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Corps of Cadets.
Learn to Lead.

Are you looking to become part of something greater than yourself? Don’t settle for a college experience that keeps you stuck in a classroom. Seek challenge by mentally and physically pushing yourself to grow as a leader.”

Why Be a Norwich Cadet?
What to Expect:
First Year
What to Expect:
Four Years
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Whatever you think you're capable of, you can achieve here—and more. Learn how a Norwich education prepares you to lead in a career you love.

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The place for ambition to grow. The future is shaped by those, like you, who are fiercely dedicated to improving the world.

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Life-Changing Experiences

From your first year to your last, the Corps' four-year progressive leadership model will provide you opportunities to:
Learn to Lead
What effective leadership is, how to think critically and act morally with honor and integrity, and how to increase your ability to influence others.
Be Mentored
So that you can go on to be an even stronger and more effective role model to others.
Apply your skills
Through leadership positions throughout the Norwich campus - in the Corps, in athletics, in the classroom, through civic engagement and student organizations and more.
Make an Impact
Build intercultural competence and incorporate global perspectives through study abroad programs, service learning opportunities, student government and volunteer activities that enrich the lives of others.
  • "Our four-year leadership model is mentally and physically challenging and progresses cadets through increasingly difficult leadership opportunities designed to hone their leadership and communication skills and instill the values of duty, responsibility and integrity."
    William Passalacqua ‘88 Deputy Commandant of Cadets
    Norwich University
  • "I chose Norwich because I wanted more out of my college experience than just classes and a dorm. Norwich gave me opportunities that you can't get anywhere else: a military lifestyle, a family environment, leadership opportunities, and challenges. That's what I wanted."
    Christopher Cole '15 Chemistry major, Navy ROTC Scholar
  • "At Norwich, I learned that you can accomplish anything--honestly, anything put before you. It's a mindset. Whatever anyone throws at you, you can most certainly do. You just have to tell yourself that you can, and it will be accomplished."
    Samantha Thornton '16 Criminal Justice Major
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— Reserve Officers' Training Corps —


As a member of the Corps of Cadets, you'll participate in two years (four years if you plan to pursue a commission) of weekly ROTC training taught by a military officer.


Learn more about ROTC programming, scholarships, and requirements.

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College of National Service

The College is comprised of the Departments of Army Military Science, Naval Science and Aerospace Science; each having a department chair and staff.

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Corps of Cadets

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Commandant of Cadets

BG W. F. McCollough, VSM | wmccollo@norwich.edu

Adjutant / Housing Officer

MAJ Michael Davis, VSM | mdavis8@norwich.edu

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