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James Madison University Army ROTC

Proudly producing Army Officers since 1974


New Prospects

Click here for general information for new prospects. Additional questions? Want to schedule a visit? Contact the Recruiting Operations Officer: 540-568-3633 or email

Veterans Choose JMU

Veterans: Choose JMU!

Welcome, Veterans and thank you for serving our nation! We are proud to have you consider joining the ranks of other student veterans excelling at JMU. Find out more...

Army Officer

The Making of an Army Officer

How does the making of an Army officer begin? Simply, with someone who has the desire to be a responsible leader.

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"Knowledge is Liberty"

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Project Go

Project GO

JMU's Project GO East Africa Field School and Internships is a 10-week, 15-credit hour travel-study program in Kenya and Tanzania.


In the beginning...

JMU Cadets take aim during weapons training on the M60 machine gun(1978)


Tactical Decision Making

Cadet Summer Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky


Keep pushing forward!

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Team Building

Leader Reaction Course (LRC)

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Ranger Group at USMA

JMU Ranger Group at the Sandhurst International Competition at the United States Military Academy at West Point

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Go Dukes!

JMU graduates display their JMU pride while stationed overseas!

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Cannon Crew... Standing By!

Home football game tradition...


Rappelling off of Eagle Hall

High above Bridgeforth Stadium, Cadets test their abilities and confidence rappelling down 104 feet.

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Military Staff Ride

Cadets conduct a military staff ride to Antietam National Battlefield


Preparing for Instruction

Duke Battalion Cadet Leadership prepare for Basic Lab

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You can do it!

Army Physical Fitness Test - Push Up event

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Don't Stop... Keep Going!

Army Physical Fitness Test - Sit Up event

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On Your Mark... Get Set... GO!!

Army Physical Fitness Test - 2 mile run event


Warrior Ethos... at its finest!

Do you have what it takes?



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Stories from our Cadets

  • Nov 24 Cadet Leadership Course

    When you sign up for the ROTC program and become a cadet, a lot is expected of you. Over the four years while attending college, you are ... Read More >

  • Nov 20 Air Assault Course

    This summer, I embarked on a journey with my fellow JMU ROTC cadets to FT Benning Georgia. Our mission was to earn our Air Assault wings. ... Read More >

  • Nov 19 CULP Experience: Macedonia

    The Cultural Understanding Learning Proficiency program was one of the greatest learning experiences I have had up to this point in my Cadet ... Read More >

  • Nov 18 Team Challenge Ropes Course

    It does nt feel like the course is 30 feet in the air until the people on the ground become half their size. The feeling of shaking legs and ... Read More >

  • Nov 17 The Best Decision Anyone Can Make

    My name is Meghan Laban and I¿m a sophomore at James Madison University. Just this semester, I started going by Cadet Laban instead. I ... Read More >

  • Nov 16 Nurse Summer Training Program

    When I tell other cadets that I attended NSTP for summer follow on training, they have no idea what the program is or that even such a ... Read More >

  • Nov 15 Cadet Troop Leader Training

    The day I arrived to Ft. Bliss I was introduced to my mentor 1Lt Cossio. She was enlisted for 10 years in finance, and she commissioned from ... Read More >

  • Nov 14 Great Time at Basic Training

    There are positive aspects from the lessons of basic training that definitely carry over to my life as a student at JMU. The most important ... Read More >


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