Bowling Green State University
The Army ROTC enjoys an afternoon outside of the BGSU football stadium holding a tail gate party prior supporting the Falcons on the grid iron complete with color guard, cannon crew, and push-up crew during the game. The tail gate prior to the home opening football game is quickly becoming a tradition. Army ROTC joins forces with the Ohio National Guard and Army Reserves who assist in sponsoring the event with a climbing wall and other pre-game football game activities

Army ROTC Tail Gate

The Army ROTC enjoys an afternoon outside of the BGSU football stadium holding a tail gate party prior supporting the Falcons on the grid iron complete with color guard, cannon crew, and push-up crew during the game. The tail gate prior to the home opening football game is quickly becoming a tradition. Army ROTC joins forces with the Ohio National Guard and Army Reserves who assist in sponsoring the event with a climbing wall and other pre-game football game activities

Battalion History

The Army ROTC program was established at Bowling Green State University inthe fall of 1948. Colonel William C. Lucas, the first Professor of MilitaryScience and Tactics, enrolled 245 men in the Artillery Reserve OfficersTraining Corps. The Advanced Course consisted of approximately fifty juniorswho were veterans of WWII.

The first class was commissioned in 1950 and produced five Regular ArmyOfficers. Niles J. Fulwyler was selected as the cadet Battalion Commander in1952, 1952 was also the first time cadets completed the entire four yearprogram. Fulwyler and two cadets received regular Army commissions whilethirty-three men received reserve commissions on 30 May 1952. At that time theROTC band and cadet battalion marched in parades, sponsored military ballsfeaturing well known bands, and visited historical sites.

Artillery tactics and leadership methods were included in the program, inaddition to drill practice during common hours. Originally the ROTC program wasdesigned to produce Artillery Officers. In 1955-56, the unit was designatedGeneral Military Science and has since produced officers for all branches ofthe Army.

Bowling Green State University offers the modified General Military Scienceprogram as an elective. It is a part of the light fighter Brigade whichincludes Ohio and Indiana. The cadet Battalion is affiliated with the 148thInfantry Regiment whose motto is "We'll Do It". The motto of theFighting Falcon Battalion is "Committed to Developing LeadershipExcellence>".

The Army ROTC program was established at Bowling Green State University inthe fall of 1948. Colonel William C. Lucas, the first Professor of MilitaryScience and Tactics, enrolled 245 men in the Artillery Reserve OfficersTraining Corps. The Advanced Course consisted of approximately fifty juniorswho were veterans of WWII.

The first class was commissioned in 1950 and produced five Regular ArmyOfficers. Niles J. Fulwyler was selected as the cadet Battalion Commander in1952, 1952 was also the first time cadets completed the entire four yearprogram. Fulwyler and two cadets received regular Army commissions whilethirty-three men received reserve commissions on 30 May 1952. At that time theROTC band and cadet battalion marched in parades, sponsored military ballsfeaturing well known bands, and visited historical sites.

Artillery tactics and leadership methods were included in the program, inaddition to drill practice during common hours. Originally the ROTC program wasdesigned to produce Artillery Officers. In 1955-56, the unit was designatedGeneral Military Science and has since produced officers for all branches ofthe Army.

Bowling Green State University offers the modified General Military Scienceprogram as an elective. It is a part of the light fighter Brigade whichincludes Ohio and Indiana. The cadet Battalion is affiliated with the 148thInfantry Regiment whose motto is "We'll Do It". The motto of theFighting Falcon Battalion is "Committed to Developing LeadershipExcellence".

The Army ROTC program was established at Bowling Green State University inthe fall of 1948. Colonel William C. Lucas, the first Professor of MilitaryScience and Tactics, enrolled 245 men in the Artillery Reserve OfficersTraining Corps. The Advanced Course consisted of approximately fifty juniorswho were veterans of WWII.

The first class was commissioned in 1950 and produced five Regular ArmyOfficers. Niles J. Fulwyler was selected as the cadet Battalion Commander in1952, 1952 was also the first time cadets completed the entire four yearprogram. Fulwyler and two cadets received regular Army commissions whilethirty-three men received reserve commissions on 30 May 1952. At that time theROTC band and cadet battalion marched in parades, sponsored military ballsfeaturing well known bands, and visited historical sites.

Artillery tactics and leadership methods were included in the program, inaddition to drill practice during common hours. Originally the ROTC program wasdesigned to produce Artillery Officers. In 1955-56, the unit was designatedGeneral Military Science and has since produced officers for all branches ofthe Army.

Bowling Green State University offers the modified General Military Scienceprogram as an elective. It is a part of the light fighter Brigade whichincludes Ohio and Indiana. The cadet Battalion is affiliated with the 148thInfantry Regiment whose motto is "We'll Do It". The motto of theFighting Falcon Battalion is"Committed to Developing LeadershipExcellence>".

The Army ROTC program was established at Bowling Green State University inthe fall of 1948. Colonel William C. Lucas, the first Professor of MilitaryScience and Tactics, enrolled 245 men in the Artillery Reserve OfficersTraining Corps. The Advanced Course consisted of approximately fifty juniorswho were veterans of WWII.

The first class was commissioned in 1950 and produced five Regular ArmyOfficers. Niles J. Fulwyler was selected as the cadet Battalion Commander in1952, 1952 was also the first time cadets completed the entire four yearprogram. Fulwyler and two cadets received regular Army commissions whilethirty-three men received reserve commissions on 30 May 1952. At that time theROTC band and cadet battalion marched in parades, sponsored military ballsfeaturing well known bands, and visited historical sites.

Artillery tactics and leadership methods were included in the program, inaddition to drill practice during common hours. Originally the ROTC program wasdesigned to produce Artillery Officers. In 1955-56, the unit was designatedGeneral Military Science and has since produced officers for all branches ofthe Army.

Bowling Green State University offers the modified General Military Scienceprogram as an elective. It is a part of the light fighter Brigade whichincludes Ohio and Indiana. The cadet Battalion is affiliated with the 148thInfantry Regiment whose motto is "We'll Do It". The motto of theFighting Falcon Battalion is "Committed to Developing LeadershipExcellence".

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