the Maine Army National Guard also has a policy that prevents soldiers in the National Guard from being deployed while enrolled in Army ROTC, whether they are contracted or not.


2. Myth: I don't want to go to "Boot Camp"...
Truth: Basic Training is not a requirement for Army ROTC.


3. Myth: I'm a Sophomore or Junior so its too late for me to join...
Truth: Sophomore students can attend the Leaders Training Course between their Sophomore and Junior years to take the place of their MS 1 and MS II years. Sophomores may also be eligible for a two-year Scholarship at this point. We also make accommodations for Junior-level students , including an option to receive a two-year Scholarship to pay for Graduate School.


4. Myth: I am a full-time student and work part-time--there is no way I will have time for Army ROTC...
Truth: We are more than willing to work around your schedule to fit in the ROTC curriculum. Your academics will also be your top priority, over anything ROTC related. We have also taken measures to reduce the amount of ROTC related activities during the school week in order to make life easier on cadets.


5. Myth: I don't want to be a full-time soldier when I'm done with college...
Truth: We commission officers onto Active Duty, as well as into the Army Reserves and National Guard. Being a part-time soldier can be an excellent way to enhance your leadership skills as well as experience to supplement your civilian job.


6. Myth: I am already in the Army Reserves or National Guard so I can't do Army ROTC...
Truth: Army ROTC offers a program called the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). This program allows soldiers in the Reserves and NG to maintain drill status with their unit as well as be enrolled in the ROTC program. During your Junior and Senior years, your rank will drill as a Cadet, giving you the opportunity to shadow a 2LT in your unit in order to gain leadership experience your peers will not get.