University of Illinois at Chicago
Fire Battalion Cadets learn Army tradition by participating in formal Balls and Dining in activities which are rich in military tradition.

Spring Military Formal Dance

Fire Battalion Cadets learn Army tradition by participating in formal Balls and Dining in activities which are rich in military tradition.

“ ROTC reinforces teamwork and promotes positive personal growth. You walk away with a great sense of accomplishment. ”

Sandy Tsao, Chicago, IL

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 "Fire Battalion"

means you'll be in the company of a diverse group of individuals with broadinterests. Individuals who were presidents of their student governments,captains of their varsity sports teams, club presidents, or members of theNational Honor Society.