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Army ROTC

The Norwich Army ROTC Pioneer Battalion trains young men and women to be leaders. All cadets living the military lifestyle at Norwich participate in at least four semesters of ROTC before choosing to pursue a commission as an officer or a civilian vocation. During these four semesters, cadets who choose Army ROTC participate in the “Basic Course,” which is designed to provide up-and-coming leaders, whether military or civilian, with the tools and techniques required to motivate teams and guide them to the successful completion of key missions and projects. The Basic Course focuses on physical fitness, moral and ethical decision-making, critical thinking, problem solving, team building, and leadership.

Norwich University’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AROTC) program is the oldest ROTC program of any kind in the nation. While the training of citizen-soldiers began with the founding of Norwich University in 1819, the Morrill Act of 1862 required land-grant colleges to offer military training to their students. Norwich University was the nation’s first land-grant college. Reserve officer training was formalized in 1917 and Norwich has proudly created officers of distinction and character for America’s Army for more than 100 years.

The Army ROTC cadre at Norwich University is a team of highly-skilled, professional officers, non-commissioned officers (NCOs), contractors, and civilians dedicated to the success of every Norwich cadet. Hailing from career fields in special forces, infantry, armor, military intelligence, logistics, and human resources, the cadre at Norwich have more than 45 combined years of oversees service in support of the Global War on Terror. They have served as battalion and company commanders, platoon leaders, and platoon sergeants, leading paratroopers, snipers, M1 Abrams tanks, and artillery pieces on the battlefield. At home, Norwich AROTC cadre have earned multiple graduate and undergraduate degrees while continuing their Army service. Norwich cadets will be mentored by a dedicated, accomplished team of Army professionals as they prepare for careers in the military and private sector.

Norwich University’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AROTC) program is the oldest ROTC program of any kind in the nation. While the training of Citizen-Soldiers began with the founding of Norwich University in 1819, the Morrill Act of 1862 required land-grant colleges to offer military training to their students. Norwich University was the nation’s first land-grant college. Reserve officer training was formalized in 1917 and Norwich has proudly created officers of distinction and character for America’s Army for more than 100 years.

The Army ROTC Cadre at Norwich University is a team of highly-skilled, professional Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), contractors, and civilians dedicated to the success of every Norwich Cadet. Hailing from career fields in Special Forces, Infantry, Armor, Military Intelligence, Logistics, and Human Resources, the Cadre at Norwich have more than 45 combined years of oversees service in support of the Global War on Terror. They have served as Battalion and Company Commanders, Platoon Leaders, and Platoon Sergeants, leading paratroopers, snipers, M1 Abrams tanks, and artillery pieces on the battlefields. At home, Norwich AROTC Cadre have earned multiple graduate and undergraduate degrees while continuing their Army service. Norwich Cadets will be mentored by a dedicated, accomplished team of Army professionals as they prepare for careers in the military and private sector.

The Norwich Army ROTC Pioneer Battalion trains young men and women to be leaders. All Cadets living the military lifestyle at Norwich participate in at least four semesters of ROTC before choosing to pursue a commission as an officer or a civilian vocation. Norwich boast the highest rate of active duty commissions in the nation and scholarships for contracted Army cadets in the nation.

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