New Cadet Orientation

New Cadet Orientation his is a four day event focused on preparing new students for success in Army ROTC. With most training conducted at Fort Custer, Michigan, new cadets learn basic marching skills, how to identify military rank, basic rifle marksmanship, and land navigation skills. Cadets also take their first Army Physical Fitness Test. One highlight includes the Leader's Reaction Course, where cadets work in teams to solve problems using creativity, planning, and critical thinking skills. the orientation concludes with a barbeque at the University of Notre Dame, where cadets officially join the Fightin' Irish Battalion.

Video from 2009 Freshman Orientation



Passing the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is one of the goals at New Cadet Orientation. Click on the appropriate link for a video demonstrating proper APFT form or APFT standards.