West Virginia University
West Virginia University Army ROTC's, Mountaineer Battalion provides challenging and rewarding opportunities to become a stronger individual and leader, paving the way for a promising future.

West Virginia University Army ROTC's, Mountaineer Battalion provides challenging and rewarding opportunities to become a stronger individual and leader, paving the way for a promising future.

West Virginia University Army ROTC, located in Stansbury Hall in downtown Morgantown, WV, is known as the Mountaineer Battalion and carries on the strong heritage of men and women who have made the commitment, as so many others, to serve loyally to the ROTC program and the United States Army. Here you will find a demanding and challenging program that will reap numerous personal rewards throughout your life. This will add new dimensions to your career path with training that instills self-confidence, leadership, teamwork, ethical values, and patriotism.

Battalion History

The Army ROTC program holds a high tradition at West Virginia University since the establishment of the Cadet Corps in 1867. During the inception of the program, the university incorporated in the Admission and Matriculation a pledge required of all Cadets and students: “Being admitted as a member of the University, I promise and bind myself to obey the laws, rules regulations of the same; to conduct myself with propriety; to be diligent in study; to be respectful to the Faculty, and to deport myself as a gentleman in morality and courtesy among my fellow-students, and in the community generally.”

Over one hundred and thirty years have passed since that pledge was incorporated and although not in use today it stills holds true with the only exception of female Cadets being able to fully compete and participate as their male counterparts since 1977.

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