Incoming Cadet Orientation

Incoming Cadet Orientation kicks off the start of the year for the Golden Eagle Battalion. Cadets are taught how to wear uniforms, basic soldiering skills while enjoying other fun activities with fellow cadets.

Incoming Cadet Orientation Schedule

1. ICO is 19-21 August 2019 on the Marquette University (MU) campus. The purpose of ICO is develop teamwork, introduce Cadets to leadership and small group dynamics, and complete all administrative actions so freshmen Cadets can participate in new student activities at their respective universities and be able to focus on establishing a strong academic foundation in the first academic semester. My recommendation is to print this out and highlight key information as it pertains to you and your academic school. Below is an outline of times, activities, and requirements:

a. Monday, 19 August 2019
0900-0930: Check-In at Emory Clark Room 111. Click here to see the MU Parking Map; Emory Clark (Building 31) and Army ROTC is located in the Old Gym (Building 32). 

0930-1030: Welcome Orientation at Emory Clark Room 111

1030-1230: Students - Cadet In-Processing Paperwork in the Old Gym

Parents: Group 1 - FAN Club Presentation (1030-1110) and switch to PMS Tour (1120-1200)

Parents: Group 2 - PMS Tour (1030-1110) and switch to FAN Club Presentation (1120-1200)

1230-1330: BBQ Lunch at the Old Gym

1330-1400: Movement to POVs

1400-1600: Permanent Dorm Occupation (after move-in, parents are dismissed)               

1600-1700: Move into Temporary Hall (Schroeder Hall)

1700-1830: Uniform Sizing

1830-1900: Introduction to the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)

1900-2100: Dinner and Socialize

2100-Until Complete (UTC): Hygiene

b. Tuesday, 20 August 2019

0530-UTC: APFT, uniform and gear given out to those who score a minimum of 50 points in each category (Push-Ups, Sit-Ups, and Run), team building activities, and more. 

c. Wednesday, 21 August 2019

0530-0630: Wake Up/Move to Unit

0630-0700: Ruck One Mile and Cool down

0700-0800: Fall Extracurricular Activities; SPARK 6 attendees will be dismissed from ROTC at 0730

0800-0830: Warrior Scholar List Brief / Professor of Military Science / Cadet Battalion Commander Dismissal Brief

0830-UTC: MU Students: Movement to Schroeder/Hygiene/Released for the Day

UWM, MSOE, UWP, and CUW Students: Dismissed to return home or move into school dorm early

d. Thursday, 22 August 2019

0730-UTC: MU Students: Check Out of Schroeder Hall and Move-In to Permanent Dorm

e. ICO temporary lodging is at Schroeder Hall.

(1) Marquette Cadets: All new first-year students and transfer students are required to check-in for Orientation on Thursday, 22 August 2019. Click here for more information. MU allows Cadets to move all personal items into the permanent residence hall room early. Please contact the Office of Residence Life (anytime from today on) at 414-288-7208 to schedule an appointment for Early Drop Off. Schedule an appointment for 19 August 2019 for 1400-1500 or 1500-1600. For more information about MU residence halls click here. Make sure to continue checking MU email and CheckMarq for updates.
(2) Non-Marquette Cadets will return home or coordinate with me (only MSOE or UWP Cadets) until the start of the semester/Freshman Orientation at their respective school to drop off personal items into permanent dorm on 19 August 2019 from 1400-1730. UWM Cadets click here to login (ePantherID not email) and fill out the early arrival form and click here and provide memorandum if needed; the deadline is 01 August 2019 to submit. UWM’s Welcome Events, check for updates online here. MSOE’s Welcome Week is 03-08 September 2019. For more information, click here. Please let me know if you want to move in early to MSOE on 19 August 2019 from 1400-1530. If your moving into RWJ (the elevator may still be under construction). UWP’s Ranger Welcome is 03-07 September 2019. For more information, click here. Please let me know if you desire to move-in early to UWP so that I may submit a written request for more information click here. CUW’s 2019 Fall Orientation is from 22-25 August 2019. For more information, click here. Please reach out to Rebecca Kruse as soon as possible if you desire to move-in early at CUW. Regular move-in will be on 22 August 2019.

