ROTC Basic Camp

If you have at least two full years remaining in your college career, you can choose to attend a summer program called ROTC Basic Camp. It is a 28-day training and leader development program at Fort Knox, Kentucky. It is a prerequisite for the Army ROTC two-year program for anyone without prior military service who hasn't participated in ROTC for the first two years. By completing the Basic Camp, students earn credit for the first two years of Army ROTC. This enables them to enter directly into the ROTC Advanced Course and earn a commission as an officer in the Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard upon completing their degree at Western Michigan University.

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  • Two full academic years of undergraduate or graduate coursework remaining to complete degree.
  • Meet the Army height and weight standards.
  • Be medically qualified.
  • Pass physical fitness requirements.

Training begins in May with the last start date in July.


Summer 2024 Basic Camp



Contact the Scholarship and Enrollment Officer in Western Michigan University's Department of Military Science and Leadership to confirm your eligibility and make a training reservation. |  Email or call (269) 387-8122.