University of Chicago Army ROTC

University of Chicago Army ROTC This is the official page of the University of Chicago Army ROTC program, part of Chicago's Fire Battalion. The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) was established when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Defense Act of 1916.

Since its inception, Army ROTC has provided leadership and military training at schools and universities across the country and has commissioned more than a half million Officers. It is the largest commissioning source in the American military. Army ROTC is one of the most demanding and successful leadership programs in the country. For years, Army ROTC has been creating leaders who go on to rewar

Since its inception, Army ROTC has provided leadership and military training at schools and universities across the country and has commissioned more than a half million Officers. It is the largest commissioning source in the American military. Army ROTC is one of the most demanding and successful leadership programs in the country. For years, Army ROTC has been creating leaders who go on to rewar

Operating as usual

Yesterday, even during COVID, D Co. cadets trained on zoom about platoon and squad combinations, as well as battle drill...
01/21/2022

Yesterday, even during COVID, D Co. cadets trained on zoom about platoon and squad combinations, as well as battle drills 1 and 2.

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp
#SecondWeek
#MotivationEveryDay

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Today, the cadets of Dog Company, Fire BN, performed a 7-mile ruck march. The cadets began at the Henry Crown Field Hous...
11/19/2021

Today, the cadets of Dog Company, Fire BN, performed a 7-mile ruck march. The cadets began at the Henry Crown Field House, journeyed to the Promontory Point and up Lake Michigan, and then back along the same route to the Henry Crown Field House. During the ruck march, cadets enjoyed some beautiful views of Chicago while singing cadences that were led by CDT Ogle. 

Cadets performed this ruck in preparation for a 13-mile ruck on December 1, 2021, that will commemorate the 13 lives lost during the bombing at the Hamid Karzai International Airport on August 26, 2021. 

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp #SecondWeek #MotivationEveryDay

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This morning, as part of honoring our nation's military veterans, D Co. cadets went on a run to Promontory Point with ca...
11/12/2021

This morning, as part of honoring our nation's military veterans, D Co. cadets went on a run to Promontory Point with cadets in UChicago's Air Force ROTC program. The interservice event symbolized that all military branches defend the same freedoms and take an oath to the same Constitution. Following the fun run, CPT O'Connell addressed cadets from both services and emphasized the importance of being grateful for our freedoms and for those who served to protect them.

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp
#SecondWeek
#MotivationEveryDay

@army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago @3rdrotcbrigade @cg_armyrotc

Today, Veterans Day 2022, we thank our nation's veterans and remember those who have served and our serving. We express ...
11/11/2021

Today, Veterans Day 2022, we thank our nation's veterans and remember those who have served and our serving. We express gratitude towards those who took an oath to defend freedom and our Constitution. Hooah!

In the same spirit, D Co. had an awesome week! Following a color guard event for UChicago's Booth School of Business, D Co. had the unique privilege of working out with 3rd ROTC BDE Commander, Col. Lewis. Cadets completed three full-body circuits interspersed with sprints around UChicago's quad. To conclude the workout, cadets competed in a relay race, with CPT O'Connell's team emerging victorious. Following the workout, Cadets enjoyed breakfast and a Q&A with Col. Lewis.

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp #SecondWeek
#motivationeveryday

@army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago @3rdrotcbrigade @cg_armyrotc

Last week, Dog Co. Cadets had the privilege of PTing with LTC Rutnarak. Cadets completed three full body circuits and fi...
11/09/2021

Last week, Dog Co. Cadets had the privilege of PTing with LTC Rutnarak. Cadets completed three full body circuits and finished off strong with a relay race!

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp #SecondWeek #motivationeveryday

@army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago @3rdrotcbrigade @cg_armyrotc

Last week, Dog Co. Cadets had the unique opportunity of meeting with LTG R. Scott Di**le, the US Army Surgeon General. C...
10/25/2021

Last week, Dog Co. Cadets had the unique opportunity of meeting with LTG R. Scott Di**le, the US Army Surgeon General. Cadets had a brief meet and greet with LTG Di**le before having the opportunity to speak with representatives from the Medical Command about medical opportunities in the Army!

