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RAIDER BATTALION

Upcoming Events 


36th Annual 5k/10k
October 17, 2015
Shippensburg University


Officer-Ship Seminar
November 7, 2015
For HS juniors and seniors
More info coming in September

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For Information:


Dr. Joseph Hasper
ROTC Enrollment Officer
Wright Hall 207

1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Telephone: 717-477-1896
Fax: 717-477-1783
jjhasper@ship.edu

Request Info Here!


Current Cadets:
For pay, contract, and travel issues contact:
Mr. Byron Stouffer
717-477-1782 BCStouffer@ship.edu
Wright Hall 206

For uniform or equipment issues contact:
Mr. Rodney Oberbroeckling
717-477-1794 RJOberbroeckling@ship.edu
Wright Hall 018

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Army Links

www.army.mil - Official Homepage of the US Army

goarmy.com/rotc - Learn more about Army ROTC

Army Reserve - All about the Army Reserves

National Guard - Official website for Pennsylvania Army National Guard

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Benefits of Army ROTC

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ROTC helps students put forth their best effort by relieving some financial burden of a college education. Some of these incentives include: 

  • ROTC Scholarships (click the Scholarships tab for more information)
    • Pays 100% of tuition and mandatory fees (either resident or non-resident rates), OR room and board (for on- or off-campus housing) 
    • Annual book allowance of $1,200
    • Subsistence allowances (see below)
     
  • Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) (Army National Guard)
    • State Education Assistance Program (EAP) up to $6,622 per year
    • Chapter 1606 GI Bill of $362 per month (after Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training)
    • GI Bill kicker ($350 per month)
    • Drill pay at the E-5 rate ($290 per month)
    • Assigned to an Officer Trainee position in their units
    • Non-deployable status

  • Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) (Army Reserves)
    • Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) up to $4500 a year
    • Chapter 1606 GI Bill of $362 per month (after Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training)
    • GI Bill kicker ($350 per month)
    • Drill pay at the E-5 rate ($290 per month)
    • Assigned to an Officer Trainee position in their units
    • Non-deployable status
       
  • Subsistence Allowance ("Stipend")
    • ROTC pays a monthly tax fee stipend to all contracted members. The allowance is paid for each month of the school year (August through May):
      • Freshmen - $300 
      • Sophomores - $350 
      • Juniors - $450 
      • Seniors - $500 

  • Critical Language Incentive Bonus
    • Students earn up to $2500 per year for studying one of 32 "critical" languages
    • Fully funded semester abroad opportunities for language majors
    • Paid summer internships (approx. 30 days in a foreign country)

  • Summer Training Opportunities. Each summer selected cadets have the opportunity to attend:
    • Airborne School
    • Air Assault School
    • Mountain Warfare School
    • Northern Warfare School
    • and others

  • Other Benefits
    • Options of Active Duty, National Guard or Army Reserve service as an officer after graduation
    • Exceptional leadership training
    • Become part of a group of students with similar interests and goals
    • Stay physically fit