Image of the 2018 Military Science students and faculty.Central Michigan University Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is a diverse and adaptive organization focused on developing America's future leaders.  Whether your goal is to one day commission as an Army Officer or simply pursue our unique leadership focused minor, you're going to leave with the values and skills necessary to be a leader wherever your future takes you.

Scholarship Opportunities

Those students interested in receiving a commission as a United States Army Officer are eligible to earn two, three, or four year full tuition scholarships.  Moreover, those awarded scholarships receive up to $600 in textbook money each semester in addition to a $300 - $500 monthly stipend for living expenses.  

Our Mission 

Our dedicated instructors embody the 7 Army​​​​​ values and commit themselves whole heartedly to shaping you into the leader needed by the military and/or in a civilian career. They work hard to ensure they provide a growth inducive environment, while giving you all the resources you need to discover and expand your leadership potential.  We are headquartered at Central Michigan University, and we maintain satellite programs through Ferris State University, Alma College, Saginaw Valley State University and Northwood University, where students can also enroll in ROTC at the Chippewa Battalion.

Central Michigan University offers an ROTC program unlike any other. Utilizing challenging courses and motivated instructors, cadets are given the tools they need to be ahead of their peers both in and out of the classroom. 

There are a wide range of activities available to our cadets that can be viewed in our Pictures & News website. If you are interested, please contact​ us at

Welcome to the Chippewa Battalion!