West Chester University
Lieutenant Colonel Donald J. McDannald
Professor of Military Science
Widener University (Freedom Battalion)
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
Army ROTC is called "the smartest college course you can take" because it teaches skills you'll need in order to do well in college and beyond. You'll learn how to lead and work with others, write and speak effectively, manage your time and become a more disciplined student. It enhances your education by providing both training and experience in leadership and management. It develops self-discipline, responsibility, and confidence–qualities basic to success in the Army or in a civilian career.
Great Americans such as former Secretary of State General Colin Powell are ROTC graduates. It is a challenging program which can lead to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard. But whether you try ROTC for all four years or for only a single semester, the leadership and management skills developed will remain for a lifetime. Bottom line...if you think you are a leader, Army ROTC will make you better!
West Chester Freedom Challenge Team