Military Service and the
University of Idaho

Jordan Richter is a University of Idaho's Army Reservice Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). He is using the GI Bill and U of I grants and scholarships to complete his degree.

Richter grew up in a military-oriented family and was eager to join the Army from a young age.

“Growing up, I always had a desire to be in the army and serve, and it was just kind of the next step in my life,” said Richter.

His work as a combat medic in the Army National Guard inspired Richter to pursue a career in medicine as a doctor.

“For my goal of becoming a physician, I have received lots of help from the Army and my ROTC cadre for reaching those goals,” Richter said. “They want to help you succeed.”

Richter joined the Army ROTC and began studying at the U of I in 2016, where he is currently completing a degree in biology and plans to attend medical school after graduation.

“The University of Idaho’s ROTC program is one of the best in the area,” said Richter.

There are many opportunities available to ROTC students to practice tactical and leadership skills and do it all while getting their education paid for.

“Honestly, I think no matter what someone’s goals are, the Army has a way to help them meet their goals. If they want to have a career in the military, then I don’t think there is anything better that they could do,” Richter said.

Richter plans to pursue a career as an Army doctor with the education and experience he received from the U of I.


To learn more about either of the Army, Navy/Marine Corps or Air Force/Space Force ROTC commissioning programs, contact the Director of Military and Veteran Services, Jason Nierman, at 208-885-6229 or by email at jnierman@uidaho.edu.