Wheaton College
From the top of a 34 foot Airborne Tower, cadets begin to build confidence during the Fall Freshman weekend at Fort McCoy.

The Airborne Tower

From the top of a 34 foot Airborne Tower, cadets begin to build confidence during the Fall Freshman weekend at Fort McCoy.

“ The ROTC program challenges its cadets to not merely view leadership as a simple character-trait, but as a lifestyle. The program is dedicated to developing responsible men and women with discipline and a desire for teamwork and service. I chose to be a part of the ROTC program in order to be a man of integrity and discipline, exemplifying myself as a servant to others. The most encouraging part of the ROTC program is that I am surrounded by cadets who hold to these same values, giving our activities a sense of purpose and meaning. ”

Cadet John Waits, Wheaton College ‘09

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 Rolling Thunder Battalion

Students interested in ROTC often wonder if they will be able to participate in other extracurricular activities. The cadets in the Rolling Thunder Battalion are involved in many activities outside of ROTC, ranging from work to sports to campus ministry.

Flexibility with extracurriculars

The ROTC program allows for a good deal of involvement. There are cadets whohave participated in Football, Crew, Wrestling, Track, and many other activities. There have even been cadets active in the acting group on campus.

A well-rounded cadet...

These are only a few of the activites Rolling Thunder Battalion cadets participate in. As a student here at Wheaton, you will have ample opportunity to become involved in many different activities and ministries.