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2020 EKU Army ROTC Virtual Commissioning Ceremony

Virtual Commissioning EKU ROTC

Congratulations 2020 Eastern Kentucky University Military Science and Leadership Army ROTC graduates! Thursday, May 7th, EKU ROTC held its first virtual ceremony to commission 8 cadets as 2nd Lieutenants.

Spring 2020 ROTC Open House

ROTC Open House

Saturday, February 29th, EKU Colonels' Battalion hosted our first Open House in Weaver. Over 30 high school juniors and seniors joined us for a round robin of informational classes, campus tours and lunch catered by McAlister's provided by the National Guard. We are looking forward to seeing these future Colonels in the Fall! #colonelspride

EKU ROTC conducted first Army Physical Fitness Training (APFT)


Eastern Kentucky University ROTC Colonels conducted their first Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) of the semester to measure their endurance, strength, and speed. At lab, our freshman learned how to move with the use of Individual Movement Techniques (IMTs). Our sophomores learned about packing a ruck and what to take to the field training exercises (FTX).

Honorary Colonels Awarded by LTC Jerimiah Corbin, EKU ROTC

Honorary Colonels

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 the Colonels' Battalion and LTC Jerimiah Corbin presented Denise Harris and Magan Lewis with an "Honorary Colonels" Award. Mrs. Harris is the Manager of Space Plan Utilization  and Mrs. Lewis is the Manager of the Relocation Crew for Eastern Kentucky University.

ROTC Special Recognition Ceremony

EKU ROTC Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 the Colonels' Battalion recognized a special group of EKU employee who have made our move into Weaver a breeze! The entire process included over 40 craft employees from painting, carpentery, heating, flooring, and much more. Thank you to all the Facilities Services employees for their hard work. Colonel's Pride!

The Military Science and Leadership Department Army ROTC has moved to a new location. Welcome to Weaver!

Weaver Move 2019

Eastern Kentucky University Military Science and Leadership Department Army ROTC has moved to a new location. The new location for the department is 217 Park Drive, Weaver, Richmond, KY 40475. The main offices are in suite 200, second floor; instructor offices are inside Weaver gym suite 300; classrooms and cadet study area are located on the third floor.

ROTC and Student Life Host Memorial Stair Climb

ROTC cadets stand guard around piece of twin towers

Every year on September 11th Eastern Kentucky University’s ROTC program works alongside Student Life to host the 9/11 ceremony and stair climb. EKU is the only school in the state to hold an event like this.

Whitney Named 2019 Colonel's Battalion Distinguished Alum

LTC Jerimiah Corbin, LTC (R) Jack Whitney

The EKU Colonel's Battalion was pleased to present the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award to LTC (R) Jack Whitney. The award was presented at the ROTC Award Ceremony during the 2019 spring semester.

Distinguished Alum Hardy Tribble Honored

Hardy Tribble with ROTC cadets

On the morning of Thursday, May 2, 2019, faculty and staff of the College of Business and Technology, as well as EKU administration, ROTC cadets and students, joined alumnus John Hardy Tribble and his family and friends for a special dedication as the ROTC Challenge Course was renamed to the John Hardy Tribble Challenge Course. 

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