University of Northern Iowa
<p>The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) ROTC program started in 1981 as an extension of the host unit at the University of Iowa. Military Science instruction began in August, 1981 as the Panther Detachment of the Hawkeye Battalion was organized. In 1983, UNI ROTC held its first commissioning ceremony with 6 new Army Second Lieutenants. In 1987, the program was authorized host status, forming the Panther Battalion and giving it equal status with the ROTC Programs at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. In 2001, the University of Dubuque became an official partner of Panther Battalion. Next, in 2002, Allen College of Nursing became an official partner for nursing students who wanted to commission as Army Nurses. The cadets from all schools come together several times during the school year to conduct training. Students at UNI, the University of Dubuque and Allen College are all eligible for scholarship benefits and can pursue a career as an Army officer.</p>

The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) ROTC program started in 1981 as an extension of the host unit at the University of Iowa. Military Science instruction began in August, 1981 as the Panther Detachment of the Hawkeye Battalion was organized. In 1983, UNI ROTC held its first commissioning ceremony with 6 new Army Second Lieutenants. In 1987, the program was authorized host status, forming the Panther Battalion and giving it equal status with the ROTC Programs at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. In 2001, the University of Dubuque became an official partner of Panther Battalion. Next, in 2002, Allen College of Nursing became an official partner for nursing students who wanted to commission as Army Nurses. The cadets from all schools come together several times during the school year to conduct training. Students at UNI, the University of Dubuque and Allen College are all eligible for scholarship benefits and can pursue a career as an Army officer.