Army ROTC: The Golden Eagle Battalion | Marquette UniversityArmy ROTC: The Golden Eagle Battalion | Marquette University

1. ICO is 22-24 August 2017 on the Marquette University campus. The purpose of ICO is develop teamwork, introduce Cadets to leadership and small group dynamics, and complete all administrative actions so freshmen Cadets can participate in new student activities at their respective universities and be able to focus on establishing a strong academic foundation in the first academic semester. Below is an outline of times, activities, and requirements:

a. Tuesday, 22 August 2017
1200-1300: Welcome Brief for incoming Cadets and parents will be at Marquette University in Weasler Hall (building 60 near the Alumni Memorial Union); click here to see the MU/ROTC Parking Map.

1300-1415: Move-in to ICO temporary hall (Schroeder Hall) then Cadets move personal items to permanent rooms at respective college/university.
1430-1545: BBQ lunch (Parents & siblings welcome at BBQ) at Army ROTC building (Old Gymnasium)… Parents and families say goodbye to the Cadets for the next few days. RSVP with total number of people attending to include yourself by 31 July. Please email Mr. Sotolongo if there is a need to have alternate food options because of diet choice or allergies. Click here to RSVP via Eventbrite; the password is GEB.
1600-1800: Supply ROTC equipment, uniforms, and in-processing paperwork.
1815-Until Complete (UTC): Dinner

  b. Wednesday, 23 August 2017
0545-UTC: Introduction to Army Physical Readiness Training and the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), military customs/drill and ceremonies, Leadership Reaction Course, and Cadet Social.

c. Thursday, 24 August 2017
0545-1200: Take the APFT and height/weight screening, ROTC Extracurricular opportunities, move out of temporary hall (Schroeder Hall) to permanent hall. End of ICO, all Cadets are released. Lunch will not be provided by ROTC. MU begins serving dinner in the residence halls.

d. ICO temporary lodging is at Schroeder Hall.

(1) Marquette Cadets: All new first-year students and transfer students are required to check-in for Orientation on Thursday, August 24, 2017 (also first-year student and transfer student move-in day for the Residence Halls) between 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union (3rd Floor). Click here for more information. Marquette allows Cadets to move all personal items into the permanent residence hall room early. Please contact the Office of Residence Life (anytime from today on) at 414-288-7208 to schedule an appointment for Early Drop Off. Schedule an appointment for 22 August either at 1300-1400 or 1400-1500. For more information about MU residence halls click here. Make sure to continue checking MU email and CheckMarq for updates.

(2) Non-Marquette Cadets will return home or coordinate with me (except UWM) until the start of the semester/Freshman Orientation at their respective school to drop off personal items into permanent dorm on 22 August from 1345 to 1445. UWM’s Welcome Day, check for updates online here or via email. Click here to fill out the early arrival form and click here to submit this memorandum; the deadline is 01 August to submit. MSOE’s Welcome Week is 26 August – 01 September. For more information, click here. Make sure the housing application is complete; click here to fill out online form. UWP’s Ranger Welcome is 05-10  September. For more information, click here. There is a $100 per student early move-in fee. CUW’s Fall Orientation is 24-27 August. For more information, click here. Still finding out details, let me know if interested in early move-in.

NOTE: Cadets will not have access to the items stored in the permanent residence hall during ICO. Once it’s locked up, it’s gone. :)

3. Packing List. All lodging, meals, activities, and transportation costs are covered; Cadets need only bring money to cover cost of personal purchases. Click here for recommended three-day supply packing list.

4. Freshman (Military Science I) Class Schedule and Enrollment:

  a. MU/MSOE/CUW: Register for the following through MU CheckMarq – Physical Training [MISL 1001 (Section 101-LBO (3918)] - Monday/Tuesday/Thursday from 0630-0730 combined with Leadership Laboratory (Practical Application) on Friday from 0600-0750 and Class (MISL 1100) - Monday is from 0800-0850 OR 1100-1150. Click here to see the full list of classes that need to be registered at MU for all four years. In addition, MSOE Cadets must register for the following courses through MSOE for the fall quarter – AR1001 and AR1100. Click here to see the full list of classes that need to be registered at MSOE for all four years.   

b. UWM: Register for the only course through MU CheckMarq - MISL 1001 Section 102-LBO (3919). Register for the following courses through UWM – Physical Training [MIL SCI 101] - Monday/Tuesday/Thursday from 0630-0730 combined with Leadership Laboratory (at Marquette or local park in Milwaukee; transportation is provided upon request) on Friday from 0600-0750 and Class [MIL SCI 110] - Wednesday from 0800-0850. Click here to see the full list of classes that need to be registered at UWM for all four years.

