Go Bear Strong!
Welcome to one of the most active ROTC schools in the United States, the University of Northern Colorado Army ROTC Bear Company!
What is Army ROTC?
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is a program that will enhance your education by providing unique leadership training and management experience. It helps you develop the qualities necessary for success in either a military or civilian career. Students are given a valuable opportunity to build for the future by earning a college degree and an Army Officer's commission at the same time.
Military Science classes take place twice a week and start with a general orientation to Army ways. Students begin by learning basic military structure and codes of conduct. As students progress through the program they learn basic military tactics and battle scenarios. The classes provide students with progressive in-class training in military conduct and prepare them for the weekly skills labs.
The ROTC Lab is a two hour orientation to much of everything that a cadet will need to know in order to prepare him or her for success in the military. Subjects range from weapons familiarization (M16, M249 SAW, M67 Grenade, etc.) to the different types of battle drills, such as Ambush, Recon, or Deliberate Attack. The goal of the labs is to prepare cadets for the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC), as well as our annual Field Training Exercise (FTX). The Lab occurs weekly and is designed to expand the topics touched on in class.
Prior to the beginning of each fall semester, an orientation to Army ROTC is held to introduce the program to new cadets and give older cadets a chance to lead. These couple days are focused on campus orientation, basic military knowledge and skills and building teamwork into the Battalion. There is no obligation to ROTC by participating in zero week so we especially encourage students who are simply interested to see what Army ROTC is all about to join us. Participating in this program gives cadets a head start to the school year and ROTC.