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ROTC Cadet Commissioning Ceremony


NC State Reserve Officer Training Corps provides the opportunity for undergraduate students to embark on an incredible journey serving in the United States military.

NC State is proud to offer three Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy. Each program is designed to produce future officers who are mentally, physically and morally prepared to lead in the nation’s military. Students who enlist in NC State’s ROTC programs are eligible for generous scholarships, guaranteed post-graduate career opportunities and a chance to see the world while serving their country.

All ROTC units are housed in historic Reynolds Coliseum, located next to the Talley Student Union on Central Campus.

The training opportunities are easily the most exciting. In my time in ROTC, I’ve traveled to California, Washington state, Spain and Scotland. I’ve watched aircraft launch on a carrier, gotten rides in a helicopter, seen several missile launches and gun shoots and driven billion-dollar warships.

Photo showing Ensign Emily Stoops who is quoted above.

Ensign Emily Stoops

Class of 2020

Military Appreciation Day at Carter Finley Stadium. Flag unfurled on the field.

100% Selection Rate

For Rated Officer slots (pilots/CSOs/ABMs/RPAs) in Air Force ROTC


Army officers produced by NC State in the past 90 years

100 Naval ROTC students

NC State is the largest Naval ROTC Unit in North Carolina