  c. UWP: Register for the only course through MU CheckMarq - MISL 1001 Section 102-LBO (3919). Register for the following courses through UWP – Physical Training [MILS 101] - Monday/Tuesday/Thursday from 0630-0730 combined with Leadership Laboratory (at Marquette or local park in Milwaukee; transportation is provided) on Friday from 0600-0750 and Class [MILS 110] - Monday from 0800-0850. Click here to see the full list of classes that need to be registered at UWP for all four years.

d. Class Registration: Contact Ms. Sullivan regarding any MU or CheckMarq course permission issues. Contact SFC Rozga for UWM concerns. Contact Mr. Sotolongo for all others - MSOE, CUW, and/or UWP.

5. Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) and Height/Weight Standards:

a. Cadets are required to take the APFT at least twice per year. There are three events which are measured: push-ups, sit-ups, and a timed two-mile run. Cadets are required to score a minimum of 60 points on a 100-point scale in each event. Click here (from page 3-6) to see the Army standards for each event broken down by gender and age. If a Cadet does not pass the APFT, they are not thrown out – other Cadets and staff will work with those needing improving so that the progress continues for the next one. After all, the Warrior Ethos says to “never leave a fallen comrade” – and right away, every Cadet is a comrade, a teammate, the Golden Eagle Battalion works together. The same is true for height/weight. Click here to see the height and weight screening table; some don’t meet the table weight and must be tape measured. As long as you are below the assigned body fat % for your gender and age, you’ll pass. These areas can be worked on during the summer, have fun but do exercise regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

b. Click here for more information regarding Army exercise. There is also an APFT calculator on the page.

c. When executing the APFT events there are some important things to remember:

(1) The order of the events is always Push-Ups, Sit-Ups, and Two-Mile Run. Check out these videos to see correct Army Standard form for push-ups and sit-ups.

(2) The best way to improve physical fitness is to practice/workout on a consistent basis. There are many great websites with workout plans, the key is to be consistent and have great form.

6. Administrative Documents and Checklist (complete below 6b-6g/h and send the documents all at one time):

a. Birth Certificate and Social Security Card: Bring clear/readable copies along with the originals to ICO so that copies can be verified or new copies are made on Tuesday 22 August. DO NOT send me them via email for security reasons.

b. CC Form 139-R: Click here. Type, fill out, and sign the first two pages. Leave social security number blank for security reasons. Once on campus it’ll be updated. The form can only be read using Adobe reader software. The form was created by a piece of software that can only be read by Adobe; most software can read .pdf files, but because Adobe doesn't like that, they create files that can only be read by their software so that you have to use theirs. Anyway, once you download Adobe Reader you should be able to open the file with it; make sure to download the file to your computer.

c. DA Form 3425: Click here. Fill out all sections, have Physician sign and legibly write name and office number. In addition, obtain a copy of Cadet’s individual Immunization/Shot Records. Take this opportunity to find out blood type and comprise a list of all allergies, because we need this.

d. Dental Form: Click here. Fill out all sections, sign, and date it.

e. Cadet Information Sheet. Click here.

f. Unofficial Final High School Transcripts: Final high school transcript (cumulative of 4 years NOT the 3-year transcript submitted for admissions into the university).

g. All ACT or SAT scores: obtain unofficial screen shots/print screen scores from the SAT or the ACT websites.

h. Non-Marquette Cadets: Click here, follow the instructions and type, not handwrite, the information for sections 1 and 2… sign, date, scan will all other documents.

There are many documents required for full enrollment in Army ROTC, but please complete them and send them to Mr. Sotolongo no later than 08 August. In the same email, let Mr. Sotolongo know if Cadet will be under the age of 18 by 22 August. Towards the end of the summer, plan on all your contact with Army ROTC being through college/university e-mails.

7. Mr. Sotolongo will be hosting telephone conferences on (19 July and 09 August at 1900 CST) covering Q&As, DoDMERB (click here to read a great DoDMERB article), physical fitness over the summer, expectations for ICO, expectation of fall semester, and more. Call either 414-288-2600 or 877-835-9174 and then enter the Conference ID (3923239) when prompted to. Use a phone that has a mute option, as your background noise will completely disturb the conference. Anyone can call in to represent the family. Please write the questions down so that it may be asked with precision and accuracy, not uncertainty in finding the words.




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