Central Michigan University
Cadets get a chance to apply their skills on a tactical and technical level during labs, field training exercises and Summer training opportunities.

A CMU cadet prepares to throw a simulated grenade while navigating his way through the grenade assault course at the Fall 2005 FTX.

Cadets get a chance to apply their skills on a tactical and technical level during labs, field training exercises and Summer training opportunities.

CDT Gillen Papenfuse

"ROTC is by far the most memorable and strengthening part of my college career. Being a part of this professional organization has brought me a sense of pride, that I feel, is only achieved in the military. Going from a know nothing freshman Cadet to leading the battalion has been the greatest experience because every year brings new challenges that cultivate me as a future officer and leader. Being part of the management program at CMU coupled with the ROTC program has produced a confident and forward leaning person that will never forget where he came from...the maroon platoon."

CDT Bryce Masterson

"During my time in ROTC, I've gained a great deal of confidence in leading others, speaking in front of large groups of people, and just within the way I present myself. This program challenges your ability to work as an effective team member in a group or even be the group leader itself. These experiences have developed my leadership skills in a way that will not only allow me to be successful within my military career, but will also be extremely beneficial in a civilian career. I have no doubt that much of my future success will be in large part due to the leadership I've gained from my experiences in the ROTC program."

CDT Joshua Hoisington

"Being in ROTC has positively impacted my life. It has taught me to be a self-motivated and highly effective leader. The skills that I have learned have helped me be successful today and will continue to help me in the future. During my time in the program, I have made many friends, been afforded exciting opportunities like Airborne School, and learned a lot about life along the way."