Training is the most important part of a cadet's life as a member of Northern Michigan University's Wildcat Battalion. Cadets at NMU have numerous opportunities to train on campus or with the Active Duty military, National Guard or Army Reserve. Throughout your experiences at NMU, you can challenge yourself with physical fitness training, military science coursework, extracurricular activities, military science clubs and summer training/internships.
This summer training camp is designed for students who missed all or part of the freshman and sophomore years of ROTC on campus. This course is designed to award credit for the Basic Course (first two years of ROTC) allowing students to "catch-up." Students who complete Basic Camp are then eligible to complete the last two years of ROTC (Advanced Course) and commission as Army Officers at Graduation. Students who participate in ROTC, but who do not have credit for the Basic Course maybe awarded a scholarship before Basic Camp and scholarships are often awarded to attendees based upon their perfomance at Basic Camp. Plus,students are paid for this training and all basic necessities, transportation and equipment are provided. For more information on Basic Camp, click here.
All contracted cadets must complete the four-week Advanced Camp at Fort Knox, KY. This is normally done during the summer between a cadet's junior and senior year and it is required prior to appointment as a commissioned officer. This training supplements campus instruction by providing practical leadership experience in the form of problem analysis, decision-making and small group leadership experiences. This course is an intense experience that matures and shapes each individual. Cadets are paid for this training and all basic necessities, transportation and equipment are provided.. For more information on Advanced Camp, click here.