Image of cadets boarding a helicopter.​​Image of helicopter preparing to land.

The First Steps

The transformation begins with a personal desire to lead. The next step is making the decision to do what it takes and the motivation to stick to that decision. The Chippewa Battalion welcomes all full-time students of CMU and our Partner Colleges and Universities to try out the program and participate in our many activities. All qualified students have the chance to pursue an officer's commission, regardless of gender, race, religion, academic year or previous military experience.

The Air Force ROTC training program based out of Michigan State University also supports cadets from nearby universities, including students from Central Michigan University.

Battle Buddies

All cadets of the Chippewa Battalion share a can-do mentality coupled with the motivation to succeed in all tasks presented to them. From there the Chippewa Battalion provides them with dynamic training, applied leadership, basic soldiering skills, and professional development. The Chippewa Battalion also employs a cadet and cadre mentorship program to ensure that no cadet is left alone in a time of need. Cadets look out for one another in an unprecedented fashion and the cadre seriously invest in each cadet’s overall well-being and success. Academically, socially, morally, and physically each cadet of the Chippewa Battalion is given everything they need to succeed.

Image of cadets participating in the Ranger Challenge.

Image of cadets.