Scholar • Athlete • Leader
Become part of a leading team
Army ROTC for Milwaukee colleges and universities is based at Marquette University and the Golden Eagle Battalion. Basic AROTC classes and physical fitness are available on UWM’s campus while advanced classes are taught on the Marquette campus. Marquette Army ROTC has more information about enrollment, scholarships, and summer training opportunities.
Cadets in UW-Milwaukee’s Army ROTC program encompass a wide array of majors and skills. In very few places in the world, and even fewer organizations in college, are individuals able to develop and test their ability to lead. With physical training, field exercises and weekend-long events, you will develop physically and mentally and leave college as an officer in the United States Army.
The title of Army officer is not given, but earned, and is highly sought after by businesses and organizations around the world.
What does ROTC entail?
- 3 days of physical training per week (3 hours)
- 1 day of leadership lab per week (2 hours)
- Weekly Military Science class (1-3 hours, depending on academic year)
- 1-2 weekends (field training exercises) each semester of training at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
- 31 days at Advanced Camp in Fort Knox, Kentucky, the summer between your junior and senior year
Army ROTC extracurricular activities
Cadets have many opportunities to socialize and connect outside of the classroom. Some activities include:
- Ranger Challenge (Varsity Sport)
- Buddy Rangers
- German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge
- Cadet Rangers
- Color Guard
- Northern Warfare Challenge
- Army Dining In
- Military Ball
- Honor Guard (for WWII Veterans)
Summer Training Opportunities
Cadets have the opportunity to attend various Army Schools and special courses through the Cadet Advanced Individual Training (CAIT) program. This extra training can include attending: Air Assault, Basic Airborne, Mountain Warfare, Northern Warfare, and SF Combat Diver Qualification Course.