About the Battalion
TEACHING THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW
West Virginia University Army ROTC, located in Stansbury Hall in downtown Morgantown, WV, is known as the Mountaineer Battalion and carries on the strong heritage of men and women who have made the commitment to serve loyally to the ROTC program and the United States Army. Here you will find a demanding and challenging program that will reap numerous personal rewards throughout your life. This will add new dimensions to your career path with training that instills self-confidence, leadership, teamwork, ethical values, and patriotism.
The history of today’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps at West Virginia University is as old as West Virginia University itself. The Morril Act of 1862 signed by President Abraham Lincoln required all land grant universities to “teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture, the mechanical arts and military tactics.” On February 8th, 1867 the newly formed West Virginia legislature passed an act permanently establishing the Agriculture College of West Virginia, renamed West Virginia University a year later, and the WVU Corps of Cadets was officially born.
Learn more about the history of the Mountaineer Battalion: Battalion History
FACULTY AND STAFF
WVU has produced thousands of officers and offers the best military training to students and Cadets. This reflects highly on the men and women who have proudly served as Cadre members teaching, counseling, and leading from the front to shape the future leaders.
Our Cadre: Faculty and Staff
One of the best ways to see if Army ROTC is right for you is to learn how alumni have benefited from the experience.