Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Students from each of Embry-Riddle's ROTC programs.

Committed to those who serve

The relationship between Embry-Riddle and the military goes back to the 1920s, when the Army Air Corps taught John Paul Riddle to fly. Riddle returned the favor almost 20 years later during World War II by training thousands of Army Air Corps pilots, Naval aviators and Royal Air Force and French pilots.

Military Friendly

For the past three years, G.I. Jobs magazine has named ERAU a Military Friendly School, placing it on an elite list of 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools – the top 15% of 12,000 VA-approved schools.  The list honors schools that exhibit best practices in their policies and programs for recruiting and retaining military and veteran students, including credit for military experience, scholarships and discounts, networking opportunities, flexibility in course delivery and full-time Veterans Affairs staff dedicated to student success.

Why Embry-Riddle?

  • No matter where you start your education with Embry-Riddle, if you get deployed you can continue to pursue your certificate or degree.
  • Embry-Riddle graduates serve in key positions at every major U.S. defense corporation.
  • All academic programs at Embry-Riddle are approved for veterans' educational benefits and are accompanied by personalized academic advisement.


Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a four-year college elective program offered at Embry-Riddle's residential campuses to train students to become Air Force, Army, Navy, or Marine Corps officers. Air Force, Army, and Naval ROTC programs offer you a chance to develop skills for success needed in both the military and civilian worlds, such as confidence, self-esteem, motivation, and the ability to make decisions. The two largest employers of Embry-Riddle graduates are the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army.