Cadets at Pitt-Bradford make up Bravo Company of the Seneca Battalion, the Army ROTC program based at St. Bonaventure University. Cadets attend classes and lab, conduct physical and tactical training, participate in military and school ceremonies, and
host formal social functions. Our cadets are active in community service events and volunteering. Our color guard supports school and local events, and the Gold Bar Club plans and organizes various campus events and competitions.
Thinking about joining our team? Contact our Enrollment Officer:
John W. Gordnier,
firstname.lastname@example.org or use our request information form
The U.S. Army ROTC, Reserve Officer Training Corps, prepares students for service in the Army by building their leadership ability and tactical know how.
ROTC provides you the opportunity to study at a traditional college or university and receive a degree in a field you choose, while preparing you to lead the greatest Army in the world as a commissioned officer.
Military Science or ROTC is an elective based program that consists of two parts: basic and advanced.
The Basic CourseYou can enroll in the basic course during your freshman and sophomore years. You earn two credits for each semester you enroll in the basic course program. There is no future commitment to the U.S. Army while you
participate in the basic course program, unless you are a scholarship award recipient.
The Advanced CourseThe Advanced Course takes the knowledge and skills you developed during your basic course and challenges you to use them. The advanced course is designed to push your leadership ability to the next level, while
preparing you mentally and physically for life after college, as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
How will ROTC benefit me?As you progress through the program you will gain self-confidence, become more motivated and have more self-discipline. These characteristics will help you succeed in college and give you an edge in the job
market after graduation. You also will gain the honor of serving the United States as a commissioned officer, either full time or part time, as you pursue a civil career after graduation. In addition there may be four- three- and two-year scholarships
available to ROTC cadets. These scholarships pay 100% tuition, provide a generous stipend for books and a monthly tax-free stipend, ranging from $300 to $500.
What is my commitment to the Army?You are under no obligation (classroom supplies and books are free) if you are enrolled in the basic course unless you receive an ROTC scholarship.
Basic course classes allow you to take a look at the opportunities that becoming an officer offer without any obligation. However, once you become a junior and enter into the advanced course or you decide to accept an ROTC scholarship, you will have to
serve as an officer in the Army Reserve, Army National Guard or on active duty.
What is an Army Officer?An officer in the U.S. Army means you are a strategist, a counselor, a motivator and a leader. An officer is fully responsible for the welfare, training, and leadership of the men and women they are appointed
to lead. Officers are problem-solvers, key influences and planners. They are driven to achieve success with their team on every mission. The role of an officer is comparable to that of a vital manager of a corporation.
If you would like to know more complete our request information form.
If you're a nursing student, Army ROTC can give you a college experience unlike anything your peers will have. Army ROTC offers nursing students the opportunity to develop leadership skills while gaining real-life nursing experiences before and after
graduation. As a nursing cadet you will be able to develop your skills as a nurse and a leader. ROTC combines your nursing studies and military science with an invaluable nurse summer training experience in order to hone your skills for success in
both the Army and civilian sectors.
The benefits of being a nursing cadet:
After graduation Army nurses enjoy:
For more information, complete our Request More Information. You will be contacted by an Army officer who will discuss your career goals and suggest different opportunities ROTC
has for you.
Army ROTC offers several different scholarship and non-scholarship opportunities for enlisted personnel if you think you might want to become a second lieutenant during your college career. Whether you’re currently enlisted and serving on active duty or a member of the National Guard or Reserve, there are plenty of options for you.
Simultaneous Membership ProgramThis is a volunteer officer training program to help enlisted members of the National Guard and Reserves obtain a commission as a second lieutenant while still serving with their unit. An SMP ROTC cadet conducts regular drills with his or her unit and also is a member of the ROTC program. Being a member of both the National Guard or Reserves and ROTC has a great set of benefits that any SMP soldier is eligible for.
Benefits for SMP soldiers:
Green to Gold:This program is designed for active duty soldiers who have demonstrated the talents and leadership skills necessary to become an Army Officer. Green to Gold allows these soldiers the opportunity to leave active duty in order to pursue both a bachelor’s degree and a commission in the Army as a second lieutenant. Green to Gold soldiers can qualify for four-, three- and two-year scholarships with the same benefits as a cadet. Green to Gold soldiers may also qualify to keep their GI Bill® benefits and still receive their current pay and allowances, along with their normal PCS entitlements.
Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is
available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Each Green to Gold soldier will qualify for different entitlements based on their specific choices. An ROTC officer is willing to discuss your future in the Army, your goals and your options with you.
If you are interested in this program and other opportunities for enlisted Reserve and National Guard soldiers complete the information request form.