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp #SecondWeek

@army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago @3rdrotcbrigade @cg_armyrotc

During 2nd Week, Dog Company kept busy! From taking the ACFT, to a Lead Lab on Fieldcraft to a fun workout at Stagg, UCh...
10/14/2021

During 2nd Week, Dog Company kept busy! From taking the ACFT, to a Lead Lab on Fieldcraft to a fun workout at Stagg, UChicago ROTC finished second week strong!

Please reach out via a pm if you are interested in joining Army ROTC!

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp #SecondWeek

@army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago @3rdrotcbrigade @cg_armyrotc

What a week! D Company started off the week with a run to the point and a core circuit where all cadets introduced thems...
10/03/2021

What a week! D Company started off the week with a run to the point and a core circuit where all cadets introduced themselves. On Wednesday, the MS3 Cadets completed a 6 mile ruck march while the rest of the company completed a pyramid workout on the track. Thursday morning brought the first lead lab on army uniform regulations and drill and ceremony. Finally, cadets topped off the week with Super Lead Lab at PNW Westville. Cadets led STX lanes and completed a Land Navigation course.

Looking forward to the weekend and to start off another great week of ROTC

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp #FirstWeek

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This week we are featuring CDT Fisher in our Cadet Spotlight!CDT Fisher is a third year majoring in Political Science an...
09/17/2021

This week we are featuring CDT Fisher in our Cadet Spotlight!

CDT Fisher is a third year majoring in Political Science and East Asian Languages & Civilizations. She works as a research assistant at the Chicago Project on Security and Threats, a UChicago-based politics and security research center. Her favorite place on campus is the Reg, and her favorite thing to do in her free time is watch the Bachelor franchise.

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp #CadetSpotlight

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This week we are featuring CDT Jaffe in our Cadet Spotlight!CDT Jaffe is a third year majoring in Economics and REES. Hi...
09/10/2021

This week we are featuring CDT Jaffe in our Cadet Spotlight!

CDT Jaffe is a third year majoring in Economics and REES. His hobbies include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, scuba diving, philanthropy, and exploring nature (such as hiking). He also likes anything to do with challenging myself, such as the oil rig he worked on a couple years ago. This summer CDT Jaffe got back into Jiu-Jitsu and helped teach under 18 kids at his local Jiu-Jitsu academy.

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp #CadetSpotlight

@army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago @3rdrotcbrigade @cg_armyrotc

This week we are featuring CDT Jaffe in our Cadet Spotlight!

CDT Jaffe is a third year majoring in Economics and REES. His hobbies include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, scuba diving, philanthropy, and exploring nature (such as hiking). He also likes anything to do with challenging myself, such as the oil rig he worked on a couple years ago. This summer CDT Jaffe got back into Jiu-Jitsu and helped teach under 18 kids at his local Jiu-Jitsu academy.

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp #CadetSpotlight

@army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago @3rdrotcbrigade @cg_armyrotc

This week we are featuring CDT Ogle in our Cadet Spotlight!"I am a 3rd year economics major. I am also studying data sci...
09/03/2021

This week we are featuring CDT Ogle in our Cadet Spotlight!

"I am a 3rd year economics major. I am also studying data science. In the past I have worked with economics professor John List as a research assistant. I worked on a few projects including the Chicago Heights (CHECC) study. I enjoy economics specifically game theory. This summer CDT Merril and I founded a start-up Pollinate that specializes in motivating students with economic incentives."

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp #CadetSpotlight

@army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago @3rdrotcbrigade @cg_armyrotc

This week we are featuring CDT Ogle in our Cadet Spotlight!

"I am a 3rd year economics major. I am also studying data science. In the past I have worked with economics professor John List as a research assistant. I worked on a few projects including the Chicago Heights (CHECC) study. I enjoy economics specifically game theory. This summer CDT Merril and I founded a start-up Pollinate that specializes in motivating students with economic incentives."

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp #CadetSpotlight

@army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago @3rdrotcbrigade @cg_armyrotc

This week we are featuring CDT Ogle in our Cadet Spotlight!"I am a 3rd year economics major. I am also studying data sci...
09/03/2021

This week we are featuring CDT Ogle in our Cadet Spotlight!

"I am a 3rd year economics major. I am also studying data science. In the past I have worked with economics professor John List as a research assistant. I worked on a few projects including the Chicago Heights (CHECC) study. I enjoy economics specifically game theory. This summer CDT Merril and I founded a start-up Pollinate that specializes in motivating students with economic incentives."

