ARMY R eserve O fficer T raining C orps (ROTC). The Best Leadership Training in America. JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY DUKE BATTALION. Why Army ROTC?. Serve Your Country. World Class Leadership Course. Class Room and Hands-on Training Pay and Benefits. Adventure and travel.
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The Best Leadership Training in America
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY DUKE BATTALION
Why Army ROTC?
Intended outcome: confident, competent, leaders of character
ROTC Program Myths
Want to be Part of a Prestigious Occupation?
U.S. Military officers have been regarded as one of the most prestigious occupations, year after year.
JMU ROTC Activities
Scabbard and Blade is the nationally recognized military honor society affiliated with James Madison University. Through this club, cadets go through a semester-long candidacy class where they meet once a week to learn more about the Army, military skills, and what they can expect as young officers. Additionally, they participate in many exciting on and off campus activities such as caving, survival training, scuba diving, paintball, and firearms familiarization. At the end of each semester, cadets take an exam to test their newfound knowledge and are then inducted into the honor society.
The Color Guard is one of the most high profile groups on campus. This group gives cadets the chance to demonstrate their abilities to perform more advanced facing and marching movements, as well as display our nation's colors in an honorable and dignified manner. Color Guard members demonstrate their new found talents at home football games, home men's basketball games, and several memorials and ceremonies on campus as well as throughout Harrisonburg and the surrounding communities.
After JMU scores a touchdown, listen for the loud report from this Revolutionary War cannon replica. The cannon is voluntarily manned by a group of cadets during football games and other special events. The Cannon Crew learns the commands and functions of the equipment that is used during a regular firing of the cannon.
The JMU Ranger Group works to enhance the technical, tactical, and physical skills of its members and accelerate the development of their leadership skills, enabling them to be the leaders of campus and non-campus based ROTC events and go on to serve as above average military officers. Each Fall, the JMU Ranger Group participates in ROTC's Brigade Ranger Challenge. Each Spring, the Ranger Group conducts extra training for those interested in joining the group.
Summer Training Opportunities
Airborne School: Located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, trains personnel to become paratroopers. It develops the student's confidence through repetitious training so that the student can overcome the natural fear of jumping from an airplane.
Air Assault School: Located at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, develops technically proficient and confident soldiers capable of safely conducting immediate and sustained air assault operations.
Sapper School: Located at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, trains personnel in demolitions, mountaineering operations, aerial operations, airborne operations, foreign weapons, land navigation, waterborne operations and contingency threat.
Northern Warfare School: Located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, trains selected personnel in military mountaineering, cold weather survival, rock and ice climbing, rappelling, and waterway operations in northern climates.
Mountain Warfare School: Located at Jericho, Vermont, trains personnel in the specialized skills required to operate in mountainous terrain, under all climatic conditions, day and night. The course teaches soldiers how to use adverse terrain and weather conditions to their advantage as a combat multiplier.
Cadet Field Training: The training is conducted at Camp Buckner, N.Y. and at Fort Knox, Ky. Only about 100 ROTC cadets nationwide, representing 274 senior ROTC host colleges, are afforded this opportunity. Cadet Field Training (CFT) introduces cadets to the challenges of leading soldiers in a tactical environment.
Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT): A four week leadership experience conducted at units in the Continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, and Europe. Students are placed in charge of a regular Army platoon of approximately 35 soldiers. The student's objective is to perform the leadership and management tasks necessary to train the platoon's soldiers and maintain its equipment.
Robin Sage: This internship is a part of the culminating exercise for Special Forces candidates. To qualify for this internship, the cadet must have an interest in Infantry and/or Special Forces. Robin Sage can only accommodate 13 MS III Cadets to fill leadership positions within the Guerrilla Teams. MS II cadets will play the role of Guerrillas and act as insurgent members of a growing resistance force. This internship is not for the “faint in heart” or one who is opposed to living in field conditions. Cadets interested must be physically fit, possess high level of emotional and physical stamina. Both Male and Female cadets may participate.
Cadet Internship Programs: Cadets work with the Department of the Army (DA), the Secretariat, Office of the Chief of Army Reserves (OCAR), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for three weeks. These cadets receive an OER at completion.
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Nursing Program Scholarships
General Eligibility Requirements(Scholarship Applicants)
Well-Rounded Young Men and Women with a Desire to Serve their Country and Others
Physical Fitness Standards
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