The MSU Eagle Battalion has continually provided Officers to the U.S. Army throughout its 38 year history. Since the first Commissioning Ceremony with 34 Second Lieutenants in 1970, Morehead State University ROTC has commissioned over 600 Officers.
The Morehead State University Eagle Battalion was activated on 1 January 1968, as announced by General Order Number 28, Headquarters, First United States Army, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, dated 15 February 1968. Initially all male MSU students were required to enroll in ROTC as a requirement for graduation. Since the fall semester of 1971 ROTC is no longer a requirement for MSU male freshman, but the Basic Course is still open to students from any academic major. All ROTC classes at MSU count as elective credit toward graduation and cadets that receive their commission are awarded a minor in Military Science.
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Minor in Military Science
Admission to Morehead State University (see MSU admission requirements).
To participate in 100 and 200 level courses: Admission to MSU.
To contract: Admission to Morehead State University (unconditional), minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA, meet physical standards as determined by medical and eye examination, and pass the Army Physical Fitness Test with 60% score in each event (2-mile run, push-ups, and sit-ups).