Northern Michigan University
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WILDCAT BATTALION

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NMU cadets are taught to construct and cross a one rope bridge during the first semester of their freshman year.

NMU cadet crossing a one rope bridge

NMU cadets are taught to construct and cross a one rope bridge during the first semester of their freshman year.

“ I have been with Reserve Officer Training Corps here at Northern for three years, and have had a great experience so far. It has been a great way to challenge my abilities as a leader and as an individual. The NCOs and Officers have been great mentors who have always pushed me to higher expectations, but, above all, the camaraderie developed between Ranger Challenge Cadets is second to none. ”

Christopher Reese, Morris, 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 Wildcat Battalion

means you'll be in the company of a diverse group of individuals with broad interests. Individuals who are presidents of the student government, captains of varsity sports teams, club presidents, Olympic athletes or members of the National Honor Society. Your courses will include Leadership Development, Military Skills and Adventure Training.

Cadets around the NMU campus

Cadets at NMU definitely have outdoor lifestyles.  The NMU campus,located along Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan., NMU is alsolocated near Marquette Mountain and the Noquemenon Trail, which offer manyoutdoor activities such as hiking, biking, XC skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, swimming, hunting and rappelling.