Army ROTC - About Us

Army ROTC is an educational opportunity designed to prepare men and women to become future leaders in the US Army while completing an undergraduate, graduate, or other professional degree program. Army ROTC recruits, retains, develops, and graduates leaders who are mentally, physically, emotionally, and morally ready to serve our Nation as commissioned officers in the United States Army.   Our departmental office is located in 200A Christenbury Gym and can be reached at 252-328-5178 or by filling out the “Contact Army ROTC” form

Our Cadets/Student Experience

Army ROTC students have unique opportunities to participate in many special activities including: Color Guard, Cannon Team, Ranger Challenge Team and other morale activities. There are also a wide variety of optional professional development training programs available including: Airborne, Air Assault, Mountain Warfare, Northern Warfare, summer internship programs, Drill Cadet and Cadet Troop Leader Training Programs. As a cadet in ECU’s Army ROTC program you will have access to our world class, obstacle training course and repelling stations. 

Our Cadre/Faculty

Our Cadre/Faculty has a wealth of knowledge and diverse military experiences. Officers enthusiastically engage our students in and out of the classroom through interactive lectures, training opportunities, community service projects, as well as other activities.  Click here to view the Army ROTC Cadre listing.


Approximately 400 officers have been commissioned from the East Carolina University Army ROTC program over the 30-year history of the battalion. Distinguished graduates of the Pirate Battalion have commanded battalions in combat and have risen to the rank of colonel. 

 Why Join ROTC?

  • World-class leadership and management training that can be completed in conjunction with any chosen academic major. 
  • The nation’s largest source of merit-based college scholarships. Includes full-tuition scholarship, monthly subsistence allowance, and funds for textbooks. 
  • Traditionally a four-year program, however it can be completed in just two years. 
  • Reserves or National Guard soldiers may be able to complete the ROTC program in two years while you serve with your unit. 
  • Can participate in a paid internship (link to SMP)2nd Lieutenants who participate in the program earn on average $700 more a month than other 2nd lieutenants. 
  • You commission as a 2nd Lieutenant when you graduate with the potential to earn $68,000 within your first four years on active duty. Receive a monthly stipend (tax-free) of $420. 

How to Join

                          Contact Us

                          Mr. William Johnson is the enrollment officer for the ECU Army ROTC program. He can be reached by filling out the “Contact Army ROTC” form or using the information below: 

                          Mr. William Johnson
                          Office: 252-328-5178
                          200A Christenbury Gym, ECU Main Campus