New Cadet Orientation

Author: LTC George Lachicotte

The Fighting Irish Battalion will conduct New Cadet Orientation.  This is a great opportunity to experience the type of training you will conduct throughout your four-year journey to becoming a commissioned officer.  Students wishing to participate in Army ROTC are expected to attend.  New Cadet Orientation is led by rising seniors with the juniors serving as instructors in a Non-commissioned Officer capacity.  The event will test individuals physically and mentally while providing an opportunity to meet returning and new members of the organization.  Events at New Cadet Orientation include an Army Physical Fitness Test, Confidence Obstacle Courses, Land Navigation, and Basic Marksmanship.  At 2pm on16 August, the Cadet Oath is recited in front of the Reflecting Pool upon successful conclusion of the training.  Families are invited to the Cadet Oath ceremony and a cook-out immediately after.  All Cadets are released to their families for dorm move-in at 3pm on Thursday, 16 August 2018.