Through a cooperative arrangement sponsored by the Claremont Colleges and the Army, students can take the preliminary ROTC training at no cost while attending a community college. The Department of Military Science at the Claremont Colleges offers basic classes at California State University, San Bernardino, University of California, Riverside, and California Baptist University. A student attends class each week for the initial year and the second year of ROTC training. Completion of this program  permits a student transferring to a four-year institution full junior status in ROTC upon transfer. Completion of the community college portion of this program also could provide advanced grade placement should the student choose to serve in the military as an enlisted person. Those interested in finding out more about Army ROTC should contact Michael Lee, Recruiting Operations Officer at Claremont McKenna College at (909) 437-6099 or

Air Force ROTC 
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) offers two-, three-, and four-year programs leading to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force and United States Space Force. The AFROTC program is open to almost all students pursuing baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Classes consist of one hour of academics and two hours of leadership laboratory per week for freshmen and sophomores and three hours of academics and two hours of leadership laboratory per week for juniors and seniors. Additionally, there are Physical Fitness and medical requirements. AFROTC offers numerous scholarship opportunities, but scholarships are not required to participate in the program. AFROTC offers a variety of one- to four-year scholarships valued up to 100% annual tuition, along with a nontaxable monthly stipend. Air Force ROTC is offered on the campuses of the University of Southern California and California State University-San Bernardino. You do not need to be a student of any of these colleges to get involved. For more information contact the Department of Aerospace Studies at (213) 740-2670 or visit for USC, or (909) 537-5440 or visit for CSUSB. No military commitment is incurred until entering the junior year of the program or receipt of a scholarship after freshman year.

Regarding These Programs
For more information, contact the Loyola Marymount University Department of Aerospace Studies (AFROTC) at (310) 338- 2770. Other AFROTC detachments are located at: University of California, Los Angeles, (310) 825-1742; University of Southern California, (213) 740-2670; San Diego State University, (619) 594-5550; and California State University, San Bernardino (909) 537-5440.