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reserve officers' training corps (rotc)

ROTC cadets at a race
John Sullivan, James Park and Joshua Tuxbury

Thank you for your interest in Liberty Battalion Army ROTC at Boston College.

The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is a premier leadership training institution for college students and future Army officers. We award two, three, and four-year scholarships to some of the most promising students from across the country. We would like to take a moment to tell you why ROTC at BC is such a special experience.

The best and most sincere advocates for our program are our Cadets. When reflecting on their experience in ROTC our newly graduated Lieutenants explained that ROTC gave them “a sense of purpose and a motivation to push [themselves] mentally and physically.” That goes without saying in the Army—what’s more notable, however, is that these graduates were proud of the strong, tight-knit ROTC family at BC, a premier academic institution in a vibrant, historic setting. Although BC is a partnership school with its host battalion at Northeastern University, all training is conducted on site in Chestnut Hill, forging strong, close bonds between Cadets from BC, Regis College, and Framingham State University. The Cadets noted that while many ROTC programs train in large numbers at the Battalion level, the small size of the unit allows for better, more personalized training and one-on-one mentorship with more experienced Cadets.

Combine that close personalized exchange with exciting summer opportunities ranging from advanced foreign language training abroad, a leadership development camp, and military schools that actually put you in the Army for that summer—and you have a well-rounded and vigorous college experience like no other.

We are part of the Liberty Battalion which comprises 16 schools in the greater Boston area. Being a part of such a strong university consortium fosters an experience that spans well beyond the walls of BC. Cadets based at BC interact with fellow leaders-in-training from a wide range of schools such as Northeastern University, Simmons College, Emmanuel College, Suffolk University, Berklee College of Music, and Wentworth Institute of Technology.

If this sounds like an experience for you then we hope to hear from you again soon.

If you have any additional questions or would like to set up a meeting please feel free to contact us at or by phone at 617-552-3230.

Additional information on Army ROTC and the overall scholarship process can be found at and at the Liberty Battalion ROTC web page.