About the Battalion

Teaching The Leaders Of Tomorrow

Boston University houses the Charles River Battalion with Cadets from Boston University, Stonehill College, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Bridgewater State University, Curry College, and Wheaton College.


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History of the Charles River Battalion

Military education at Boston University dates back to World War I when the Student’s Army Training corps was established.  Units have been on campus since 1919, with the exception of a ten-year period during the 1970s.  Army ROTC’s presence at Boston University resumed in 1980 when it was accorded recognition as a host detachment.  More then three thousand military officers have received degrees from Boston University.  Some two thousand one hundred officers have been commissioned through Boston University’s Army ROTC program.