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Alumni Spotlight: Brian Brode

EKU Alumni Spotlight: Brian Brode

Growing up in a single-parent household, Brian Brode learned at an early age from his mother the importance of serving others. Many times, he volunteered alongside her as she ignored her own financial struggles to model a life of selfless service.

Military Appreciation Weekend

2022 EKU Military Appreciation Weekend

The weekend of November 4th-5th EKU celebrated Military Appreciation Weekend. The EKU campus and community honored veterans along with the first ever 4 Star General to graduate from the EKU Army ROTC program, General James Rainey. At a meet and greet on Friday, November 4th, General Rainey recognized Cadet Mounts as well as Cadet McCoy for outstanding achievement in the ROTC program.

The Carloftis Garden will be the new home of the Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial

Continuing efforts to create a more pedestrian-friendly Campus Beautiful, Eastern Kentucky University has begun a renovation project in Powell Plaza. Known as the heart of Eastern's campus, the renovation creates more green space for outdoor activities and is scheduled for completion before students return for the fall 2022 semester.

Spring 2022 MSL Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Commissioning 2022

The 2022 MSL Army ROTC Spring Commissioning Ceremony was held Thursday, May 12th in O'Donnell Auditorium, Whitlock Building. The speaker for the ceremony was Colonel Timothy R. Starke, Director of Operations, Kentucky Army National Guard Commander, 75th Troop Command.

2022 MSL Army ROTC Distinguished Alumni LTC Michael Dargavell

LTC Michael Dargavell

This years Military Science Distinguished Alumni Award with the College of Justice, Safety and Military Science was awarded to LTC Michael Dargavell. LTC Dargavell is the Professor of Military Science at the University of Louisville. He is an EKU alumni who graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice and was Commissioned at EKU in December 2004. His branch was Aviation.

EKU Army ROTC Staff Ride - Perryville

Staff Ride Perryville

MS3's and MS4's from EKU and UC participated in a staff ride to the Perryville battle site. As a group, the Cadets briefed each other as well as the ROTC Cadre on the battle and it's relevance to what they may face in the near future during their careers in the Army.

Veterans Memorial Ceremony & Military Appreciation Weekend

Veterans Memorial Ceremony & Military Appreciation

Saturday, November 20th, 2021 Military Appreciation Weekend-Veterans Memorial Ceremony. When Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star Spangled Banner"  over 200 years ago, he called America, "the land of the free and the home of the brave." Those words are as true today as they were then.

Annual EKU Army ROTC Halloween PT

Annual EKU Army ROTC Halloween PT

Thursday, October 28th, EKU Army ROTC held their annual Halloween PT Kickball Competition. The cadets meet at the intermural fields at 5:30 a.m. dressed-up and ready to participate. The 2nd Platoon (1st and 2nd Squard) won the kickball competition. While all cadets were impressively dressed, Cadet Johnson was the costume contest winner! #colonelspride

EKU Army ROTC represent during EKU Homecoming Parade

2021 EKU Homecoming Parade

It was with great pride and honor that EKU ROTC got to represent the Colonels' Battalion during the 2021 EKU Homecoming Parade. Cadets marched while being led by the ROTC Color Guard.

2021 MSL Army ROTC Cadet Stakes

George Rogers Clark High School

Cadet Stakes is an annual competition for JROTC high school programs. Junior cadets face various obstacles and are challenged with having to work together as a team to achieve many difficult tasks. This year EKU Army ROTC hosted 350 people, including spectators, parents, and cadets. Since the pandemic this event hasn't been hosted on campus since 2019.

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