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Reserve Officers' Training Program

Start Strong - Army ROTC

Location: Thompson Building, Room 110
Assistant Professor of Military Science and university contact:
Arthur Elbthal
Office Number: 978.665.3126
Admissions Office: 978-665-3144 or
Scholarship and Enrollment Officer:​

Adam D. Heppe
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Professor of Military Science
Department Head
Department of Military Science
WPI Army ROTC, Bay State Battalion
508.831.5268 (O)
508.216.4408 (GC)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609


The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is an educational program which combines college electives in Military Science and Leadership with practical common task, physical and management training. Students who excel in our program generally are classified as a "SAL," or Scholar-Athlete-Leader. If this describes you, we encourage you to join the Bay State Battalion, the only Army ROTC program in Central Massachusetts.

Army ROTC courses are designed to train you to be an officer in the United States Army. In doing so, we prepare men and women for success in college and development in any chosen career. To help you succeed, the cadre of the Bay State Battalion will mentor you closely and work with you to ensure the achievement of your goals. The program teaches you to excel in small group leadership, a skill sought by employers. ROTC also instills strong moral values, a warrior and fitness ethos, as well as many other benefits, in order to ensure lifelong success in any endeavor. A significant reason for joining Army ROTC is a guaranteed job in the Army after college. Upon graduating, you will serve as an officer in the Army in one of sixteen basic branches, performing a variety of jobs and gaining hands-on managerial experience that you can get no where else.

One thing you will definitely be doing is leading soldiers. Officers are the leaders of the Armed Forces, and Army ROTC is the best leadership course in America.


Enrollment Criteria and Scholarships

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