Iowa State University
During all of the Field Training Exercises (FTX) each Cadet gets an opportunity to rappel off from a 20”’and a 40’ rappel tower. These Cadets are tying a Swiss Seat which is used to rappel from the tower. The Cadets and Cadre members check each individual prior to rappelling from the tower to ensure that they are safe. This is a great confidence building exercise, especially for those that are afraid of heights.

Cadets tying a Swiss Seat

During all of the Field Training Exercises (FTX) each Cadet gets an opportunity to rappel off from a 20”’and a 40’ rappel tower. These Cadets are tying a Swiss Seat which is used to rappel from the tower. The Cadets and Cadre members check each individual prior to rappelling from the tower to ensure that they are safe. This is a great confidence building exercise, especially for those that are afraid of heights.

“ Army ROTC is a challenging and invigorating experience. Inside and outside of the classroom, ROTC helped me become a more productive an energetic student and leader. The skills you learn in ROTC do not only apply to the military world. When I first began ROTC I was timid and not really involved. Now in my third year I am able to lead soldiers through Military Science class, other students in Residence Hall council as a floor president, and in other community activities. I am no longer afraid to speak in front of large groups and am not afraid to participate in class and extracurricular activities. Overall ROTC helped me grow and become a more successful individual. ”

Heather F., Cedar Falls, IA

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.

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Stand Out From The Rest

<p>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.<br /><br />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.</p>

Being a part of the Cyclone Battalion

means you are in the company of a unique group of students who are focused and driven; who know how to prioritize and manage their time; who care for each other and work as a team; and who like to have fun and be around others with the same desires.  Our cadets also perform well academically in a wide variety of academic majors.  Our cadets are noticeably more mature than the average student on campus and are very well prepared for all of life’s adventures and challenges.

Cadets around Campus

<p>are regular students just like everyone else on campus. They take a regular schedule of classes and have an academic major. Once a week they meet as a group for leadership laboratory, along with their regular ROTC academic class meetings, and those that are formally contracted in the program or seriously considering it also attend Physical Training four days per week.  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.</p>