Veterans Center

San Diego State University's primary commitment is to the safety, health and wellbeing of all campus community members, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Given the uncertainty of COVID-19, the The Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center is closed. Please feel free to contact us by email at

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Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

Programs for full time, non-military students

The SDSU Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) serves the greater San Diego Area, training interested students to become future Officers in the U.S. Armed Forces and leaders in their professional and personal communities. ROTC is designed as a college elective program, providing you with a scholarship while you earn your degree.

If you are interested in a career with the military, we encourage you to explore the ROTC programs offered at SDSU.

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Air Force ROTC

SDSU’s AFROTC helps you earn a degree while preparing for a future in the Air Force or business world. When you graduate from ROTC, you’ll dive right into a management-level position within the Air Force.

Learn more on the Air Force ROTC Website.

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San Diego State University Army ROTC Aztec Battalion serves the greater San Diego Area in order to train cadets/students to become future officers in the Armed Forces as well as leaders in the professional business world.

Learn more on the Army ROTC Website.

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The San Diego Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Unit is a joint program between San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. NROTC San Diego develops Battalion members morally, mentally and physically while imbuing them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty. As a college graduate, you will commission as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

Learn more on the Navy ROTC Website.