THE VIRGINIA TECH CORPS OF CADETS WELCOMES YOU Fall 2014 Who are we and what is our purpose? COMMANDANT’S VISION To graduate leaders with: • The highest standards of honor and integrity • Dedication to service – Ut Prosim A 24/7 Leader Development Program RELATIONSHIP: ROTC PROGRAMS & VTCC • ROTC Programs (all three: Air Force, Army, Naval – including Marine Option) • Federal, with active duty military • Second Major • Must be a member of the Corps to be in ROTC • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets (VTCC) • • • • Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech A minor (Leadership Studies) A 24/7 Leader Development Program No military service required, ROTC is not mandatory for Corps members YOU HAVE OPTIONS @ VIRGINIA TECH • Military Track • Army ROTC • One of the top Army ROTC units in the nation based on performance, retention, and branch satisfaction • Guaranteed Active Duty Commission • Air Force ROTC • 100% selection rate for pilot for those academically and physically qualified this past year • Naval ROTC • Virtually no failures at Marine Officer Candidate School by Marine Options at Virginia Tech • Third Largest Commissioning Source for Naval Officers outside of the USNA & OCS • DoD looks to our program for nuclear engineers • Civilian Track • ALL majors and every career you can imagine! • U.S. Coast Guard Association • Direct Commissioning Program with the U.S. Coast Guard (DCS) If selected, only 5 weeks of training after college to become a Coast Guard Officer WHERE DOES THE VTCC FIT? •Minor in Leadership Studies • Cadets own the Corps • VT’s quality academics/professors –world class educational environment • Joint atmosphere (Army, Naval, Air Force, Civilian Track) • Top-notch summer training opportunities, including Study Abroad & internships •Access to all benefits of an innovative public university •A network for future career shifts/job changes All Military, All of the Time ROTC/Civilian Only • More academic transition assistance • Different Roommate experience • More leadership opportunities • • Tenure track professors at a world renowned public university Access to all the benefits of a public university The Best of Both Worlds WHAT WILL YOUR RESUME SAY? • Each year there are 1.7 million new college graduates How many will have your same major?! • The economy is not adding jobs as rapidly (about 70% of jobs are unpublished!) • Even if you retire from the military around 40-45, SSA says you’ll probably work until you’re 70 – another 25-30 years! Whether it’s right after college, or 20 years down the road, at some point, you’ll be interviewing with a civilian employer. What will your resume say? A TYPICAL WEEK Period/Time 5:30 6:30 7:15 Monday Army/Marine PT 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Army/Marine/ VPI PT Navy PT Wake, Shower, get into uniform Morning Formation, Room/Uniform Inspection VPI PT Air Force PT Air Force PT ROTC Class (at some time 1x or 2x a week) ROTC Class (at some time 1x or 2x a week) 7:45am-5:30pm Friday Army/Marine/ VPI PT 10 hours = Your time to be a professional student! 14:00 15:30 ROTC or Civilian Track Lab 16:00 16:45 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 Corps Athletics Corps Lab (1 credit towards leadership minor) Freshmen Online (6-6:30pm), Freshman or Battalion Eats 1x a week Freshman Corp Lab ECQ - Study Hall Sunday through Thursday * 4 Hours Mandatory for Freshmen * 2 Hours for Sophomores Juniors/Seniors do not have mandatory hours * Does not have to be spent in your room HOME FOOTBALL WEEKENDS Friday Nights 1730-1830 Dinner 1900-2100 Pride Nights during Red Phase 2300 Lights Out Saturdays 0800-1200 Lunch/Free time 1200-1330 Formation, March to Football Game 1330-1730 Home Football Game 1730-1830 Dinner 1830-2300 Unity Pass Sundays Your Day! 1800 -2300 Study Hours FRESHMAN YEAR - 3 PHASE TRAINING • New Cadet Week • One week before school starts • Haircuts (for males), marching, wearing uniforms, rappel tower, obstacle course • Red Phase * • First Six Weeks • Learning to Follow • White Phase • October- Feb • Blue Phase * • Feb - April • Cadet Leader School * Caldwell March CADET ORGANIZATIONS • Corps of Cadets • ROTC-Specific • U.S. Coast Guard Association • Conrad Cavalry Army ROTC Association of the U.S. Army Ranger Company Army Marksmanship Unit • Gregory Guard • Color Guard • Sash & Sabre Air Force • Skipper Crew • Highty-Tighties • Eagle Scout Association Robert E. Femoyer Service Squadron Air Force Flyers AFSOPT Navy/Marine Option Naval Aviation Society Submarine Society Surface Warfare Society Raiders (Marine Option) BENEFITS OF APPLYING AS A CADET TO VT How do I apply to be a cadet? Check, “Yes” to the question in VT’s online application, “Do you wish to enroll in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets?” Apply for free as a cadet! Automatically considered for the Emerging Leaders Scholarship ($8K or $12K over 4 years) EMERGING LEADER SCHOLARSHIP • In order to become a recipient: • Apply & be accepted into VT • Apply for free! • File the FAFSA no later than March 1 st • No separate application – last two years all incoming cadets have been awarded the ELS EMERGING LEADER SCHOLARSHIP Want to find out for yourself if we are a good fit for you? COME SPEND THE NIGHT! APPLY ONLINE: WWW.VTCC.VT.EDU The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets The Best of Both Worlds!