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ARMY STRONG. Jacksonville State University Army ROTC A Premier Officer Training Environment Since 1948. Jacksonville State University Army ROTC. Lieutenant Colonel Richard White Professor of Military Science, Jacksonville State Univ U.S. Army Infantry Officer

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ARMY STRONG

Jacksonville State University

Army ROTC

A Premier Officer Training Environment Since 1948


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Jacksonville State

University Army ROTC

  • Lieutenant Colonel Richard White

    • Professor of Military Science, Jacksonville State Univ

    • U.S. Army Infantry Officer

    • 1989 Graduate of Jacksonville State University

    • 1999 Masters Degree from the Jacksonville State Univ

  • Fort Bragg, North Carolina – 82nd ABN DIV

  • Fort Rucker, Alabama – 511th ABN PFDR

  • Fort Polk, Louisiana – 509th ABN IN

  • Jacksonville State University

  • CP Post Tango, Korea – 8th Army

  • Germany -1st AR DIV

  • Iraq – 1st AR DIV

  • Atlanta, Georgia – First Army

  • Camp Shelby, Mississippi – 1-305th ARTF

  • Jacksonville State University


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My Purpose

1. What is an Army Officer and where

do they come from?

2. What are your future plans?

3. Can the Army help you pay for college?

4. What’s being an Army Officer worth?


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Jacksonville State

University ROTC

What is an Officer?

- Leaders/Managers of the Army

- Establish the vision and goals

- In charge of Army organizations

- Lead Soldiers

- Similar to Corporate Management


Commissioned officers are direct representatives of the president of the united states

Commissioned officers are direct representatives of the President of the United States.

What is a Commissioned Officer?


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908(19%)

USMA

3,098(63.4%)

935

(17.6%)

ROTC

OCS

4941 Active Duty Officers in FY 2004

(1310 ROTC RC Commissions)

Jacksonville State

University Army ROTC

Where do Army Officers come from?


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JACKSONVILLE STATE

UNIVERSITY ROTC

What is ROTC?

- College electives that focus

on leadership development

- Program leads to a Commission

as an Army officer


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How Much Does a College Education Cost?

Room & Trans- PersonalTotal

CollegeTuitionBoardBooksportationExpensesCosts

Alabama $6,400 $6,430 $1,000 $702 $1,690 $16,222

Alabama

Birmingham $4,715 $8,924 $900 $2,050 $1,700 $18,289

Auburn $5,020 $6,686 $900 $1,104 $1,988 $15,698

JSU $4,560 $3,312 $1,008 $1,232 $2,688 $14,360

Univ of

N. Alabama$4,082 $4,460 $1,000 $900 $900 $11,342

Source: Alabama State Treasury


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  • 16 hrs per month in the Reserves or National Guard

    • $4500.00 per year for tuition

    • $1,000.00 per year for books(National Guard only)

    • $317.00 per month (up to 36 months)MGIB

    • $350.00 per month SMP Kicker

    • $1,800.00 per year for dormitories*

    • *Awarded by the ROTC department

  • Monthly tax free allowance: (10 months per year)

    • Freshman $300.00

    • Sophomore $350.00

    • Junior $450.00

    • Senior $500.00

  • Monthly drill pay:

    • Freshman $179.60

    • Sophomore $255.84

    • Junior $255.84

    • Senior $255.84

  • 2 weeks annual training $1,200.00

  • Up to $24,316 per year

    • Traditional Army ROTC Scholarship

      • $6760.00 per year for tuition

      • $1,200.00 per year for books

      • $2,000.00 per year for dormitories*

      • *Awarded by the ROTC department

    • Monthly tax free allowance (10 months per year)

      • Freshman $300.00

      • Sophomore $350.00

      • Junior $450.00

      • Senior $500.00

    • Total of up to $14,960 per year

    Army Options to Pay for College

    Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) Track

    Army ROTC Scholarship Track


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    Earn the Degree of Your Choice

    In One of Over 40 Areas

    1. Education

    2. Business

    3. Criminal Justice

    4. Nursing

    5. Exercise Science

    6. Technology

    7. Music

    8. Art

    9. Political Science

    10. Physical Sciences


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    Top Reasons to Select JSU ROTC

    • 1. A traditional “College” experience; students determine

    • their own class schedules & activities.

    • 2. Minimum ROTC demands:

      • - Freshmen (4 hrs) - Juniors (8 hrs)

      • - Sophomores (5 hrs) - Seniors (8 hrs)

      • (Additional Training Opportunities are available)

    • 3. Academics come first!

    • Close to Home!

    • In-state tuition; tuition assistance plus dorm

    • & tuition scholarships for eligible cadets

    • 6. Cadets live on or off-campus; many enjoy

    • part-time employment opportunities


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    How Much Do I Need to Earn?

    (2006 Median Household Income)

    What qualityof

    life do you want

    for you and your

    family?

    Source: 2006 American Community Survey

    U.S. Census Bureau


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    How Much Education Do I Need?

    (Median Income by Education Level)

    Source: 2006 American Community Survey

    U.S. Census Bureau


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    What’s Beingan

    Army Officer Worth?


