The Army maintains a senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at the University of the Incarnate Word and St. Mary’s University. UIW students interested in participating in Army ROTC may do so through the cross-enrollment agreement between St. Mary’s and UIW. Four-year and two-year programs are available to eligible students.
Military Science classes are held at both St. Mary’s University and the University of the Incarnate Word. Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and all military science classes include a leadership lab requirement. The leadership lab is a two-hour course taught every Wednesday from 2-4 P.M, and the labs are generally held at the St. Mary's University campus. The leadership lab is intended to supplement classroom instruction and focuses on development of individual leadership skills through field training, practical exercises, and visits to military installations.
The Basic Course, usually pursued during the freshman and sophomore years, is voluntary for students who are physically qualified for military training. There is no obligation incurred unless the student accepts an ROTC scholarship. Veterans who have completed Army basic training (or sister service equivalent) and who have received an honorable discharge, or high school students who have completed three or four years of high school JROTC may be granted credit for the basic course with approval of the St. Mary’s Professor of Military Science.
The Advanced Course may be pursued by students who are physically and academically qualified. Cadets are normally enrolled in the Advanced Course during their junior and senior year or during graduate school. Students are required to attend a five-week ROTC Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC) the summer following the junior year. Upon satisfactory completion of LDAC and the academic work required for a degree, students are commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army, the Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard.
Two-Year Program - Advance Course
In addition to the standard four-year course outlined above, the St. Mary's University Military Science Department offers a two-year program for those who did not complete the Basic Course. In order to enroll in the Advanced Course, a student must successfully complete four weeks of leadership training provided at the Leadership Training Course (LTC) during the summer months prior to beginning the junior year or the first year of graduate school. If students desire to take advantage of this opportunity, they should communicate directly with the St. Mary’s University enrollment officer no later than March 1 of the year preceding the last two years of college. Those students seeking a master's degree or a law degree are eligible to participate in the two-year program.
Scholarship and Remuneration
The Army offers four, three, and two year competitive scholarships. This assistance consists of payment up to $25,000 per year to cover tuition and fees, a $1,200 per year book stipend, and a monthly stipend of $350 to $500 per month. Additionally, students are paid for all required summer training. The student need NOT be enrolled in the ROTC program to apply for a scholarship. Students interested in competing for scholarship assistance should contact the UIW Army ROTC enrollment officer at 210-832-3210.
ARMY Nurse Corps
As a ROTC nursing student, you'll be able to combine
college electives in military science, and an invaluable summer clinical
experience, with your regular nursing program. You will develop your
professional and leadership skills while learning about yourself and
what you can accomplish. Check here for additional information:
Army ROTC for Nursing Students
Uniform and Equipment
All uniforms, textbooks and other equipment will be issued, free of charge, to students enrolled in Army ROTC courses.
The UIW Army ROTC office is located on the 1st floor of the UIW Nursing Building in Room 146. The telephone number is 210-832-3210 or you can reach the St. Mary's University enrollment officer at 210-436-3415.
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