NOTE: Cadets will not have access to the items stored in the permanent residence hall during ICO. Once it’s locked up, it’s gone. :)  

2. Packing List and Uniform Standards (Grooming, Tattoos, etc.). All lodging, meals, activities, and transportation costs are covered; Cadets need only bring money to cover cost of personal purchases. Click here for recommended three-day supply packing list. Click here to read through different topics for uniform, grooming, and more Army standards. Males you can either be in haircut regulations or be prepared to pay for a haircut. Females read through the Army standard we will help you through the policy once you arrive.

3. Freshman (Military Science I) Class Schedule and Enrollment.

Here are the Army ROTC courses you need to register for during summer orientations or on your own:

MU – MISL1001 and MISL1100 (pick a time)

UWM – MIL SCI 101 and MIL SCI 110 (pick a time)

MSOE – AR1001 and AR1100 (pick a time)

UWP – MILS101 and MILS110 (pick a time)

CUW – All CUW students must sign up for classes after ICO. All classes are taught at MU. Plan for Physical Training from 6:30-7:30am M, T, and Th. ROTC classroom portion is Monday from 8-8:50 or 11-11:50. Leadership Lab is Friday from 6-7:50am. 


4. Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) and Height/Weight Standards:

a. Cadets are required to take the APFT at least twice per year. There are three events which are measured: push-ups, sit-ups, and a timed two-mile run. Cadets are required to score a minimum of 60 points on a 100-point scale in each event. See the Army standards for each event broken down by gender and age. If a Cadet does not pass the APFT, they are not thrown out. However you must obtain a passing score 12 September 2019 – other Cadets and staff will work with those needing improving so that the progress continues for the next APFT. The same is true for height/weight. See the table weight; some don’t meet the table weight and must be tape measured. As long as you are below the assigned body fat % for your gender and age, you’ll pass. These areas can be worked on during the summer, have fun but do exercise regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

b. See more information regarding Army exercise. There is also an APFT calculator on the page.

c. When executing the APFT events there are some important things to remember:

(1) The order of the events is always Push-Ups, Sit-Ups, and Two-Mile Run. Check out these videos to see correct Army Standard form for push-ups and sit-ups.

(2) The best way to improve physical fitness is to practice/workout on a consistent basis. There are many great websites with workout plans, the key is to be consistent and have great form.

5. Administrative Documents and Checklist (complete below 6b-6g/h and send the documents all at one time no later than 05 August 2019):

a. Birth Certificate and Social Security Card: Bring clear/readable copies along with the originals to ICO so that copies can be verified or new copies are made on Monday 19 August 2019. DO NOT send me them via email for security reasons.

b. CC Form 139-R. Type, fill out, and sign the first two pages. Leave social security number blank for security reasons. Once on campus it’ll be updated. The form can only be read using Adobe reader software. The form was created by a piece of software that can only be read by Adobe; most software can read .pdf files, but because Adobe doesn't like that, they create files that can only be read by their software so that you have to use theirs. Anyway, once you download Adobe Reader you should be able to open the file with it; make sure to download the file to your computer. If doing all of that the form still doesn't open, download the form here (write slow and legible; if your parents/guardians can't read then I won't be able to either). Then scan and send to me with all your other documents (6.b-g/h).

c. DA Form 3425. Fill out all sections, have Physician sign and legibly write name and office number. In addition, obtain a copy of Cadet’s individual Immunization/Shot Records. Take this opportunity to find out blood type and comprise a list of all allergies, because we need this. Please complete this even if you’re DODMERB qualified.

d. Dental Form. Fill out all sections, sign, and date it.

e. Cadet Information Sheet. Fill out the sheet.

f. Unofficial Final High School Transcripts: Final high school transcript (cumulative of 4 years NOT the 3-year transcript submitted for admissions into the university).

g. All ACT or SAT scores: obtain unofficial screen shots/print screen scores from the SAT or the ACT websites.

h. Non-Marquette Cadets. Follow the instructions and type, do not handwrite, the information for sections 1 and 2… sign, date, scan with all other documents. Complete everything except your Social Security Number (SSN) for security reasons.



There are many documents required for full enrollment in Army ROTC, but please complete them and send them to Mr. Reuben Sotolongo no later than 05 August 2019. In the same email, let Mr. Sotolongo know if you (Cadet) will be under the age of 18 by 19 August 2019. Lastly, make sure your checking your college/university emails.