Military Science

Department of Military Science

Our mission for the ROTC program at WIU is to Commission the future officer leadership of the United States Army and motivate young people to be better citizens.

WIU Benefits:
  • State-of-the-art facilities include ROTC indoor shooting range, gym with workout equipment, and cadet lounge
  • Federal and State scholarships available to cover tuition, room and board, book fees
  • Simultaneous membership program with the Illinois National Guard
  • WIU ROTC clubs- Ranger Challenge Team, Drill Team, Rifle Team, Color Guard
  • Cadet Training opportunities include Ranger Challenge, Northern Warfare Challenge, German Armed Proficiency Badge, Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT), Cultural Understanding Language Proficiency (CULP)
  • Partnership with the School of Nursing to commission Army nurses
Awards:
  • 3x General Douglas MacArthur Award Winner for Best ROTC Program in Midwestern United States
  • 4x winner of Best ROTC Program in the Brigade
  • Recognized as a "Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs Magazine

UPCOMING EVENTS

ROTC Summer 2018 Commissioning

3:45pm, Heritage Room, University Union (Ceremony) and Brattain Lounge (Reception)

German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

Macomb, IL

Fall FTX

Marsailles Training Center

Rappelling

WIU campus

WIU’s Fallen Soldier 5K Run

WIU campus