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CAPITOL WARRIORS BATTALION

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The crest of the Capitol Warrior Battalion displays our motto, “First to Lead, Second to None,” and surrounds two books representing our commitment to scholarship. In the middle is the Indianapolis Circle Monument, which is just a few blocks from IUPUI’s campus.

Capitol Warrior’s Crest

The crest of the Capitol Warrior Battalion displays our motto, “First to Lead, Second to None,” and surrounds two books representing our commitment to scholarship. In the middle is the Indianapolis Circle Monument, which is just a few blocks from IUPUI’s campus.

Army ROTC at IUPUI over the years

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.