ODU Hosts Army ROTC Events on April 7, 2010



COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio Dominican University’s PATRIOTS program, in conjunction with Capital University’s ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) program, will host two informational sessions in April about the ROTC program for undergraduate students.

The informational sessions will provide an inside look at the experiences of a cadet; an overview of the Military Science program (collaboration with Capital’s minor program); additional programs and activities for ROTC participants; and financial assistance available to students through ROTC.

Ohio Dominican offers an ROTC program through a partnership with Capital University, whereby ODU students attend classes at Ohio Dominican and participate in ROTC activities at Capital. Throughout a student’s experience with ROTC, he or she participates in physical fitness training, military science coursework, extracurricular activities, military science clubs and summer training/internships.

The two informational sessions will be held:

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2010
    Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center, Room 274
    First Session: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)
    Second Session: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The presenters at these events will be ODU PATRIOTS Program Director Retired Major General Dennis Laich and Capital University’s ROTC Director and Professor of Military Science, Lieutenant Colonel Craig Salo.

The Army ROTC scholarship program provides financial assistance for the education and training of highly qualified and motivated young men and women who desire to be commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army upon graduation from college. Scholarships pay:

  • 100% tuition and mandatory fees 
  • A $1200 per academic year book allowance 
  • A tax-free stipend based on academic status ($300/month - freshman, $350/month - sophomore, $450/month - junior, $500/month - senior) 
  • Three and four-year scholarships are available to high school students. Two and three-year scholarships are available to college students.

ROTC has the reputation of offering students unique and specialized leadership courses as part of their college curriculum. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, students will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an officer in the United States Army.

For additional information, contact General Laich at (614) 251-4705 or by e-mail.