Wright State University
Cadets are expected to maintain a balance between academics, Army ROTC requirements and family. Cadets work hard to ensure that they are proficient in Land Navigation, BRM, APFT, Tactics and basic Leadership so that they can succeed as the Army's future Leaders.

Cadets take a Land Navigation Practical Exam.

Cadets are expected to maintain a balance between academics, Army ROTC requirements and family. Cadets work hard to ensure that they are proficient in Land Navigation, BRM, APFT, Tactics and basic Leadership so that they can succeed as the Army's future Leaders.

Army ROTC at Wright State University

Began as an extension program of the University of Dayton in 1970. Army ROTC courses were offered to Wright State students and the classes were initially held at the University of Dayton.  A cross-enrollment contract was established between the University of Dayton and Wright State University in 1976.  This  allowed ROTC students to take classes instructed by UDROTC cadre at the WSU campus and produced the first graduates of the program that same year.  ROTC cadre were permanently assigned to WSU in 1978 and an Extension Center Agreement was completed in April 1980.  The university and students have changed but the goal of the ROTC program remains the same, to produce quality officers.  On September 1st, 1997, the Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Togo West, established WSU ROTC as a Host Battalion, allowing it to establish its own traditions, history and lineage. Our mission: Recruit, select, develop, train, retain, evaluate, and commission the future leadership of the United States Army

The Raider Battalion at WSU

Takes its name from the university nickname, the Raiders!  Originally aViking, the official Wright State athletic mascot was changed to a Rowdy Wolfin 1997 to represent the Wright State Raiders athletic teams.

Battalion Motto

“Tried, Proven, and Ready!”

This was motto was created by the first PMS, MAJ Eric Henry, upon thecreation of Wright State University Military Science Department becoming itsown host program in 1997.