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    Jacksonville State

    University Army ROTC

    The Prestige of 23 Professions & Occupations

    2008 Harris Poll


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    Jacksonville State

    University Army ROTC

    Confidence in Leaders of Institutions

    2008 Harris Poll


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    Army OfficerStarting Pay

    (Second Lieutenant)

    Active

    Duty

    $44,082.72

    Reserve

    Duty

    $5,585.58

    After 2 years

    Army OfficerPay

    (First Lieutenant)

    Active

    Duty

    $61,429.92

    Reserve

    Duty

    $8,384.04

    After 4 years

    Army Officer Pay

    (Captain)

    Active

    Duty

    $71,470.32

    Reserve

    Duty

    $10,002.51

    Active Duty Benefits:

    - 100% Medical & Dental

    - 30 days per year paid vacation + Federal Holidays

    - Unlimited sick leave

    Reserve Benefits:

    - Maintain your civilian job

    - Stay close to home/stabilize your family

    - Earn a second income & retirement

    What’s a

    Degree Worth?

    Average

    Starting

    Civilian

    Salary

    Computer Science$60,416

    Information Sciences/Systems$52,418

    Finance$48,547

    Accounting$48,085

    Registered Nurse$47,125

    Business Administration$45,195

    Chemistry$43,000

    Marketing$42,053

    Political Science$38,500

    History$37,800

    Biology/Life Sciences$34,890

    Sociology$34,796

    English$34,327

    Elementary Education$33,200

    Visual/Performing Arts$33,000

    Criminal Justice$32,870

    Social Work$33,860

    Psychology$33,564

    Secondary Education$29,065

    Annual Vacation10 days

    Sick Leave10 days

    Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers

    2008 Salary Survey


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    A Career of Opportunities

    Senior

    Service College

    Colonel

    $124,203.12 +

    23 Years

    Lieutenant Colonel

    $103, 185. 12+

    17 Years

    Command &

    Staff College

    Major

    $88,703.52 +

    10 Years

    Captain

    $71,470.32 +

    4 Years

    Officer Career

    Course

    Graduate School

    1st Lieutenant

    $61,429.92 +

    2 Years

    Officer Basic

    Course

    2d Lieutenant

    $44,082.72 +

    Commissioning


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    What’s an Active Duty Officer’s

    Military Retirement Worth?

    • (Lieutenant Colonel retiring after 20 years active duty)

      • Years Retiree’s Retirement Cumulative

      • RetiredAgePay (Annual)Ret. Pay

      • 1 42 $42,875 $42,875

      • 5 47 $49,200* $229,916

      • 10 52 $58,434* $502,985

      • 15 57 $69,402* $827,304

      • 20 62 $82,427* $1,212,494

      • 25 67 $97,898* $1,669,979

      • 30 72 $116,272* $2,213,328

      • 35 77 $138,095* $2,858,655

    • Retirement pay continues the rest of your life

    • *Note: Estimates an annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 2%

    • COLA for 2008= 3.5%

    It’s like earning an additional $142,933

    each year deposited directly into your retirement account!!!


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    Army Nurse Corps

    Infantry

    Armor

    Aviation

    Personnel

    Air Defense

    Field Artillery

    Engineer

    Quartermaster

    Chemical Corps

    Ordnance

    Transportation

    Signal Corps

    Army Finance

    Medical Service

    Military Police

    Military Intelligence

    17 Career Field Choices


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    What’s Military

    Experience Worth?


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    Competing For a Job

    How Many Applicants Compete for the Same Job?

    2008 Fortune Magazine


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    What’s Military

    Experience Worth?

    “Successful Store Leadership Candidates

    possess 4-10 years as a commissioned

    military officer”


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    What’s Military

    Experience Worth?

    You’re Hired!!!

    “Veterans are impressive, because what they

    have done at their age is usually five or ten years ahead

    of civilian peers in terms of leadership and responsibility.”

    Kelly Perdew

    Hired by Donald Trump on the finale of the second season of apprentice.


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    Life as an Army ROTC Cadet

    A premier Officer Training Environment


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    Conclusion

    For many of you, the Army can help:

    1. Pay for College

    2. Achieve what is otherwise not possible

    3. Make you a professional Officer

    4. Increase your marketability

    But don’t forget……this is the Military!


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    Applying to JSU

    Four Steps:

    1.Submit an admissions application

    (by mail or online)

    2. Include a $20.00 application fee

    3. Have counselor send a high school transcript

    (also need a final transcript after graduation)

    4. Send SAT/ACT scores to JSU

    - Unconditional: 19 on ACT/900+ on SAT

    - Conditional: 16-18 on ACT/750-890 on SAT

    - ExCEL: 14-15 on ACT/650-740 on SAT


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    JSU ROTC Homepage

    WWW.ROTC.JSU.EDU


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    Contact Information

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard White:

    email: [email protected]

    phone: (256) 343-5705

    Major Lowell Shackelford

    email: [email protected]

    phone: (256) 782-8023


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