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp #CadetSpotlight

@army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago @3rdrotcbrigade @cg_armyrotc

This week we are featuring CDT Ogle in our Cadet Spotlight!

"I am a 3rd year economics major. I am also studying data science. In the past I have worked with economics professor John List as a research assistant. I worked on a few projects including the Chicago Heights (CHECC) study. I enjoy economics specifically game theory. This summer CDT Merril and I founded a start-up Pollinate that specializes in motivating students with economic incentives."

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC #BossUp #CadetSpotlight

@army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago @3rdrotcbrigade @cg_armyrotc

Our CDTs Wolf and Taylor were all smiles after completing this year's Cadet Summer Training (CST) in Ft. Knox, KY. Both ...
08/27/2021

Our CDTs Wolf and Taylor were all smiles after completing this year's Cadet Summer Training (CST) in Ft. Knox, KY. Both cadets look forward to imparting the valuable lessons they learned to the other MS classes

#InOurBoots #Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC #LeadershipExcellence #LeadersWanted #GoArmy #3rdBDEArmyROTC

@army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago @3rdrotcbrigade @cg_armyrotc

Make sure to join us at UIC for Fire Starter Week! This week will help acclimate new cadets to ROTC life through our hos...
08/12/2021

Make sure to join us at UIC for Fire Starter Week! This week will help acclimate new cadets to ROTC life through our host program at University of Illinois-Chicago!

#Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC
@cg_armyrotc @goarmy @armyrotc

Make sure to join us at UIC for Fire Starter Week! This week will help acclimate new cadets to ROTC life through our host program at University of Illinois-Chicago!

#Army #ArmyROTC #ROTC
@cg_armyrotc @goarmy @armyrotc

UChicago ROTC cadets execute a Platoon Movement to Contact lane organized by MSIIIs during Lead Lab.Cadets practiced TLP...
05/29/2021

UChicago ROTC cadets execute a Platoon Movement to Contact lane organized by MSIIIs during Lead Lab.

Cadets practiced TLPs, movement to the objective, and actions on the objective.

Good work this quarter D Co!

@3rdrotcbrigade @army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago #3rdbdearmyrotc #army #goarmy #leadershipexcellence #leaderswanted #uchicago @ Washington Park

Cadets practiced squats and deadlifts at the armory on Wednesday morning.Lower body strength is important for the ACFT a...
05/21/2021

Cadets practiced squats and deadlifts at the armory on Wednesday morning.

Lower body strength is important for the ACFT and these two compound movements are the best way to work on it.

Stay disciplined D Co!

@3rdrotcbrigade @army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago #3rdbdearmyrotc #army #goarmy #leadershipexcellence #leaderswanted #uchicago @ State of Illinois General Jones Armory

UChicago ROTC cadets enjoyed a nice game of kickball and early morning PT on Friday.We look forward to playing more spor...
05/18/2021

UChicago ROTC cadets enjoyed a nice game of kickball and early morning PT on Friday.

We look forward to playing more sports on Fridays!

Keep it up D Co!

@3rdrotcbrigade @army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago #3rdbdearmyrotc #army #goarmy #leadershipexcellence #leaderswanted #uchicago

UChicago MSIII cadets prepare for CST during MSIII day. We wish CDTs Taylor and Wolf the best of luck during summer trai...
05/17/2021

UChicago MSIII cadets prepare for CST during MSIII day.

We wish CDTs Taylor and Wolf the best of luck during summer training.

Let’s go D Co! Hooah!

@3rdrotcbrigade @army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago #3rdbdearmyrotc #army #goarmy #leadershipexcellence #leaderswanted #uchicago

On Thursday, UChicago ROTC cadets participated in a Lead Lab on comms.Cadets learned basic radio etiquette, 9Line format...
05/10/2021

On Thursday, UChicago ROTC cadets participated in a Lead Lab on comms.

Cadets learned basic radio etiquette, 9Line format, and how to operate a radio.

Go D Co!

@3rdrotcbrigade @army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago #3rdbdearmyrotc #army #goarmy #leadershipexcellence #leaderswanted #uchicago @ State of Illinois General Jones Armory

Last month, UChicago MS3 cadets took part in a 4-day FTX at Ft. McCoy. Shoutout to CDTs Taylor and Wolf for their outsta...
05/03/2021

Last month, UChicago MS3 cadets took part in a 4-day FTX at Ft. McCoy.

