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Information For Future Cadets

ROTC cadets participate in a range of academic and physical training in addition to their classes at Marist.  Cadets meet as a company three times a week to complete physical training and once a week for lab, which is tactic based and focuses on Army Doctrine.  Cadets also meet with their MS class (based on their year in the program) to develop leadership skills.

ROTC Weekly Schedule for Spring 2021

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Physical Training (PT) 0615 - 0715 0615 - 0715    0615 - 0715  
Military Science Class        0830 - 1000  
Lab       1230 - 1500  


Operation 24: High School Students 

Op 24 is a program designed to allow prospective Cadets to experience a day in the life of an Army ROTC Cadet at Marist College. Students will spend 24 hours at Marist College and participate in MS Class, ROTC lab, PT, campus social events, and receive a briefing about the ROTC Scholarship process. Students will stay overnight with one of our Cadets.

An example schedule of Operation 24 is shown here:

Operation 24 Schedule

Wednesday Thursday
1800-1830 Check in/Arrival 0615-0715 PT 
1830-1900 Parents Brief and Cadet Assignment 0715-0800 Breakfast
1900-2000 Dinner at Dining Hall 0800-0830 Hygiene
2000-2130 Movie 0830-1000 Military Science Class
2130-2200 Move to dorm rooms, hygiene 1100-1200 MRE Lunch
    1230-1500 Military Science Class
    1700-1845 Dinner in Dining hall
    1845-1915 AAR and dismissal


Students must be 16 or older to participate. Students under 18 require parental permission. Registration is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information contact Dave Rogers at (845) 575-3000 x 2591 or   

Over 25 students that participated in this program received Army ROTC Scholarship offers.


Academic Credit

There is no option to receive academic credit for Freshman and Sophomore year courses.  However, Junior (MSIII) and Senior (MSIV) Cadets can receive 3 credits for their Military Science class each semester. Cadets must register and pay for these classes as they would any other course, however they are not required to.  Cadets may also take these courses without credit.

All ROTC cadets must maintain status as a full time student by taking a minimum of 12 credits each semester. 

Photo of ROTC student exercise