Marquette University
This year the Golden Eagle Battalion introduced the cadets to the Army's high-tech night vision goggles. After sunset, each cadet received a class on the operation of the night vision goggles and then had a chance to try on the approximately 7,000 dollar NVGs and take a short, guided hike through the woods.

Cadets try out the Army’s Night Vision Goggles.

This year the Golden Eagle Battalion introduced the cadets to the Army's high-tech night vision goggles. After sunset, each cadet received a class on the operation of the night vision goggles and then had a chance to try on the approximately 7,000 dollar NVGs and take a short, guided hike through the woods. "It was cool to use equipment that was never used before," said Cadet Erik Rundquist.

“ The goal of ROTC training is to prepare Cadets to be Officers in the US Army. It is professional, and sometimes intense. Yet it is not so overbearing that I cannot be a full time college student. Each week, there is physical training and classroom instruction. We strive to be physically fit and learn basic soldier skills. We learn how to march, how to conduct first aid, and how to use Army tactics to defeat the enemy. All of our training has an emphasis on developing future leaders. Once each semester, we spend a weekend up at Ft. McCoy to practice the skills we’ve learned. There are opportunities to fire Army weapons, navigate through the woods, and rappel from towers. During the summertime, Cadets have opportunities to attend Army schools, such as Airborne, Air Assault, and Mountain Warfare. ”

Cadet Alex Chung, Long Grove, IL

Who We're Looking For

Those who succeed in the Army ROTC program are students who excel and want something more out of the college experience. Generally, these students are scholars who keep their grades up, athletes who are physically strong and leaders who have a great desire to learn.

Nurse Program

If you're considering an undergraduate Nursing degree, enrolling in Army ROTC can enhance your leadership skills and critical thinking abilities while providing financial support to help make your professional goals a reality.

Being a Nurse in the Army provides you with benefits not found in the civilian world. As an Army Nurse and Officer, you will have the respect of your peers and coworkers, as well as opportunities to train and serve in a variety of specialties.

Army ROTC Basic Course

The Basic Course normally takes place during your first two years in college as elective courses. It normally involves one elective class or lab each semester. You will learn basic military skills and the fundamentals of leadership, as well as start the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader. You can take Army ROTC Basic Course without a military commitment.

ROTC Basic Camp

Cadets take part in Basic Camp when they enter Army ROTC going into their junior year. This course, made up of four phases, allows Cadets to "catch up" to those who joined in their freshman or sophomore years. The first phase introduces Cadets to the Army and prepares them for the next three phases consisting of team building, leadership development and Field Training Exercises.

Army ROTC Advanced Course

The Advanced Course takes place during your last two years in college as elective courses. It normally includes one elective class or lab each semester, plus a summer leadership course. You will learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning and decision-making. Entering the Advanced Course requires a commitment to serve as an Officer in the U.S. Army after you graduate.

Freshman Year: The Role Of The Army

  • Roles and Origins of the Army
  • Army Customs and Traditions
  • Branches of the Army
  • Military Operations and Tactics

Sophomore Year: The Role Of An Officer

  • Role of the Officer and Noncommissioned Officer
  • Communications
  • Code of Conduct
  • First Aid
  • Principles of War
  • Military Operations and Tactics

Junior Year: Small Unit Training

  • Command and Staff Functions
  • Nuclear, Biochemical and Chemical Warfare
  • Law of War
  • Weapons
  • Human Behavior
  • Math Reasoning
  • Computer Science
  • Military Operations and Tactics

Senior Year: Transition To Becoming An Officer

  • Military Justice
  • Intelligence and Electronic Warfare
  • Army Personnel Management
  • Army Logistics
  • Post and Installation Support
  • Military Operations and Tactics

ROTC Advanced Camp

Every Army ROTC Cadet who enters into the Advanced Course attends the Advanced Camp. It's a four-week summer course to evaluate and train all Army ROTC Cadets. This course normally takes place between your junior and senior years of college, and is conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky.