ROTC History

Wheaton College president Hudson Taylor Armerding, a veteran and retired U.S. Navy Commander, gives the commissioning oath to new Lieutenants from the Crusader Battalion in 1984. The Crusader Battalion, and later the Rolling Thunder Battalion, has consistently commissioned top-tier Leutenants in the United States Army. Wheaton ROTC alumni have served in every branch of the Army, including the Reserves and the National Guard.