North Carolina State University
ROTC Cadets showing their loyalty to the Army by spray painting the free expression tunnel on NC State’s Campus before the Army vs. Navy football game in 2009.

ROTC Cadets spray painting in the free expression tunnel.

ROTC Cadets showing their loyalty to the Army by spray painting the free expression tunnel on NC State’s Campus before the Army vs. Navy football game in 2009.

“ ROTC Lifestyle is characterized by discipline and learning. ROTC encourages Individuals to keep an open mind, learn new things, and gives its members the discipline to handle life challenges. ”

Jonathan Rogers, Burlington, NC

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 Wolfpack Battalion

Means you'll experience genuine customer service by the staff, cadre, and cadets in our program.  Our staff  is dedicated to making the best leaders the Army produces!

Being a part of the Wolfpack Battalion

Means you can expect to to develop skills in interpersonal motivation, decision making, communication and supervision, cultural awareness, physical fitness, tenacity and a strong work ethic.


Being a part of the Wolfpack Battalion

The Wolfpack Battalion takes students and allows them to focus on school as well as take the steps and prepare them to be an officer in the Army.  When a cadet first arrives at the Wolfpack Battalion, they can expect to have the Army values as long as valuable training instilled in them.  Being a cadet also is a great way to meet new people, and not only that, but being in Army ROTC allows the cadet to be a student and live the college life along with preparing them to be a leader.  The biggest enemy for a cadet is themselves.  Time management is a crucial aspect for a cadet and some cadets already have that skill, but others will acquire it while in ROTC within the first few weeks.  Most cadets join ROTC and believe it to be a challenge, but all cadets believe the program to be rewarding.

Becoming a Cadet

North Carolina State University Army ROTC program attracts prospective cadets from all over.  A majority of the cadets were athletes in high school and played a role in their community.  It is the goal of the program to attract scholar athlete leaders that have a good foundation of values and that have a high motivation to become a leader in the United States Army.  The Wolfpack Battalion sets each cadet up for success throughout their tenure as a cadet, and also teaches them the things they need to accel at the Leadership Development and Assessment Course.  Students can come into the program at any point in their college career and there are different avenues of approach to enroll into the program whether it be through the National Guard while doing a simultaneous membership program or just going directly into the program and attending a summer course to get caught up from the training missed.  For students coming directly out of high school to get an Army ROTC scholarship you need fill out the online application at  There are many opportunities in the Army and most questions can be answered by looking over the website.

Training to be an Officer

While in ROTC, cadets will go through training that will assist in preparing them for the challenges that they will face in the Army.  ROTC gives cadets a base of knowledge of infantry tactics as well as how the Army operates.  While in the program cadets will participate in Field Training Exercises that puts stress on them, but also allows them to display their leadership abilities as well as all they have learned in their classes.  Field Training Exercises are conducted about once every couple of months, but cadets do training in the field weekly.  For MS IIIs or juniors, they take part in a Joint Field Training Exercise, which is held at Fort Bragg every year.  At this exercise the cadets are put into a squad with different cadets from other schools in the state.  This is a culmination of all they have learned throughout ROTC and they are put in leadership positions and expected to lead cadets that they have not worked with before.  The Joint FTX is the final training exercise that the MS IIIs take part in before they go to the Assessment Course in Fort Lewis, WA.