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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 NationalGuard cadets than most schools. This means that when our cadets train, theytrain with fellow soldiers who have years of hands on experience. Theseadvantages really show through when we compete against other ROTC battalionsand graduate some of the best young officers in the Army.

Battalion History

In the spring of 1973 the Army ROTC faculty from the Indiana UniversityBloomington campus taught the first military science classes at IUPUI with twostudents enrolled in the course. The 1978 school year saw cross enrollmentagreements with Butler University, Franklin University, and the University ofIndianapolis (formerly Indiana Central University), for students at thoseuniversities wishing to enroll. That same year, the first full-time officer wasassigned at IUPUI. By March of 1979, classes were taught at IUPUI without thesupport of Indiana University. That fall classes were first taught on Butler’scampus.

In 1980, the IUPUI Faculty Council unanimously voted to grant ROTC officialhost status. On October 1st of that year, the Department of the Armyestablished IUPUI as a fully independent host detachment. The IndianaUniversity Board of Trustees established the IUPUI Department of MilitaryScience on May 1st, 1981.

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

In the spring of 1973 the Army ROTC faculty from the Indiana UniversityBloomington campus taught the first military science classes at IUPUI with twostudents enrolled in the course. The 1978 school year saw cross enrollmentagreements with Butler University, Franklin University, and the University ofIndianapolis (formerly Indiana Central University), for students at thoseuniversities wishing to enroll. That same year, the first full-time officer wasassigned at IUPUI. By March of 1979, classes were taught at IUPUI without thesupport of Indiana University. That fall classes were first taught on Butler’scampus.

In 1980, the IUPUI Faculty Council unanimously voted to grant ROTC officialhost status. On October 1st of that year, the Department of the Armyestablished IUPUI as a fully independent host detachment. The IndianaUniversity Board of Trustees established the IUPUI Department of MilitaryScience on May 1st, 1981.

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

In the spring of 1973 the Army ROTC faculty from the Indiana UniversityBloomington campus taught the first military science classes at IUPUI with twostudents enrolled in the course. The 1978 school year saw cross enrollmentagreements with Butler University, Franklin University, and the University ofIndianapolis (formerly Indiana Central University), for students at thoseuniversities wishing to enroll. That same year, the first full-time officer wasassigned at IUPUI. By March of 1979, classes were taught at IUPUI without thesupport of Indiana University. That fall classes were first taught on Butler’scampus.

In 1980, the IUPUI Faculty Council unanimously voted to grant ROTC officialhost status. On October 1st of that year, the Department of the Armyestablished IUPUI as a fully independent host detachment. The IndianaUniversity Board of Trustees established the IUPUI Department of MilitaryScience on May 1st, 1981.

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

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