UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

About UWRF ROTC

About UWRF ROTC

The U.S. Army Cadet Command commissions Officers to meet the Army's leadership requirements; and provides a citizenship program that motivates young people to be strong leaders and better citizens. UWRF ROTC cadets achieve this while also earning their college degrees.  This year (2012-2013), we have 33 students enrolled in ROTC and we look forward to more joining our ranks in the future.  Do you have what it takes to try out Army ROTC as an elective?

Why take Army ROTC at UWRF?

Today's employers are looking for college graduates who can manage productive teams, solve problems, and make decisions.  In short, they are looking for leaders. Army ROTC is one program at UWRF that focuses on leadership.  Army ROTC courses and activities develop confidence and provide practical leadership experience.  In addition several cadets in our ranks, are veterans and know how to assist and support individuals to become successful leaders.

Career opportunities

UWRF Army ROTC doubles graduate's career opportunities after college. With their officer credentials they are often placed first-in-line for job offers.  All ROTC graduates poss the skills of decision making, management, leadership, and discipline. With these skills in hand, they may enter either full-time active duty or part-time reserve duty with immediate officer leadership responsibilities.

How do I get into the program?

Getting into UWRF Army ROTC is as easy as registering for a freshmen course. Classes and lab are once a week and the student begins with only one required physical training session per week building up to three as they progress through their ROTC career. During the first two years, ROTC cadets have no military obligation. However once a scholarship is accepted or the cadet chooses to contract through the Simultaneous Membership Program, the commitment is made to serve as an officer in the United States Army.

Other ROTC opportunities

Army ROTC cadets put their leadership skills into action during tow field training exercises (FTXs) each year.  Cadets also have opportunities for summer internships at Army posts, special military training such as airborne school, and extracurricular activities and fun social events.