Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

Develop the leadership and managerial skills you need for success in the Army or any other profession you choose.
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On behalf of UW-Stout, and the cadre and staff of the Military Science Department, I would like to welcome you to ROTC Northwoods Battalion.

As you navigate our website, you will 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 additional questions, or would like more information, please contact a member of the Military Science Department. Better yet, come on over to our office: Communication Technologies Building, Room 141.

We can sit and talk in person.

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.

  • Small classes help you grow as an individual and gain camaraderie with your fellow students.
  • Our courses are taught by ROTC faculty and staff; proven leaders and military professionals.
  • 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 continue our program into the 300- and 400-levels of courses, there is a military obligation. This obligation varies based on many factors.
  • If you complete our program and receive your diploma, you 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.


Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in America, giving you leadership skills and real-world experiences.
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Army ROTC is a great way to establish a foundation of professionalism. positioning you for life-long learning.
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ROTC Scholarships pay full tuition, most fees, plus $1,200 per year book allowance.
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Every student enrolled in our classes learns the basics of physical fitness.
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Many of our students attend additional training opportunities around the world.
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Our curriculum is focused on leadership and is instructed by Officers and Non-commissioned Officers.
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