Eastern Kentucky University
Cadets in Training.

Training

Cadets in Training.

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

In March of 1937, the Military Science department, with the aid of the Art department, received approval from the Headquarters Department of the Army for the school patch. It consisted of a maroon silhouette of Daniel Boone standing at the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains; the shield is a background of white. The patch is still worn by EKU ROTC cadets today.