Eastern Kentucky University
Cadets infilling off a UH60 Blackhawk at the National Guard Training Facility in Artemus Kentucky.

Cadets infilling off a UH60 Blackhawk

Cadets infilling off a UH60 Blackhawk at the National Guard Training Facility in Artemus Kentucky.

Since 1940, the ROTC program at EKU has produced over 2,100 Second Lieutants for duty in the active Army, Army national Guard, and the U.S. Army reserve. Today, the “Colonels Battalion” stands for leadership excellence and continues its long tradition of being one of the best ROTC programs in the nation.

Battalion History

Military training was first introduced to the old “Central University” now known as Eastern Kentucky in Richmond Kentucky in 1892.

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