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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. 

Cadet James Pettit Places First in 2019 Capstone Competition

Dr. Tom Erekson and first place winner James Pettit

Congratulations to Cadet James Pettit (Police Studies major with a Military Science minor) for placing first at the 2019 Dr. Glen Kleine Capstone Presentations.

Local High School Students Spend the Day with ROTC

High school students wait in line beneath the rappel tower

A group of Madison Central High School students were invited to spend the day with EKU ROTC on Thursday, April 19. Most the students were athletes from various teams, including volleyball, wrestling, football, and softball, among others. 

Colonel's Challenge 2018

Colonel's Challenge 2018

20 Highly motivated freshman reported into the EKU ROTC program.  The new cadets were lead by the MS IV cadre through a three day program designed to help the new freshman learn the fundamentals of being a cadet.  The three day's included moving into their dorm rooms, classes on the Battalion SOP, Campus tour, Drill and Ceremony, Train like a Warrior competition, and intermural sp

Miller Named 2018 Colonel's Battalion Distinguished Alum

Chaplain (COL) Alvin E. Miller

Bishop Alvin E Miller Sr was born in Fort Pierce, Florida. He is a 1977 graduate of Fort Pierce Central High School where he was an All-State Football Player. In 1979, he led Eastern Kentucky University to winning the NCAA-1AA National Football Championship (the first in school history).

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