Army ROTC is the United States Army's primary officer training program. The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Army ROTC program is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Army, the Alaska Army National Guard, JROTC programs and UAF to educate, train and prepare students to serve as officers in the Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

The only ROTC program in Alaska is hosted at University of Alaska – Fairbanks. The program is unique due to its location and environment. The cadets gain experience through cold weather training, ice climbing, and ability to participate in Arctic Winter Games and attend Northern Warfare Training Center. Attending ROTC in Alaska will offer new experiences no other cadets in the country receive. Our host school is located at University of Alaska Fairbanks with an extension school at University of Alaska Anchorage.

Why come to Alaska for college and ROTC?

Alaska is the Last Frontier. It is home to some of the largest and diverse animals in the wilderness. The adventures are endless to explore the land to include hiking, biking, running, cross country skiing, snowboarding, and dog mushing. We are the home of the midnight sun. In the winter you can see the Northern Lights or attend the World’s Ice Carving Championship. There is a lifelong learning experience in the state of Alaska as well as the university. University of Alaska Fairbanks has a Geophysical Institute which specializes in space physics & aeronomy, volcanology, remote sensing, snow, ice & permafrost, tectonics & sedimentation, atmospheric sciences, and seismology & geodesy.  

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