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Corps of Cadets

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Learn to Lead

Leadership positions are earned – based on academic achievement, leadership potential, physical fitness and job performance appraisal. From your rook to senior year, you'll have dozens of opportunities to learn how to lead self and to lead others – and to be an inspiration for those who serve with you.

Rook Year
Rook Year

Rank: Rook to Cadet

Personal Accountability
Study Skills (mandated hours)
Basic Military Skills
Team Building
Working with Diverse Groups
The Honor Code
ROTC Training


Rank: Private to Corporal

Personal Responsibility
Study Skills (independent hours)
Methods of Instruction
Small Group Leadership Techniques
Leadership Styles, Principles and Traits
The Honor Code Judicial Process
ROTC Training


Rank: Private to Command Sergeant Major

Leading Groups of Cadets
Training Underclassmen
Responsible for Cadet Welfare
Cadet Supervision
Counseling Subordinates
Honor Code Investigations
ROTC Training


Rank: Private to Colonel

Commanding Groups of Cadets
Training Management and Oversight
Operational Planning
Organizational Decision-Making
Implement Policy and Set Standards
Counseling Peers
ROTC Training or Elective Class


As part of your advanced training, you’ll participate in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), during a weekly class time taught by a military officer. As a cadet, you’ll have two years (four if you plan to pursue a commission) of true military training, leadership development, and experience working with officers.

Student-Athlete Experience
Preparing for Academic Success
Corps Review

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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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