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ROTC is an elective curriculum that students take along with their required college classes. It prepares students for success in any competitive environment by teaching transferable skills and leadership training. ROTC cadets will have a traditional college experience, but upon graduating will be prepared for a career in our armed forces.


Natalie Byrom, Army ROTC Natalie Byrom
Hometown: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Major: Psychology
Year: Alumna
Future aspirations: (Army) Become an Army Aviator or (Civilian) Attend PA or Nursing School and travel as much of the world as possible. 
Testimonial: "There are so many reasons that the Army ROTC program was ideal for me. First, I think it is important that I give back to the country that has given me so much. Second, as an out-of-state student, the Army provided me with a scholarship and monthly stipend that made attending the College of Charleston a very happy reality. And third, opportunity: the Army has given me nothing but opportunity. In the four years I have been a member of the Palmetto Battalion, I have had the pleasure of traveling around the United States and Europe as well as meeting and networking with incredible personnel. The Army really pushes you to expand your horizons! I was even given the opportunity to fly around in helicopters for a month this past summer, which was such an amazing experience. This program pushes you outside of your comfort zone and makes you see what you are truly capable of doing as a leader and individual. In the end, I know choosing the Army was right for me. I have had an enriching and fulfilling college experience, and I have no doubt my military career will be no different."