Spend the Night Presentation - Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets

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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)
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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
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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!

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