ROTC at Hood
The U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program is offered at Hood College in partnership with the military science department at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Upon graduation, ROTC cadets commission as Army officers with the rank of second lieutenant and either serve on active duty, in the Army Reserve or with the National Guard.
Hood's smaller size facilitates a richer interaction with other cadre, cadets and undergraduate faculty, as well as ROTC faculty, consisting of Army active duty officers ranging in rank from lieutenant colonel to sergeant first class. You’ll take part in weekend field training exercises, as well as annual events, such as the ranger team challenge competition and the Army formal.
Fully-funded merit scholarships are available, as well as a stipend paid during the fall and spring semesters; a book allowance is also available for all scholarship cadets.
The Hood College Army ROTC program has been a part of campus life since 2008. Although fairly new to the school, this unit has served continuously as an integral part of the college and is responsible for producing some of the most highly trained Army Officers leading American Soldiers during periods of peace, times of war, and in response to natural disaster. In 1973 female Cadets were admitted to Army ROTC programs across the country and now comprise about 12 percent of the Green Terror Battalion. The Battalion is formed of Cadets from these separate campuses, the host school McDaniel College, partner schools Mount St. Mary's University, and Hood College. Although the Battalion is spread amongst these three campuses, there is a strong camaraderie between the Cadets when they come together for classes as well as training events. Highlights of the program include our Ranger Challenge team, rappelling, field training exercises (FTX), Color Guard, competitive intramural teams, and the annual dining out.
The Green Terror Battalion has been a part of McDaniel College since 1919 and is one of the oldest programs in the nation. Through this program, both men and women are commissioned as Army officers with the rank of Second Lieutenant upon graduation. Students can be guaranteed service as an officer with the Army reserve, Army national Guard or service full-time with the Active Army. No major is offered in this field, however. Military Science can be an integral part of a student-designed major or minor and/or an elective for any major. The courses are designed to develop the leadership ability of each student
- Military Science Year I (MSI)
- Military Science Year II (MSII).
- Military Science Year III (MSIII)
- Military Science Year IV (MSIV)
The Army ROTC program affords young men and women the opportunity to help pay for college. The various scholarship opportunities available are highly competitive.
National ROTC Scholarship
- Awarded to High School seniors
- Apply online before January 10th of senior year
Campus-Based ROTC Scholarship
- Offered once on campus
- Range from 2, 3, and 4 year scholarship amounts
- Merit Based
- Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship (GRFD)
- Dedicated Army National Guard Scholarship (2 and 3 year scholarship amounts
- Contract in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve
- Contracting Cadet Forms
- Enrolling Cadet Forms
- Medical Forms
- Other Cadet Forms