Army ROTC: The Smartest Course You Can Take


Army ROTC is an elective course 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 may pay for your college tuition. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an Officer in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.

Joining the Army ROTC also comes with many benefits, and is even considered one of the top leadership programs in the country. 

Who is an officer?

Honor, integrity and personal courage are three of the values Army Officers embody in their pursuit of mission accomplishment and personal excellence. By standing as examples of the leadership skills honed through centuries of Army achievements, today's Officers set the standard. They serve our nation with distinction in peace and in war.

As leaders, Commissioned Officers constantly validate themselves as Army Strong by having the strength to inspire strength in others. 

Who can join? 

Must be a US Citizen
Be between ages 17 and 27
Have a High School or College GPA of 2.5
Must be accepted into UW-Madison, UW-Whitewater, Edgewood or Maranatha Baptist Bible University.
Have a high school diploma or equivalent
Meet physical fitness standards

Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard) 

      Battalion News 

      Cadet Reveille OCT/NOV

  • Cadets conduct a ruck march at Ft. McCoy, WI.

    Cadets conduct a ruck march at Ft. McCoy, WI.

  • Cadets train in a simulated urban environment at Ft McCoy.

    Cadets train in a simulated urban environment at Ft McCoy.

  • Joint forces PT

    Cadets from Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC pose for a picture after a joint forces workout

  • Cadets negotiate an obstacle course during training.

    Cadets negotiate an obstacle course during training.

  • Badger Battalion in formation.

    Badger Battalion in formation.

  • Cadets conduct the Army Physical Fitness Test.

    Cadets conduct the Army Physical Fitness Test.

       University of Wisconsin Madison

        Edgewood College

        Maranantha Baptist University

        University Of Wisconsin Whitewater