Minnesota State University Mankato
Although the training is rigorous, you will have plenty of time to have fun with your friends.

Cadet Kaminksy and Bracht snapping a quick picture during a training event.

Although the training is rigorous, you will have plenty of time to have fun with your friends.

“ ROTC has been a great opportunity for me. I have experienced things I never would have as a regular college student. ROTC has given me the knowledge to grow and succeed. ”

Cadet Stadther, Bird Island, MN

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 Part of the Maverick Battalion

One of the perks as a Maverick Battalion Cadet is you get your own place to hang out and study in your own lounge. The lounge is equipped with a foosball table, flat screen TV, Xbox 360, and brand new Dell computers for your use.

Not Your Typical College Student

The life of a Cadet is more demanding than your average student. You will get up early and work out and get in great shape with the Army physical fitness program.

Intramurals and Volunteering

Along with your classroom learning and practical training exercises, you will be able to play ROTC-sponsored sports such as softball, soccer and hockey. The ROTC hockey team won the championship in 2009 which was the first championship win and first hockey team win in Battalion history! There are also ways you can get involved in the community such as helping out with the local boy scout troop at one of their events, judging middle school science fair projects and presenting the National colors and school colors at school sporting events.