San Jose State University

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps 


Your future begins now, start strong!

Start in Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps). Give yourself an advantage with leadership classes throughout your college experience. Stand out among your classmates when you graduate from college, able to earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant – an Officer in the U.s. Army, National Guard or Army Reserve. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and see a future without limits.


Develop your potential and determine your future. Some expect more of themselves. They have higher personal standards and loftier goals. They are doers and achievers. These people are leaders. Leaders earn respect through their ability to maintain composure under pressure. They set the example and establish the standards by which others measure themselves. Leaders inspire others to reach new heights and accomplish more than they ever dreamed possible. Pride, confidence, a will to succeed – these are the traits of a great Leader. And they are traits of Army ROTC Cadets.


General Douglas MacArthur

Our program was recognized in 2010 and again in 2012 as one of the finest in the country. We were presented the MacArthur award recognizing us as one of the top Army ROTC programs in the Nation. Only 8 programs out of 273 are presented this award each year.