Norwich University is proud to be the birthplace of America’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, having celebrated 100 years of commissioned officer development in 2016.
Our Army, Naval, and Air Force leadership teams are integrated into Norwich University in alignment with the institution’s mission to produce leaders for our nation. Their military-science coursework is a key component of the Corps of Cadets professional development. At Norwich, students in any lifestyle, whether Corps or civilian, have the opportunity to learn about leadership and the military profession. Members of the Norwich Corps of Cadets have chosen a military education path, whether or not they pursue a commission, and civilians who attend find themselves better equipped to understand the military lifestyle and to work with military personnel. There are many opportunities to choose which path and area of service is right for you.
Before your arrival at Norwich, do your homework and check out each service’s website. Talk with friends and family who are in service. Or, simply call a recruiter. Our Norwich ROTC will welcome your call. You may also stop by anytime. As you begin your path at Norwich as a first-year Norwich cadet, or “rook,” you will have face-to-face opportunities to align with a branch of service, and can adjust your service goals as your understanding and professional aims develop. The service ROTC teams work closely together to ensure all Norwich cadets meet their professional goals. We will help guide you along the way.