Earn a commission. Become a leader of character. Serve in one of 17 basic branches upon graduation. At Michigan Tech, you'll rappel, land navigate, work on your physical fitness, learn survival skills, field tactics, and how to lead. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) prepares you to become a second lieutenant and lead soldiers. It is a proud Michigan Tech tradition. AROTC history dates back to 1917, when every officer of the 1st Battalion, 107th Engineers was a Michigan Tech graduate. Additionally, scholarship opportunities are available.