Corps of Cadets
Norwich University requires young men and women who choose the Corps of Cadets lifestyle to participate in six semesters of ROTC course work. Depending upon the military branch and career interests, participation may include physical training, field training and practical military instruction (including Mountain and Cold Weather Company, Ranger Company, and Artillery Battery).
The ROTC requirement is both an obligation and an extraordinary opportunity. Cadets will study leadership, ethics, troop-leading skills and a broad array of military service-related courses under active-duty and non-commissioned officers.
All men and women who participate in ROTC are members of the Corps of Cadets, except for nursing majors and returning veterans who meet specific criteria.
Norwich University is honored to be home to ROTC units from all branches of the Armed Services: Army, Navy (which includes Navy and Marine Corps), and Air Force.
The ROTC programs exist to recruit, retain, develop and commission the future officer leadership of the United States Armed Services and motivate young people to be better citizens through support of local JROTC programs.
Commissioning through the ROTC program
Cadets who participate in six semesters of ROTC are under no obligation to serve in the Armed Services. Those who wish to pursue a career as a commissioned officer compete for that opportunity by earning an ROTC scholarship or placement on a commissioning track. That is an individual pursuit; one that begins before or during enrollment at Norwich.
Cadets selected for a commission must complete a fourth year of ROTC and meet other requirements established by their chosen service.
More Information on ROTC at Norwich
Read more about ROTC on the specific unit pages: