- Prospects/ Incoming Students
- About Us
- Current Cadets
- News & Events
- Related Links
- Contact Us
A Proud History, A Bright Future: The Sun Devil Battalion
The Arizona State University ROTC Battalion has been proud to help develop the leaders of tomorrow.
The Department of Military Science at Arizona State University was founded in 1935 and is located on the Tempe campus. ASU is a world-class university in the heart of the Phoenix metropolitan area. With an enrollment of more than 68,000 students, ASU is the largest university in the nation. It has Research I status, more than 250 academic programs and has won 30 national championships in a wide range of NCAA sports since 1990.
ASU Army ROTC includes its cross-enrolled institution, Grand Canyon University (GCU) in central Phoenix. The Samaritan School of Nursing at GCU has a tremendous academic reputation and has earned a partnership in nursing excellence agreement with the U.S. Army. GCU nurses historically average some of the highest nurse licensing board scores within Cadet Command. The recent accomplishments of both the ASU ROTC programs has been significant. ASU Army ROTC was the 1999 recipient of the General Douglas MacArthur Award for the best large school program in the Western region. In addition, the ASU Ranger Challenge Team has placed in the top 10 percent of large schools in California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah, and has been among the top three for the last four years.
The Sun Devil Team took home the ROTC team trophy at the 12th Annual Bataan Death March Commemoration at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. GCU Army ROTC produced the Golden Bear Nursing Excellence award recipient in 1998. ASU produced the AUSA Task Force Smith Saber recipient this past year. In addition to the traditional ROTC curriculum, Sun Devil cadets have the opportunity to be in the Desert Rangers, the Scabbard and Blade Honor Fraternity, and the Color Guard. ASU Army ROTC is exciting, challenging and professional.