ROTC is Your Leadership Course

Cadet Class

The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at UWL offers students the opportunity to develop leadership traits imperative to success in both the military and civilian sectors. Students learn firsthand what it means to lead and manage; keen analytical skills, use of short- and long range planning techniques, and excellent interpersonal management skills are all part of the ROTC experience.

Unlike other university programs, ROTC provides full ride scholarships to students who want to serve their country upon graduation. By the time that they finish their Undergraduates Degree, they will commission into the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant.

No Specific Backgrounds Needed

Students from a wide variety of academic majors participate in ROTC, from information management, business, and finance to biology, exercise science, and education. In addition, the Eagle Battalion is proud to have several future lieutenants cross-enrolled from our partnership schools, Viterbo University and Winona State University.

What Do We Do?

ROTC is a normal class like anything else that you will take here at UWL. You will meet with your Instructors, well trained Officers and Sergeants, in topics ranging from Army Rank Structure to the Tactics utilized on field missions.Cadet Rucking Unlike your normal courses, you will train physically three times a week in the morning. Through class and physical training, you will become close to your peers and mentors. Eventually, you will also see yourself mentoring others.

We produce quality leaders with the skills to excel, both in the workplace and in today's Army. For further information, feel free to explore our website, contact our scholarship officer, or visit us at 413 Wimberly Hall.

Visit the Army ROTC website at: http://www.armyrotc.com.

Cadets from across the nation come to La Crosse to compete in the Army ROTC grueling Northern Warfare Challenge. This physical and skill based challenge covers 18 miles in our own backyard, starting and ending at Grandad's Bluff. Cadets must carry 35-45 lbs on their back while competing in tasks like starting a controlled fire, knot tying, weapons qualification, and much more! Cadets Competing in La Crosse Bluffs Cadets from across the nation come to La Crosse to compete in the Army ROTC grueling Northern Warfare Challenge. This physical and skill based challenge covers 18 miles in our own backyard, starting and ending at Grandad's Bluff. Cadets must carry 35-45 lbs on their back while competing in tasks like starting a controlled fire, knot tying, weapons qualification, and much more!
ROTC is run by the students enrolled in our program. They lead in our classes and mentor the younger Cadets. This is executed by clear communication and encouragement. Cadets in Charge ROTC is run by the students enrolled in our program. They lead in our classes and mentor the younger Cadets. This is executed by clear communication and encouragement.
Our Cadets compete for the opportunity to be trained and experience rappelling out of a hovering helicopter. The adrenaline rushes as they utilize their training and descend the 50 feet to the solid ground below them. Rappelling + Helicopters Our Cadets compete for the opportunity to be trained and experience rappelling out of a hovering helicopter. The adrenaline rushes as they utilize their training and descend the 50 feet to the solid ground below them.
Through the years that you spend in the Army ROTC program, you work closely with your peers to learn, to train, and eventually to teach those following in your footsteps. The classes of students are there for you through the thick and thin. You become part of the Eagle Battalion Family! Family Atmosphere Through the years that you spend in the Army ROTC program, you work closely with your peers to learn, to train, and eventually to teach those following in your footsteps. The classes of students are there for you through the thick and thin. You become part of the Eagle Battalion Family!
Many of our Cadets volunteer their time with our Eagle Battalion Color Guard. We present the Colors at football games, in parades, and at veteran events. This comes as a great honor to represent those that came before us and those that currently serve. Honor at the Football Field Many of our Cadets volunteer their time with our Eagle Battalion Color Guard. We present the Colors at football games, in parades, and at veteran events. This comes as a great honor to represent those that came before us and those that currently serve.
Every year, our Cadets volunteer in helping the new students move into their dorms. Moving in the Students Every year, our Cadets volunteer in helping the new students move into their dorms.
Our program makes a point to keep volunteering as an integral part of what we do. One of our repeating volunteer projects has been helping rebuild or replace bridges in the Hixon Forest. Each class completes a project each semester as a team. Where should we go next? Repairing the Trails Our program makes a point to keep volunteering as an integral part of what we do. One of our repeating volunteer projects has been helping rebuild or replace bridges in the Hixon Forest. Each class completes a project each semester as a team. Where should we go next?