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Fun and exciting training is only the beginning of experience within our ROTC battalion

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Fun and exciting training is only the beginning of experience within our ROTC battalion

As current and potential members of the Comanche Battalion, you have already taken a positive step on the road to success by expressing an interest in our program.  We look forward to helping you make ROTC, “The Smartest College Course You Can Take” while here at Cameron University.

Battalion History

Like the state of Oklahoma and the great Comanche nation, Cameron University’s Comanche ROTC Battalion has a proud and illustrious history.  From 1951 to 1966 the Federal Government began its mandatory 2 year program of basic Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) for incoming Freshmen and Sophomores at all Federally funded colleges and universities.  While all freshmen and sophomores were obligated to enroll and participate, there was no obligation for military service.  The advanced course, for juniors and seniors, did carry an obligatory service requirement ranging up to 6 years in a variety of options; Active, Reserve, or National Guard service.  It was during this time that Cameron reached it’s peak enrollment of over 1,800 cadets.  However, at this time Cameron did not grant 4 year degrees, therefore, any cadets wishing to pursue a commission, needed to transfer to a 4 year college or university offering ROTC.
 

In 1970, following Cameron’s transition to a four year degree granting institution, the Comanche Battalion commissioned our first class.  That year we commissioned 35 Second Lieutenants, the first of many more to come!  Since that group volunteers, over 600 officers have been commissioned from the Comanche battalion at Cameron University’s ROTC program.  From the jungles of Southeast Asia in Vietnam, to the 1,000 mile long Iron Curtain in Cold War Europe, from the deserts of Southwest Asia in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, to the frozen Sava River in Bosnia, these outstanding young men and women have served their nation proudly in both times of peace and war, in and out of uniform.
 

AWARDS

  • 2007-2009, 2005, 1992 – “GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR AWARD” recipient for “Best Battalion in Cadet Command, Medium Size” category.
  • 2003, 2008, 2010 - Ranger Challenge Champions (OK/AR)
  • 2004, 2006, 2009 - Ranger Challenge Runners-up (OK/AR)
  • 2009, 2010 - 1st Place: Fort Sill Marine Corps Devil Dog Run
  • 2003 – “Most Improved ROTC Battalion”
  • 1999 – “BEST IN BRIGADE” for the Second year in a row!!
  • 1998 – “BEST IN BRIGADE” for Apache Brigade in the order of the Founders and Patriots of America Award.
  • 1995 – “BEST BATTALION IN OKLAHOMA”, for superior performance at Advanced Camp ‘95

Like the state of Oklahoma and the great Comanche nation, Cameron University’s Comanche ROTC Battalion has a proud and illustrious history.  From 1951 to 1966 the Federal Government began its mandatory 2 year program of basic Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) for incoming Freshmen and Sophomores at all Federally funded colleges and universities.  While all freshmen and sophomores were obligated to enroll and participate, there was no obligation for military service.  The advanced course, for juniors and seniors, did carry an obligatory service requirement ranging up to 6 years in a variety of options; Active, Reserve, or National Guard service.  It was during this time that Cameron reached it’s peak enrollment of over 1,800 cadets.  However, at this time Cameron did not grant 4 year degrees, therefore, any cadets wishing to pursue a commission, needed to transfer to a 4 year college or university offering ROTC.
 

In 1970, following Cameron’s transition to a four year degree granting institution, the Comanche Battalion commissioned our first class.  That year we commissioned 35 Second Lieutenants, the first of many more to come!  Since that group volunteers, over 600 officers have been commissioned from the Comanche battalion at Cameron University’s ROTC program.  From the jungles of Southeast Asia in Vietnam, to the 1,000 mile long Iron Curtain in Cold War Europe, from the deserts of Southwest Asia in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, to the frozen Sava River in Bosnia, these outstanding young men and women have served their nation proudly in both times of peace and war, in and out of uniform.
 

AWARDS

  • 2007-2009, 2005, 1992 – “GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR AWARD” recipient for “Best Battalion in Cadet Command, Medium Size” category.
  • 2003, 2008, 2010 - Ranger Challenge Champions (OK/AR)
  • 2004, 2006, 2009 - Ranger Challenge Runners-up (OK/AR)
  • 2009, 2010 - 1st Place: Fort Sill Marine Corps Devil Dog Run
  • 2003 – “Most Improved ROTC Battalion”
  • 1999 – “BEST IN BRIGADE” for the Second year in a row!!
  • 1998 – “BEST IN BRIGADE” for Apache Brigade in the order of the Founders and Patriots of America Award.
  • 1995 – “BEST BATTALION IN OKLAHOMA”, for superior performance at Advanced Camp ‘95

Like the state of Oklahoma and the great Comanche nation, Cameron University’s Comanche ROTC Battalion has a proud and illustrious history.  From 1951 to 1966 the Federal Government began its mandatory 2 year program of basic Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) for incoming Freshmen and Sophomores at all Federally funded colleges and universities.  While all freshmen and sophomores were obligated to enroll and participate, there was no obligation for military service.  The advanced course, for juniors and seniors, did carry an obligatory service requirement ranging up to 6 years in a variety of options; Active, Reserve, or National Guard service.  It was during this time that Cameron reached it’s peak enrollment of over 1,800 cadets.  However, at this time Cameron did not grant 4 year degrees, therefore, any cadets wishing to pursue a commission, needed to transfer to a 4 year college or university offering ROTC.
 

In 1970, following Cameron’s transition to a four year degree granting institution, the Comanche Battalion commissioned our first class.  That year we commissioned 35 Second Lieutenants, the first of many more to come!  Since that group volunteers, over 600 officers have been commissioned from the Comanche battalion at Cameron University’s ROTC program.  From the jungles of Southeast Asia in Vietnam, to the 1,000 mile long Iron Curtain in Cold War Europe, from the deserts of Southwest Asia in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, to the frozen Sava River in Bosnia, these outstanding young men and women have served their nation proudly in both times of peace and war, in and out of uniform.
 

AWARDS

  • 2007-2009, 2005, 1992 – “GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR AWARD” recipient for “Best Battalion in Cadet Command, Medium Size” category.
  • 2003, 2008, 2010 - Ranger Challenge Champions (OK/AR)
  • 2004, 2006, 2009 - Ranger Challenge Runners-up (OK/AR)
  • 2009, 2010 - 1st Place: Fort Sill Marine Corps Devil Dog Run
  • 2003 – “Most Improved ROTC Battalion”
  • 1999 – “BEST IN BRIGADE” for the Second year in a row!!
  • 1998 – “BEST IN BRIGADE” for Apache Brigade in the order of the Founders and Patriots of America Award.
  • 1995 – “BEST BATTALION IN OKLAHOMA”, for superior performance at Advanced Camp ‘95

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