University of Wyoming
Members of the Cowboy Battalion annually participate in events such as the CSU-UW “Border War.” The winner of that game earns the Bronze Boot which is escorted from the Colorado-Wyoming Border by Cadets.

Members of the Cowboy Battalion annually participate in events such as the CSU-UW “Border War.” The winner of that game earns the Bronze Boot which is escorted from the Colorado-Wyoming Border by Cadets.

A Proud History, A Bright Future

The UW ROTC Battalion has been proud to help develop the leaders of tomorrow. Learn about our history here.

Army ROTC at the University of Wyoming

has a long and illustrious history. In 1991, the Board of Trustees created the University of Wyoming’s original “School of Military Science and Tactics” which has remained a department at the University since that time.  In 1916 the National Defense Act  created the Reserve Officers Training Corps, and on October 31 of that year a unit was granted to UW, one of the first seven in the Nation.

Cowboy Battalion at UW

Takes its name from the proud Western heritage of the State of Wyoming and it’s citizens.  The Cowboy is the symbol of the spirit of the west: proud, rugged, hard-working, both fiercely independent and at the same time loyal those things valued most.