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Welcome to the Jayhawk Battalion

Congratulations on choosing Army ROTC, we are happy to be a part of your path towards commissioning as an Officer in the United States Army. We invite you to attend our New Cadet Orientation (NCO) from 16-18 August, 2023.

New Cadet Orientation (NCO) is a comprehensive two day training event focused on preparing new students for success in ROTC. NCO is held at the Military Science Building on the KU Campus, and occurs the week before the school year begins. At NCO, new Cadets are introduced to the ROTC Cadre and the Cadet Leadership, Get their initial medical screening to be able to participate in ROTC, Learn about the semester's training goals, fill out in-processing paperwork, and conduct physical training.  The Cadet Command Fitness Assessment (CCFA) will be administered for scholarship contracting. All Cadets participate in the following events:

  • The Cadet Command Fitness Assessment (CCFA)
  • Information Briefings
  • In-Processing Packet review
  • Uniform Issue. Please fill out the Uniform Pre-Order prior to arriving, button below.
  • Smokeless Range
  • Medical screening provided by Watkins Health
  • Sports PT

Please have the Medical Statement for ROTC (.pdf) completed before 16 August 2023, there will a day set aside for Cadet Physicals if you cannot have this completed by 16 August..  You can utilize Watkins Health here at KU, or you can take this form to your doctor.  It does need to be signed and stamped by the Physician or PA to be valid.  You will not be able to participate in any of the physical activities in the Orientation or the program without this form.

RSVP Below If you wish to participate in New Cadet Orientation, please fill out the New Cadet in-Processing Sheet and e-mail it back to Mr. Lawrence Jenkins, please follow the instructions provided.  Summer appointments are available to in-process early and submit paperwork before NCO, this will save you a lot of time.


NCO Schedule of Events 

16 August 2023


17 August 2023


18 August 2023


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