Staying in Touch with ROTC
Alumni of the Northwoods Battalion are encouraged to keep up to date with us via our Facebook page. If you'd like to correspond with others directly, you can find contact information in the ROTC Alumni List.
As part of a new initiative created by our Cadets, the Northwoods Battalion has created newsletters designed to keep you up-to-date with everything going on in the Battalion with featured content like:
- Words from the Professor of Military Science
- Training Overviews
- Featured Alumni
- and much more!
Northwoods Battalion Newsletter
Issue 8 Fall 2017
From the Professor of Military Science
It has been another fantastic semester witnessing the professional and personal development of the Northwoods Battalion Cadets! It is very exciting to be a part of this organization, especially with the ongoing realignment and merge of UW Stevens Point with Stout, River Falls and Eau Claire programs. The Cadets will now have a single Battalion Command team and staff, which will have mission command over four companies – one at each school. This organizational structure will increase their hands-on leadership training even more as they experience first-hand how to lead soldiers, manage a staff, and be effective at the company, platoon and squad levels. Read More >>
Developing Leaders Since 2005
More than 100 Army Lieutenants have commissioned from the Northwoods Army ROTC Battalion since the program began in 2005. Many of our alumni have asked about how they can support the program once they have commissioned. Listed below are a few great ways to continue to have a positive impact on the Cadets of the Northwoods Battalion.
Giving Monetary Donations
The Northwoods Battalion currently has two UW-Stout Foundation accounts that offer you options for how your donations are used in support of Army ROTC on our campuses.*
The first account is our ROTC Fund (Account #72385). Funding from this foundation account is available to support our operations beyond what the Army and university provide for our normal day-to-day mission. We can use this account to provide funding for Cadet trips to battlefields, competitions such as the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge Competition, Ranger Challenge, and any other event that will benefit our Cadets and the ROTC program.
The second account is our Vets Club – ROTC Endowed Scholarship Fund (Account #20150). This fund will provide scholarships to deserving Cadets in our program once it reaches the minimum $25,000 threshold. Currently, we are about $15,000 short of this minimum threshold.
*NOTE: ROTC is currently working with the UW-Stout Foundation to make both of these funds available for use at any of our universities. We are hopeful that we can make this happen in the next six to 12 months. If you are a UWEC or UWRF alum and are concerned about your donation not being used for your particular university, please contribute to the ROTC Fund as we have more freedom to direct those funds to support the entire battalion.
To learn more about how to give, visit the UW-Stout Foundation >>
Giving Your Time and Talents
There are numerous ways to give to the Northwoods Battalion in terms of time and mentorship.
Attend the ball: Every spring, the Northwoods Battalion Military Ball is open to all alumni and their spouses. Dates and times are published in the fall newsletter (which is distributed to the alumni email list), and we'd be honored if you could attend.
Share your experiences: Each semester, the Senior (MSIV) class also conducts a lecture session where alumni and other Army leaders (both officers and NCOs) speak about their experiences in order to provide valuable "lessons learned" for soon-to-commission Cadets. All alumni are invited to participate in this bi-annual event.
Mentor a young leader: Many times, when a Cadet is pondering what it's like to serve in a particular branch or particular component, we will direct them to an alumnus who has traveled a similar path in their career and can likely offer pertinent advice and mentorship. By simply keeping your contact information updated with current email and cell phone number (see "Update Your Information" tab on this page), you can serve as a mentor for a Cadet who is following in your footsteps.
Mr. Jared Siverling, the Northwood Battalion Scholarship and Enrollment Officer, is the primary point of contact for any questions concerning giving of your time, talents, and/or treasures. He can be reached at 715-308-0512 and firstname.lastname@example.org.