When you become a member of the Blue Devil Eagle Battalion family, you're not just working towards a diploma, but an even brighter future as a leader alongside other motivated cadets. But make no mistake, you are a student first. You will have a college schedule like your fellow students, attend Duke or NCCU Basketball games, join fraternities, sororities or anything else you choose to do. But, you will also receive classroom and field courses that will challenge and excite you. Beyond that you can take part in events and activities with fellow cadets that will make your college experience better.
ROTC Cadets receive real, hands-on leadership experience and training that includes classroom and practical instruction in military-style Planning, Team-Building, Management and Organization. Whether it's in the classroom or in the field, this training benefits our cadets both in their ROTC curriculum and future military careers, as well as their student and civilian lives.
A typical training schedule for a Freshman cadet entering the program would involve a Military Science Lecture Class once a week (normally on Thursdays from 11:45am to 1pm) as well as a Military Science Lab which normally takes place from 3pm to 5pm, also on Thursday. In addition, students would be required to attend Physical Training at 6am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.
Total training time for new cadets is normally between 6-8 hours each week. This leaves plenty of time for students to not only study for classes, but to also enjoy what traditional college life has to offer. This freedom to get involved in campus clubs, organizations and social activities, as well as freeedom to major in any subject, is one of the major advantages of earning a Commission through Army ROTC as opposed to a Service Academy or a Senior Military College.
The Blue Devil Eagle Battalion has events and activities that take place all year long. Do not stand on the sideline, get involved.
In order to participate in Army ROTC at Duke University or NCCU, the student must be registered for both a Military Science lecture course and the Military Science Lab every semester. In order to register, students at Duke University must request a permission number from the Department of Military Science. In order for students at NCCU to register, they must first consult with the NCCU representative for Army ROTC, Madeline Keels (), and gain permission to register for the required courses.