Eastern Illinois University
Our offices are located on the 4th Floor. Built in 1965 as the “Applied Arts- Education Center,” it was dedicated in 1988 to honor Dr. Walter A. Klehm; faculty 1938-1970. It also houses Industrial Technology and Family and Consumer Sciences. The building is centrally located on campus between Booth Library and Health Services.

Klehm Hall has been home to Eastern ROTC since 1982.

Our offices are located on the 4th Floor. Built in 1965 as the “Applied Arts- Education Center,” it was dedicated in 1988 to honor Dr. Walter A. Klehm; faculty 1938-1970. It also houses Industrial Technology and Family and Consumer Sciences. The building is centrally located on campus between Booth Library and Health Services.

Commissioned Second Lieutenants to date.

The Panther Battalions has commissioned over 327 Second Lieutenants into the US Army over the last 26 years.  Of the 16 branches offered to cadets, Infantry has been the most popular with our alumni with over 60 branched.  Armor and Signal Corps tie for the second most popular with almost 30 each and Field Artillery not too far behind them. 

Military History

Our Cadets display a strong appreciation for the history of the United States military with academic courses and hands on experiences.  The Panther Battalion has sponsored trips to military museums, Army posts, and battlefields.  Also, the department pairs with the Eastern Illinois University History Department to offer a Military History course for credit to cadets and students alike.  During their senior year, cadets will participate in a Battle Analysis as part of their Military Science class, where they break down a specific battle to show strategy, goals, and actions.