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Basic Course Cadets learn how to rappel.

The Rappelling Wall

Basic Course Cadets learn how to rappel.

The ROTC Department began its career at MTSU in the basement of the AlumniMemorial Gymnasium, where indoor range facilities, classrooms, storage, andoffice space were provided.  Forrest Hall, named for the Confederatecavalry leader, Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest, was completed inAugust 1954, and since that date has served as the home of the ROTCDepartment.  Forrest Hall contains office space, classrooms, the supplyroom and a sensitive item storage room.  In addition to Forrest Hall, theMilitary Science has use of a large 10-point small bore rifle range.

The initial cadet corps consisted of 93 cadets and 11 cadet officers. The ROTC program at that time was voluntary for all students.  In the fallof 1955, the first two years of the Military Science program became compulsoryfor all physically qualified male freshmen and sophomores.  The mandatoryprogram was phased out with SY 1972-73.  The program is now entirelyvoluntary.

The ROTC Department began its career at MTSU in the basement of the AlumniMemorial Gymnasium, where indoor range facilities, classrooms, storage, andoffice space were provided.  Forrest Hall, named for the Confederatecavalry leader, Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest, was completed inAugust 1954, and since that date has served as the home of the ROTCDepartment.  Forrest Hall contains office space, classrooms, the supplyroom and a sensitive item storage room.  In addition to Forrest Hall, theMilitary Science has use of a large 10-point small bore rifle range.

The initial cadet corps consisted of 93 cadets and 11 cadet officers. The ROTC program at that time was voluntary for all students.  In the fallof 1955, the first two years of the Military Science program became compulsoryfor all physically qualified male freshmen and sophomores.  The mandatoryprogram was phased out with SY 1972-73.  The program is now entirelyvoluntary.

Battalion History

 

Army ROTC has been a tradition at Middle Tennessee State University sinceits inception in 1950.  Read more…

 

Army ROTC has been a tradition at Middle Tennessee State University sinceits inception in 1950.  Read more…

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