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Maier takes over command of ROTC program

MaierThe Army ROTC program at the UW-Stevens Point has a new department chair and professor of military science in Army Lieutenant Colonel Rochell Maier, who started with the Pointer Battalion in August 2016. Read More

Anderson named Distinguished Alumnus

AndersonMark Anderson '86, deputy adjutant general for the Wisconsin Army National Guard, was selected as the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus in the College of Natural Resources. Watch Video

Military Friendly School, again

Military FriendlyUW-Stevens Point has been named a Military Friendly School® for the seventh consecutive year. This recognition is based on colleges, universities and trade schools’ support and academic program offerings for veterans and on feedback from student veterans. Read More

Ranger Challenge competition recap

Ranger ChallengeThis year's Ranger Challenge team competed against 14 other teams in many different areas: one rope bridge, a medical/first aid course, a physical challenge, a call for fire, a 14-mile ruck march, a 100-question test checking general Army knowledge, and a weapons challenge. The Pointer Battalion team came in eighth out of 15. View Photos

Military Science trains at Ft. McCoy

ROTCROTC spent Sept. 24 in Ft. McCoy with the students who are in the MSL 111 class. They conducted the Confidence Course, the LRC (Leader's Reaction Course), the Conditioning Course and played paintball. This day is designed to expose UW-Stevens Point students to ROTC and make them more confident in their abilities to lead their peers. View Photos

Fall semester in photos

Meet our student blogger!

BloggersSenior cadet Rilee Newell has been blogging about her ROTC experience throughout the past year. Follow along as she writes about what it's like to be a cadet in the Pointer Battalion. Read More

Virtual Tour

TourSee why our students say UW-Stevens Point feels like home. Take a virtual campus tour anytime through our website, including stops about our programs in the CPS Building, Health Enhancement Center and the Science Building! Start Tour

Alumni: Where are they now?

Alumni MapsUW-Stevens Point military science/ROTC alumni live and work all over the world—so if you're looking for networking opportunities close to a new home or contact info for fellow Pointers in another city, you're in luck. Looking for a fellow ROTC grad near you? Start with our map!

What did you get from your time at UW-Stevens Point?

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Hello Pointers!

As the new professor of Military Science at UW-Stevens Point, I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I am to be here. I feel exceptionally fortunate that LTC Gary Thompson left me with an absolutely outstanding program which was awarded the 2015 General Douglas McArthur Award for best ROTC program in 3rd Brigade, United States Army Cadet Command. LTC Thompson will be greatly missed but he left his mark by developing the cadets under his watch into stellar Army officers.

I am also lucky that our program falls under the College of Professional Studies and Dean Marty Loy. Dean Loy and his staff have been not only gracious but extremely helpful at making my transition seamless into the university faculty.

The ROTC civilian staff–Ms. Judy Yenter, Mr. Mike Butcher and Mr. David Ratz–along with the uniformed cadre–SFC Peterson, SFC Kolmorgan and CPT D’Allura–are of the highest caliber and they are the bedrock of our great program. To top it off, I have been advised by the BDE Commander that our ROTC facility is the nicest in all of 3rd BDE, which isn’t a small feat since there are 41 other ROTC programs spread across nine states and the Upper Peninsula.

I have been here for a little over two months and after working with the staff, cadre and cadets, it is easy for me to see why Stevens Point won the best ROTC program. I am truly blessed to be a part of this organization and to have the opportunity to impact our military by helping develop our country’s future Army Officers and leaders.
 LTC Rochell Maier
Department of Military Science

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