Central Michigan University
CMU cadets work hard and they play hard with ample opportunities to participate in social events such as the annual Military Ball where they can meet cadets of the past and current leaders in the community who made a difference in large part due to the training they received from ROTC.

Cadets enjoy the annual Military Ball

CMU cadets work hard and they play hard with ample opportunities to participate in social events such as the annual Military Ball where they can meet cadets of the past and current leaders in the community who made a difference in large part due to the training they received from ROTC.

“ The unique learning experience in ROTC has provided me the skills I need to be successful in my other classes and in life. ”

Jacqueline Vincent, Manton, MI

See how interesting college can be when you're a part of Army ROTC. You'll be a college student first and foremost, just like the rest of the student body, but there's a key difference: you'll have even more opportunities to succeed.

These opportunities include Field Training Exercises (FTXs) in the spring and fall where Cadets build their teamwork and leadership skills. Cadets also participate in Physical Training (PT) on a regular basis to keep up their strength and endurance.

In addition, each battalion has its own unique calendar of events and activities.

Learn more about Events and Activities

Being a part of the Chippewa Battalion

As part of Army ROTC, you'll be in the company of a diverse group of individuals with broad interests. Individuals who were presidents of their student governments, captains of their varsity sports teams, club presidents, or members of the National Honor Society. Your courses will include Leadership Development, Military Skills, and Adventure Training.

CMU Cadets are students and an integral part of the campus community.

ROTC cadets are regular students just like everyone else on campus. They take a regular schedule of classes and have an academic major. Once a week theymeet together as a group for leadership laboratory, along with their regular ROTC academic class meetings. During lab they wear military uniforms and conduct military and leadership training. Students can take ROTC as an elective course, an academic minor, or pursue the entire program, which culminates in a commission as a Second Lieutenant—an Army officer.

Chippewa Battalion seeks out the best and most qualified students.

ROTC is an equal opportunity program. We welcome all full-time students totry out the program and participate in our many activities. All qualified students have the chance to pursue an officer's commission, regardless of gender, race or religion. ROTC promotes a physically fit lifestyle and provides a drug-free environment. If you think that you have what it takes to be a member of the Central Michigan Chippewa Battalion, pleasecontact us.