On-Campus Training

ClassroomClassroom Work

Army ROTC classroom instruction covers two basic areas. First, you'll learn about the history, structure, and functions of the Army. Then, you'll learn how to think and act like a leader. Role-playing and management exercises will teach you how to organize tasks, make decisions, and use time efficiently. Presentation skills training and the Cadet Writing Program will round out your instruction. Best of all, after teaching you a particular leadership skill, ROTC will give you plenty of opportunities to use it — a fact which can make all the difference in whatever you choose to do in life.

More information about the military history course

To fulfill the Minor in Military Science requirement, Army ROTC Cadets must receive a passing grade in the military history course.

Cadets may elect to take the course through the Department of Military Science and Leadership, MISL 1800 American Crucible: The Military and the Development of the United States. The course explores American military history from the colonial period to the present through the lens of military affairs and primarily through the land component of the military, the Army. This course will use the Army and the military itself as a lens through which to explore the impact of governmental structures and policies, international affairs, societal change, technological and industrial innovation, and geography on American development. The University also offers a comparable course through the History Department, HIST 3118 American Military History, than can be applied towards the Military Science minor. Both courses are offered in fall and spring semesters.

Cadets enrolled in partnership schools may request to complete a military history course at their college with prior approval from the Professor of Military Science. For example, Cadets at UW - Milwaukee may choose to take HIST 457 Military History of the United States.

Marquette students interested in taking MISL 1800 should contact the Department of Military Science for more information and in order to request permission from the Professor of Military Science.


PhysicalPhysical Training

The Army ROTC program is designed to challenge you mentally and physically, preparing you for lifelong fitness in any career. So, in addition to your classroom work, you can look forward to activities which will help to build your coordination, stamina, and physical strength. Weekly runs and other athletic activities will keep you in peak condition.

Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)

The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is designed to test an individual's muscular strength, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness. The APFT consists of 2 minutes of push-ups, two minutes of sit-ups, and a timed 2 mile run. Cadets take the APFT three times each semester and must maintain a score of at least 60% in each event in accordance with FM 21-20.


Rope courseLeadership Labs

Every Friday morning from 0600 to 0800 the Golden Eagle Battalion conducts leadership training exercises to develop leadership ability, soldiers skills, and prepare Cadets to become commissioned officers in the U.S. Army. Leadership labs take place in many locations depending on the theme of the lab but are usually within the Marquette Gymnasium or at a local park.

Additional Lab Information and Photos

Leadership labs allow cadets to hone their skills in the art of leadership and the science of warfare. During lab cadets are taught basic soldiering skills, such as first aid and movement techniques along with many other essential skills. Cadets who are upperclassman are given opportunities to teach underclassmen some of these necessary skills and tactics. Cadets are often put into a squad leader role and must learn how to accomplish a mission quickly and effectively. Following their mission they are assessed by a grader and given feedback on what dimensions of their leadership they can potentially change or improve.

Leadership Lab Photos