Northern Illinois University
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HUSKIE BATTALION

(815) 752-ROTC (7682)

kbuchanan1@niu.edu

Cadets learn basic military skills like land navigation in the classroom and during leadership labs. They then test their knowledge and skill by applying those skills during a land navigation course and simulated military operations during our Fall and Spring Field Training Exercises (FTX).

Cadets Apply Land Navigation Skills During Simulated Operations

Cadets learn basic military skills like land navigation in the classroom and during leadership labs. They then test their knowledge and skill by applying those skills during a land navigation course and simulated military operations during our Fall and Spring Field Training Exercises (FTX).

“ I have found myself stepping forward as an effective leader in nearly every academic, professional, and personal aspect of my life thanks to the useful leadership training I have received from Army ROTC. ”

Douglas Reisinger, Cleveland, OH



Opportunities
By becoming a Cadet at Northern Illinois University, many opportunities become available to you that are unlike any other experiences that your peers may apply for during their college careers. Amongst these opportunities are language and study abroad programs that can set you apart from other students. Through the Cultural Understanding and Language Program (CULP) contracted Cadets may travel abroad and be submerged into the cultural and language of countries such as Slovenia, Africa, Poland, Guatemalan, and South Korea. Non-contracted Cadets may take advantage of the Project Global Officer (Project GO) program in which a student may travel abroad or in the U.S. to take a foreign language course.

Lifestyle

Get to know what it's like to be a Cadet in the ROTC program on your campus.

Training and Curriculum

See the kind of hands-on experience ROTC Cadets receive. Whether it's in the classroom or in the field, your leadership training will benefit you more than you thought possible.

Events and Activities

The Northern Illinois University ROTC Battalion has events and activities that take place all year long, learn about them here.