Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition, too. You can participate your freshman and sophomore year without any obligation to join the Army. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an Officer in the Army.
The Golden Eagle Battalion is hosted by Marquette University, but cadets are able to participate in ROTC through our partnership schools, which include Concordia University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Being an Officer in the U.S. Army means you're a leader, a counselor, a strategist and a motivator. It's similar to being a vital manager in a corporation. As an Officer, you will lead other Soldiers in all situations and adjust in environments that are always changing. They are driven to achieve success with their team on every mission.
Army ROTC cadets are required to attend ROTC classroom instruction and leadership labs weekly. Physical Training is also an required activity that occurs three times a week. Once every semester cadets are able to utilize the training facilities at Fort McCoy, for a Weekend Field Training Exercise (FTX). This is in addition to other exciting activities and events throughout the semester such as the Military Ball, or volunteering opportunities in the community.
Typical Cadet ROTC Schedule (Freshman):
|PT: 7AM-8AM||PT: 7AM-8AM||PT: 7AM-8AM||Lab:6AM-8AM|
*Time and frequency of class, subject to change depending on ROTC Class level.
Army ROTC is one of the Nation's top leadership programs, with many benefits to joining. Through Army ROTC you can:
Participating in ROTC activities and events does not necessarily incur a service obligation to the United States Army. Scholarship cadets incur no service obligation until their sophomore year. Non-Scholarship cadets may participate for up to two years and incur no service obligation.
Whether a current high schooler, college student, or an Active Duty military personnel there are many ways to participate in Army ROTC.