The Chippewa Battalion has a long and proud tradition of commissioning Officers in the United States Army. Since it's inception in 1952, over 1000 Officers have received their Commission through the Chippewa Battalion. The Graduates of CMU ROTC stand tall among giants, continuing to live by the values they learned here. Their Military and Civilian careers reflect their commitment to excellence and their determination to choose the hard right over the easy wrong. Chippewa Alumni have distinguished themselves as Soldiers and pillars of their communities. Officers rooted in the Chippewa Battalion have served in every major conflict since 1952, to include those still serving across the Middle East as part of the Global War on Terror. The Chippewa Battalion is proud to have played a significant role in the development of these individuals.
The CMU Army ROTC’s first graduating class at Summer Camp in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky in 1954. Left to right Front row: Chuck Hurley, