Campbell University
It took vision, courage and tenacity to start the Campbell ROTC unit at Campbell College in 1971. Formed during the waning years of the Vietnam War, military service was not a popular topic. Dr. Norman Adrian Wiggins saw to it that Army ROTC had a home in Buies Creek, NC.

The first Professor of Military Science and the article which started a program of excellence

It took vision, courage and tenacity to start the Campbell ROTC unit at Campbell College in 1971. Formed during the waning years of the Vietnam War, military service was not a popular topic. Dr. Norman Adrian Wiggins saw to it that Army ROTC had a home in Buies Creek, NC.

Forming our program…

In 1971, Campbell College was one of 12 colleges selected out of 45 whichapplied, to be granted a senior division ROTC unit.  The Department ofMilitary Science at Campbell College was established by General Order No. 4,Headquarters, Third United States Army, dated 28 January 1971. The generalmilitary science program conducted at Campbell College is offered as anelective and consists of both a two year and a four year program forstudents.  Willing and interested students have been allowed to compresstheir program to complete requirements for commissioning. Campbell College'sfirst officer was commissioned in May 1973. 

Excellence in the making…

The Campbell battalion enhanced its footprint to include Methodist Collegein 1976.  The battalion also includes Fayetteville State University (aHistorically Black University), UNC-Pembroke and had partnership programs atUNC-Wilmington.  With radius of over 75 miles, our program accommodatesevery type of academic desire from nursing to history.

 

Awards and citations….

Our program has won the Douglas MacArthur award on multiple occasions. This award recognizes the best ROTC program in the country.  Weconsistently place in the top 15% of all schools and we have consistentlyproduced high numbers of officers for the Army.    We invite youto learn more about our program, and how you can become part of one of the bestprograms in the country.

1000 commissions…

Darryl Reardon was our first commissionee in 1973 and the list has grownever since.  Our battalion is proud of the number of lieutenants we haveadded to the Army.  We intend to continue the tradition of leading fromthe front and letting our lieutenants demonstrate the quality of ourprogram…see our alumni page.