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CAPITOL WARRIORS BATTALION

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Because of IUPUI’s unique ability to attract experienced soldiers as well as new cadets with leadership potential, we do very well when competing against other schools. The Ranger Challenge Team took the gold medal in 2005 when they competed against the other 22 schools in the region. That includes schools such as Notre Dame, Purdue, and Indiana University.

Ranger Challenge Team

Because of IUPUI’s unique ability to attract experienced soldiers as well as new cadets with leadership potential, we do very well when competing against other schools. The Ranger Challenge Team took the gold medal in 2005 when they competed against the other 22 schools in the region. That includes schools such as Notre Dame, Purdue, and Indiana University.

IUPUI ROTC is unique. We have proportionally more prior service and National Guard cadets than most schools. This means that when our cadets train, they train with fellow soldiers who have years of hands on experience. These advantages really show through when we compete against other ROTC battalions and graduate some of the best young officers in the Army.

Battalion History

In the spring of 1973 the Army ROTC faculty from the Indiana University Bloomington campus taught the first military science classes at IUPUI with two students enrolled in the course. The 1978 school year saw cross enrollment agreements with Butler University, Franklin University, and the University of Indianapolis (formerly Indiana Central University), for students at those universities wishing to enroll. That same year, the first full-time officer was assigned at IUPUI. By March of 1979, classes were taught at IUPUI without the support of Indiana University. That fall classes were first taught on Butler’s campus.

In 1980, the IUPUI Faculty Council unanimously voted to grant ROTC official host status. On October 1st of that year, the Department of the Army established IUPUI as a fully independent host detachment. The Indiana University Board of Trustees established the IUPUI Department of Military Science on May 1st, 1981.

Since its inception, the IUPUI Department of Military Science has commissioned hundreds of lieutenants into the United States Army.

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