NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University and the Community College of Vermont (CCV) have signed a U.S. Air Force Crosstown Agreement allowing CCV students to participate in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Norwich. The ROTC program allows students pursuing a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to commission into the Air Force as Second Lieutenants after graduation. There are also scholarship opportunities for ROTC students who meet certain qualifications.

Norwich University hosts Air Force Reserve Officers Training (AFROTC) Detachment 867.

“Currently a majority of students who are members of Air Force ROTC here at Norwich University are from out of state,” said 1st Lt. Bradley Lilly, Recruiting Flight Commander at Norwich. “Creating this crosstown agreement opens up more opportunities that many Vermont college students have not had in the past. Our hope is to draw in more Vermonters to create a more diverse Air Force ROTC detachment, while giving students at CCV the opportunity to serve their country as a United States Air Force Officer.”

CCV has a long tradition of supporting veteran and military students, with roughly 400 enrolled in classes each year at its 12 campuses and center for online learning. CCV Veterans Service Coordinator Kyle Aines says the new agreement will help CCV expand that service. “This Air Force Crosstown Agreement is a monumental bridging opportunity for prospective students interested in education and a military career. CCV has made accessibility of education part of its mission, and with 12 locations across the state it has achieved just that,” said Aines. “Being a crosstown university means students from around the state can now take advantage of that accessibility for career advancement in the Air Force.”

Norwich University officials welcome the opportunity to host CCV students on campus, where they can learn about academics available to transfer students.

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CCV is Vermont’s second largest college, serving over 7,000 students each semester. With 12 locations and extensive online learning options, our students don’t have to travel far from their communities to access our degree and certificate programs, workforce, secondary and continuing education opportunities, and academic and veterans support services.

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). 

Norwich will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

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