||Recent controversy en the nation's college campuses has focused the attention of the American people on the Reserve Officers Training Program and the role it plays in providing commissioned officers for the armed forces of the United States. Caught up in the midst of this controversy is the AROTC Instructor whose presence on the University campus is not only being questioned, but also the position he occupies and the recognition he receives. It was the purpose of this study to examine the AROTC Instructor at the University of Utah, his selection and assignment to the faculty, and the response of the students at the University to the instruction lr/hich they received. A review of both official military publications and unofficial sources provided the information concerning the selection and assignment of Army officers as instructors in the AROTe program. Student response was measured by extracting the results of student course evaluations, student opinion polls, and official University studies as they related to this study. Additional information concerning the instructor traits of the AROTC instructors was obtained by evaluating them on the basis of a list of traits developed to form an image for the "Ideal" instructor.