Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps

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On behalf of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the College of Management, and the Cadre and Staff of the Department of Military Science, I would like to welcome you to the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s ROTC Northwoods Battalion website.

  • Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in America.

  • Army ROTC is a great way to establish a foundation of professionalism that will position students for life-long learning.  

  • No matter your experience level, fitness level, or interest level in the Army, every aspect of ROTC is designed to give you the leadership skills and real world experiences you need to lead others.  

If you are considering a career in the Army or just want to gain some practical leadership skills and experience, here is what you should know about our program.

  • Classes are purposely small to help you grow as an individual and gain a sense of camaraderie with fellow students.

  • Courses are taught by military professionals — ROTC faculty and staff who are proven leaders.

  • ROTC faculty will guide and coach you, working with junior and senior cadets who serve as mentors to students beginning the program.

  • There is no military obligation to take our 100 and 200 level courses.

  • If you decide to continue with our program into the 300 and 400 levels of courses, there is a military obligation - this obligation varies based on many factors.

  • Those that complete our full program and receive their college diploma will earn the privilege of wearing the gold bar of a second lieutenant.

  • Regardless of what path you choose, you will be able to speak well in public, take charge when necessary, get things done through others, and be counted on to watch over the safety and well-being of those under your leadership.

As you negotiate your way around our website, you should be able to find most of the general information regarding our program. The website has been designed to answer any questions you may have. However, if you have any additional questions, or would like more information, please contact a member of the Department of Military Science. Better yet, come on over to the Department of Military Science (Communication Technologies Building, Room 141) and we can sit and discuss it in person!


LTC K. Dave Pindell
Chair, Department of Military Science
Professor of Military Science
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Commander, Northwoods Battalion (Army ROTC)

UW-Stout ROTC