ROTC Flagship Initiative

Building on the success of The Language Flagship program and the Project Global Officers (Project GO) initiative, NSEP launched the ROTC Flagship initiative in 2011. This initiative seeks to address strategic language and cultural needs for future U.S. military officers by increasing the number of ROTC students achieving professional-level proficiency (ILR Level 3) in languages critical to national security. ROTC Flagship students fulfill all ROTC requirements and complete academic majors such as international affairs, regional studies, science and technology, engineering, and other relevant fields.

For more information about the initiative or application, please directly contact the Flagship program of your choice.

 

Air Force Foreign Language Flagship Scholarship Program

The Air Force Foreign Language Flagship Scholarship Program is a joint initiative between Air Force ROTC and the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO). Air Force ROTC will award a maximum of 4-year scholarships and DLNSEO will provide funding for the fifth academic year for intensive study abroad as well as cover attendance to Flagship approved summer intensive language programs, as needed, to Air Force ROTC students who successfully qualify into one of the eligible Flagship Programs.

The program is designed to allow Air Force ROTC students enrolled at a Flagship institution to study at one of the eligible Language Flagship centers focusing on Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish with the goal of Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 3 proficiency upon completion of the program.

For additional information on the Air Force Foreign Language Flagship Scholarship Program, contact CAPT Odale Stevenson at odale.stevenson@us.af.mil or 334.953.2694.

 

Army Foreign Language Flagship Scholarship Program

Army Cadet Command, in partnership with the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), offers scholarships to Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students who enroll at one of the eligible Language Flagship centers focusing on Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish with the goal of Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 3 proficiency upon completion of the program.

The Army will provide dedicated scholarships to ROTC students participating in The Language Flagship programs. These scholarships will provide support during the school year. DLNSEO will provide funding for the Flagship Overseas Capstone year, as well as cover attendance to Flagship approved summer intensive language programs to qualified ROTC students.

Army ROTC students who wish to participate in The Language Flagship must apply through their university’s established process. The Army Foreign Language Flagship Scholarship applications will be centrally processed by Army Cadet Command and interviewed and boarded by Professors of Military Science under the current guidelines.

For additional information on the scholarship program, contact Mr. John Provost at john.h.provost.civ@mail.mil or 502.624.2400, and Mr. Larry Waller at larry.j.waller.civ@mail.mil or 502.624.7023.

 

Naval ROTC Flagship Program

Naval ROTC students who wish to participate in The Language Flagship must apply through their university’s established process. Currently, there is no Naval Scholarship program for participation in Flagship. For additional information on Naval ROTC and Flagship, contact Mr. Mark Gough at mark.gough@navy.mil or 850.452.4983.

 

Project Global Officer

Project Global Officer (Project GO) is an initiative aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. Project GO provides grants to U.S institutions of higher education and in turn, these institutions provide language and culture training to ROTC students participation in language programs through scholarships.  Project GO works closely Army, Air Force, and Naval ROTC Headquarters, Any ROTC student participating in Flagship is eligible for Project GO scholarship support.

Find out more: http://www.rotcprojectgo.org/