When you join the Army ROTC Fox Valley Battalion at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, you will not only experience college life in all aspects, but also prepare for a bright future alongside other motivated Cadets who have committed themselves to national service. Some of the experiences you will gain during your time with us as a Cadet are listed below.


Required Training

The program is divided into two sections: the Basic Course, and the Advanced Course. Students successfully completing the Advanced Course will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Students must complete their baccalaureate degree to receive a commission. Learn more about required training

Advanced Course

All contracted cadets must complete the four-week Advanced Course 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 by the U.S. Army. 

This is the only required training course for all contracted ROTC cadets.


Additional Training

Aside from the training received in the ROTC program, other military training is available for cadets desiring an extra challenge. Optional training is guided under the Cadet Professional Development Training (CPDT) program. The CPDT program supplements campus training with practical leader development experiences and some additional skill identifier awarding courses. Cadets train in Army schools and with Active and Reserve units. View additional training options

Cadet Creed

About Cadet Creed

I am an Army Cadet. Soon I will take an oath and become an Army Officer committed to defending the values, which make this nation great. Honor is my touchstone. I understand mission first and people always.

I am the past: the spirit of those warriors who have made the final sacrifice. I am the present: the scholar and apprentice soldier enhancing my skills in the science of warfare and the art of leadership.

But above all, I am the future the future warrior leader of the United States Army. May God give me the compassion and judgment to lead and the gallantry in battle to win.
I will do my duty.


About Branches

A career as an Army officer will challenge you to lead others through varied situations.  The United States Army is categorized into a number of specialized branches; each with its own mission.

Each is then further designated as a combat arms, combat support or combat service support branch. Every branch is essential in realizing the completion of the Army’s mission.

If you decide to enter the military as an enlisted soldier or an officer, you will be guaranteed an exciting future in any of these branches. Choose from the following to receive a description of the respective branch and when possible, links to related home pages.


UW Oshkosh ROTC 
800 Algoma Blvd. 
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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