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Colonel's Battalion Commissions Spring Graduates

Spring 2017 ROTC newly commissioned officers

In time-honored tradition, the Colonel's Battalion formally commissioned new officers at the end of the spring 2017 semester. Cadets were formally commissioned in a ceremony with family and friends on Thursday, May 11, in O'Donnell Hall of EKU's Whitlock Building.

Bourne Selected as 2017 Colonel's Battalion Distinguished Alum

COL (ret) Gary Bourne

EKU Colonel's Battalion is pleased to announce their 2017 Distinguished Alum award recipient, Colonel (ret) Garrett (Gary) Bourne. Bourne will be honored at the annual ROTC awards ceremony at the end of the spring semester.

New Cadets 'Jump' Into Colonel's Challenge

New Cadets 'Jump' Into Colonel's Challenge

The ROTC Colonel Challenge of 2016 was held at the Challenge Course on August 14-16. New ROTC cadets worked together to complete the ropes course and various exercises, forming new bonds of not only comradery, but also professionalism.

Cadets Earn Airborne Wings

Adams, Griffis and Whitehouse receive their Airborne wings

Three Colonel Cadets graduated Airborne school this summer at Fort Benning, Ga.  Receiving their wings in the photo above (left to right) are:

KY Guard gets new Smartphone APP

Kentucky National Guard app logo

The Kentucky National Guard now has a smartphone app!

Cadets Participate in International CULP Program

Cadet Katherine McManus with 2016 CULP participants in Romania

Each summer, EKU ROTC Colonels Battalion sends cadets overseas for the Culture Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) program. For these ROTC cadets, the world became their classroom. This year, two cadets from Eastern participated in the CULP program.

EKU Voices: Darell Robinson

LTC Darell Robinson

It would be quite the feat to find an individual at Eastern Kentucky University more travelled than Lt. Col. Darell Robinson. The Chicago native has been stationed at more than a dozen locations, including Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.

Colonel's Battalion Commissions New 2LTs

Eastern Kentucky University Army ROTC commissioned 15 Second Lieutenants

Eastern Kentucky University Army ROTC commissioned 15 Second Lieutenants this past May. There were ten Active Duty Army, four National Guard, and one Army Reserve officers.

The newly commissioned Lieutenants will now take on the leadership role that they have been training for the last 2 to 4 years in EKU Army ROTC.

Congratulations to the commissioning class of May 12, 2016.

Butler named 2016 Colonel's Battalion Distinguished Alum

COL William J. Butler

EKU Colonel's Battalion is pleased to announce their 2016 Distinguished Alumnus award recipient, COL William J. Butler ('90). COL Butler was honored at the annual ROTC awards ceremony at the end of the spring semester.

EKU ROTC participates in 9/11 Memorial Service

Cadet Capt. David David Prewitt, a senior majoring in International Business, sp

Tears shed during campus 9/11 memorial service

EKU Vice president, mayor and EKU ROTC cadet share their memories

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