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Welcome to the Raider Battalion! On behalf of the Raider Battalion Cadets and Cadre, we welcome you to join our ranks. The instructors (Cadre) and staff assigned to the Raider Battalion serve selflessly to provide world-class military and leadership training. We follow a structured program of military history, leadership and national security. The Wright State University Army ROTC Detachment has been in existence since 1970.

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The program started as extension program of the University of Dayton. In 1997, the Raider Battalion became a host program establishing its own traditions, history and lineage. The Raider Battalion has commissioned hundreds of officers into the United States Army where they serve proudly in the Regular Army (active duty), in the United States Army Reserve or the National Guard.

The Cadre and staff abide by the Wright State University’s foundational principles and the Army Values. The Raider Battalion Cadets are dedicated to succeed and excel physically, academically and in all the dimensions of leadership. We hope you become a part of our team and become part of the less than 1% of the U.S. population who serves our country as a commissioned officer!

Wright State University Raider Battalion
“Wisdom, Strength, Unity...Raiders!”

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News and Announcements


  • If you are currently a Junior here at WSU or have been accepted to Wright State University Graduate program consider taking Army ROTC. We have a special 2 year ROTC program for Junior undergraduates and graduate students. 

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National Guard opens doors for Wright State senior

Scott Nicholson is working toward a business management degree at Wright State while also serving in the National Guard and Army ROTC.

Military might

On April 24, Wright State Air Force and Army ROTC cadets competed in a friendly but grueling exercise competition called the Provost Cup.

Cybersecurity competition expected to draw college, high school teams to Wright State on Dec. 1

Wright State’s Army ROTC and the Department of Computer Science will host the Cyber Raider competition on Dec. 1.

U.S. Army names Wright State a Center of Excellence for Nursing

The designation makes the Wright State College of Nursing and Health a preferred destination for ROTC cadets who want to work as nurses.