Expect Challenge. Achieve Distinction.

Army Cadre Teaching

COL Joel NewsomCOL Joel Newsom is the Professor of Military Science and Commanding Officer for the U.S. Army ROTC Pioneer Battalion at Norwich University. He is an infantry officer who commissioned in 1996 through the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He has served in numerous staff and command positions and deployed to support operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Room & Board

Cadets that earned an ROTC scholarship received an additional $15,000 annually from Norwich for Room & Board.

3.0 and FIT

To improve your AROTC scholarship chances, you’ll want to carry a 3.0 gpa and high fitness score. Learn More scholarship tips.

Leadership Pays

AROTC Scholarship Tip: Seek out leadership opportunities in the Corps of Cadets, athletic teams, clubs or volunteer work on and off campus.

Meet our Cadets and Graduates

  • Sarah Glidden ’22 U.S. Army ROTC student

    Sarah Glidden ’22
    U.S. Army ROTC student

    “I wanted a purpose greater than just walking through life and going through the motions. I wanted to be able to train with the best of the best and get as much training as I possibly could, and the Army’s how I did that.”
  • Thomas Walsh ’22 U.S. Army ROTC student

    Thomas Walsh ’22
    U.S. Army ROTC student

    “After graduation, I’ll directly commission into the active-duty U.S. Army. There, I’ll serve for a few years as an armor officer. After my time in the Armor Corps, I’ll serve in the Signal Corps. From there, who knows? But I know with the opportunities presented to me here at Norwich, I’ll be prepared for anything.”
  • Gracious Asantewaa ’22  U.S. Army ROTC stuident

    Gracious Asantewaa ’22
    U.S. Army ROTC stuident

    “I think preparation (for ROTC) is basically the mindset that you’re coming here for something special, something that you’re willing to dedicate yourself to. … You have to have the mentality that ‘This is what I want. This is what I’m setting my life up to and pushing yourself and persevering for it.’”
  • Elizabeth Coverdale ’22  U.S. Army ROTC student

    Elizabeth Coverdale ’22
    U.S. Army ROTC student

    “A huge aspect and a huge draw to Norwich University for me was the Corps of Cadets and the legacy that Norwich University has with the Army ROTC, part of that being the draw of specialty units.”
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4


The only way to truly know if Norwich is for you is to experience it for yourself. So come explore our campus, talk with faculty, meet our students, and see for yourself how ROTC makes the most of beautiful Vermont.

Schedule a Visit


Not sure which service branch you are interested in, need help determining if Norwich is the right fit, or confused by what ROTC offers you, reach out to one of our dedicated Norwich Admission Counselors.

Contact Admissions


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.

Request Information

Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps


Recruiting Operations Officer

(802) 485-2080 | (802) 485-2479


Norwich University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Norwich University collects personal data about visitors to our website in order to improve the user experience and provide visitors with personalized information about our programs and services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you accept the information policies and practices outlined in our Privacy Policy.