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Corps of Cadets.
Learn to Lead.

You’re not like everyone else. You don’t just settle. Instead you want your college experience to be more than a seat in a classroom. You seek challenge and the opportunity to grow as a leader. To mentally and physically push yourself.

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 Interim 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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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.

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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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