University of Alaska Fairbanks
UAF will test you mentally and physically. You have to be able to adapt to all the different environments that you encounter during training.

We train like we fight

UAF will test you mentally and physically. You have to be able to adapt to all the different environments that you encounter during training.

The Nanook Battalion has a tradition of excellence dating back to 1922.  Graduates from the program have served on the battlefield of World War II, The Korean War, Viet Nam, Desert Storm, and in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Our Alumni have gone on to serve in positions of responsibility in local and national business and government.  All of them attribute their success to the values and skills they developed as a Cadet in UAF ROTC.

Battalion History

The Nanook Battalion was established in 1922 as an integral part of the Alaska School of Mines and Agriculture.  As the University grew so too did the ROTC program.  In 1927 the Nanook Battalion commissioned  one second lieutenant, in 2006 we will graduate ten. 

The ROTC program at UAF is one of the oldest in the country, producing officers for the US Army since 1927. Many of our officers have gone on to senior leadership positions in the military, civilian business and government. We have produced congressmen, state legislators, judges and corporate executives, all of whom drew on their Army leadership training to become successes in the civilian world. In fact, UAF's previous Chancellor was commissioned through the Army ROTC program.

This year six Nanook Battalion Cadets were selected as distinguished military graduates.  This is a significant honor that will go on the cadet’s permanent record. It shows that the Nanook Battalion is continuing its tradition of excellence through rigorous training and high expectations.

Faculty and Staff

Cadet Profiles

Alumni Profiles