​Air Force and Army ROTC

Syracuse University's ROTC program gives you a jump on your future by earning an officer’s commission and a college degree at the same time.

Army ROTC students saluting

If you’re highly competitive, have a desire to serve your country, and want both certainty and flexibility in your future career, consider the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. You’ll simultaneously earn the commission of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army or Air Force and a Syracuse University degree. You’ll combine leadership training with a regular academic major—a combination that will prepare you for both military and civilian careers.

Air Force ROTC

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) and Syracuse University have been producing leaders since 1918. Syracuse’s AFROTC is proud to offer you the opportunity to distinguish yourself as a student and a leader by becoming a cadet in the AFROTC program. The program offers camaraderie, valuable leadership and management experience, and various scholarship programs.

Contact Air Force ROTC

122 Lyman Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244


The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an elective providing proven leadership training to college students. Army ROTC goes beyond the typical classroom experience. Through personal development and unique opportunities, Army ROTC will encourage you to grow mentally, morally, and physically. The program includes a basic course focusing on management and leadership development taken during the freshman and sophomore years with no military service obligation. An advanced course taken during the junior and senior years centers on leadership, management, and ethics.

Contact Army ROTC

215 Lyman Hall- 100 College Place
Syracuse, NY 13244-1140
Eric Schaertl: 315.436.3759
Laura Bates: 315.443.2462