56 in first basic training for the summer of 2017, 3rd place in the 110 ROTCs nationwide
Since the establishment of the YU ROTC in 1968, a total of 5,147 officers from 56 classes
Opened Department of Military Studies through an MOU with the Army in 2011, offering four year scholarship and guarantee to become officer
[August 1, 2017]
The YU ROTC (Director Colonel Lee Joo-hwan) is exhibiting outstanding capacities in the ROTC cadet summer basic training that began during the summer break.
Basic training is a military education received for a total of 12 weeks (2 weeks in the winter and 2 weeks in the summer for juniors and seniors) where ROTC cadets enter the ROTC school during summer and winter breaks based on the knowledge they learned in school.
In the 1st summer basic training of 2017 conducted at the ROTC School located in Gwesan, Chungbuk with the start of summer break on June 26, a total of 56 ROTC cadets including Cadet Song Geun-seong (22, Business Administration, senior) joined. At the first training up until July 21, the YU ROTC was selected as the 'overall best ROTC'. 'Best overall ROTC' is given to the top three corps among the 110 ROTCs around the nation (52 colonel-level ROTC). Together with YU, Seoul National University and Ulsan National University were also selected as overall best ROTCs.
YU President Sur Gil-soo said, "I believe that their diligence in their studies during the semester led to such great outcomes at the basic training. I am proud as the president of the university." He added, "I trust that as the cadets did not rest during vacation and worked harder than everyone else, they will become excellent officers who lead by example and exhibit patriotism after they are commissioned."
The YU ROTC also had award winners in basic military education courses per service sector such as the Infantry School among the cadets that were commissioned this year. Among the 62 cadets of the 55th YU class commissioned in 2017, seven won awards at the Infantry School, Armor School and Field Artillery School, thus exhibiting their exceptional combat readiness.
In 1968, YU integrated and launched the '121st ROTC'. A total of 5,147 from 56 classes were commissioned as officers, and there are currently 114 people (including six female cadets) enrolled as ROTC cadets. In 2010, it was selected as the pilot school for female ROTC and has up until now graduated 27 female officers.
In March 2011, it opened the first Department of Military Studies in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region through an MOU with the Army. The quota per grade is 40 and all students are given military scholarships from the Army and are exempted for four years of tuition. They are guaranteed to be commissioned as officers upon graduation.