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What is ROTC?

SUNY Potsdam is a proud and actively contributing college to the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) Program hosted at Clarkson University. ROTC is a leadership development program chartered by the branches of the military that can lead to a student receiving an officer’s commission.

To enroll in ROTC, a student simply needs to cross register for the Clarkson ROTC courses offered by their choice of Army, Air Force or Space Force.  Students interested in ROTC can reach out to Mr. Scott Schulz, the SUNY Potsdam Veteran and Military Services Support Coordinator. Or, students are certainly welcome to call or email the respective ROTC departments at Clarkson University.  The ROTC Cadre are more than happy to assist students with cross-registration procedures and time management to help them fit ROTC into their academic schedule.  Please visit the below links to our offered ROTC opportunites and reach out to the ROTC Program you would like.


The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program at SUNY Potsdam develops commissioned officers for both the United States Air Force (USAF) and United States Space Force (USSF) by providing cadets with essential leadership, mentorship, military knowledge, as well as time & stress management, organization, and interpersonal skills.

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Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (Army ROTC) is one of the ways the Army makes their Officers or mid-level managers. Army ROTC at SUNY Potsdam is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It gives you the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. 

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