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.
Cadet Initial Entry Training
The Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) course is required for all students who wish to contract with Army ROTC and commission as officers in the U.S. Army. It is also designed to give credit for the first two years of ROTC for those students that wish to enter the program in their junior year of college. Numerous scholarships are awarded based off of performance at CIET. Students are paid for this training and all basic necessities, transportation and equipment are provided. For more information on CIET, click here.
Cadet Leadership Course
All contracted cadets must complete the four-week long Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) 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 his or her 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 transportation, food, shelter, clothing and other basic necessities are provided. For more information on CLC, click here.