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Citizen-Leader Track

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What is the Citizen-Leader Track?

Great organizations are looking to employ graduates who are purpose-driven, have a strong work ethic, are able to execute, and who put service first. That’s what we help you document.

Our Citizen-Leader Track is truly different among programs in the senior military colleges. You’ll stand out in your first job interview and throughout your career. In fact, each year more than two-thirds of our graduates have career-starting jobs or acceptance to graduate school before they graduate our program.

Much like the ROTC programs allow cadets to learn the skills necessary to succeed in the military, the Citizen-Leader Track will equip you for career-starting jobs in business, government, nonprofits, and more. This is also the home for cadets interested in the Coast Guard and other non-ROTC commissioning paths into military service.

Within a military-structure, you will assume responsible positions, take classes in leadership and ethics, and have the opportunity to earn a minor in leadership studies. 

Our alumni have gone on to work at companies such as Northrop Grumman, Disney, the CIA, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the Roanoke (Virginia) police department. They come back to speak with our cadets to offer advice and mentorship. When you graduate, you’ll join a network of over 10,000 Corps alumni who share your unique college experience and who can help throughout your career.

And, of course, there is no military obligation for Citizen-Leader Track cadets.

A group of Citizen-Leader Track cadets in varied uniform.