Shoutout to CDTs Taylor and Wolf for their outstanding work as they prepare for summer training.

Keep it up D Co!

@3rdrotcbrigade @army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago #3rdbdearmyrotc #army #goarmy #leadershipexcellence #leaderswanted #uchicago @ Fort Mccoy, Wisconsin

On Friday morning, UChicago ROTC cadets engaged in in-person PT, received cadet awards, and held CDT Scott’s swearing-in...
04/24/2021

On Friday morning, UChicago ROTC cadets engaged in in-person PT, received cadet awards, and held CDT Scott’s swearing-in ceremony.

Congratulations to CDTs Fisher, Cortellesi, and Scott!

Keep it up D Co!

@3rdrotcbrigade @army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago #3rdbdearmyrotc #army #goarmy #leadershipexcellence #leaderswanted #uchicago @ State of Illinois General Jones Armory

This week, UChicago ROTC cadets hit the gym. CDT Jaffe skillfully executes a deadlift while our MS4s perform squats on t...
04/15/2021

This week, UChicago ROTC cadets hit the gym. CDT Jaffe skillfully executes a deadlift while our MS4s perform squats on the midway.

Get those gains D Co!

@3rdrotcbrigade @army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago #3rdbdearmyrotc #army #goarmy #leadershipexcellence #leaderswanted #uchicago #compoundexercises

Spring is in the air, and UChicago ROTC cadets had their first in-person PT today!Thank you to our very own PSG @jrmerri...
04/07/2021

Spring is in the air, and UChicago ROTC cadets had their first in-person PT today!

Thank you to our very own PSG @jrmerril for organizing this wonderful PT at the armory!

Keep up the hard work D Co!

@3rdrotcbrigade @army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago #3rdbdearmyrotc #army #goarmy #leadershipexcellence #leaderswanted #uchicago @ General Jones Armory

UChicago ROTC Cadets were unstoppable at yesterday’s Super Lead Lab.  Cadets learned about Land Navigation, Troop Leadin...
04/03/2021

UChicago ROTC Cadets were unstoppable at yesterday’s Super Lead Lab.

Cadets learned about Land Navigation, Troop Leading Procedures, and Squad Ops.

Keep it up D Co! Hooah!

@3rdrotcbrigade @army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago #3rdbdearmyrotc #army #goarmy #leadershipexcellence #leaderswanted #uchicago #landnavigation

Yesterday UChicago ROTC Cadets embarked on an interactive Land Navigation Lead Lab. Cadets learned land navigation techn...
03/12/2021

Yesterday UChicago ROTC Cadets embarked on an interactive Land Navigation Lead Lab.
Cadets learned land navigation techniques followed by a fun competition where cadets had to locate certain features using a map and compass.
Congratulations to winners Jonathan Merril, Spencer Scott, and William Carson!

Good luck with finals D Co!

@3rdrotcbrigade @army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @goarmy @uchicago #3rdbdearmyrotc #army #goarmy #leadershipexcellence #leaderswanted #uchicago #landnavigation @ The University of Chicago

This week UChicago Cadets took part in Ranger challenge. Some Cadets even took time out of their busy week and classes t...
03/06/2021

This week UChicago Cadets took part in Ranger challenge. Some Cadets even took time out of their busy week and classes to help set up Ranger challenge for other cadets.
A job well done D Co. Congratulations to all participants and all those who helped out!

Keep up the hard work!

@army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @armyrotc @3rdrotcbrigade #3rdbdearmyrotc #armyrotc #goarmy #uchicago #leadershipexcellence #leaderswanted

This week UChicago Cadets both took part in Ranger challenge and took time out of their busy week classes to help set up...
03/06/2021

This week UChicago Cadets both took part in Ranger challenge and took time out of their busy week classes to help set up Ranger challenge for other cadets.
A job well done D Co. Congratulations to all participants and all those who helped out!

Keep up the hard work!

@army.chicago.rotc @armyrotc @armyrotc @3rdrotcbrigade #3rdbdearmyrotc #armyrotc #goarmy #uchicago #leadershipexcellence #leaderswanted

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