About the Battalion
Teaching The Leaders Of Tomorrow
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.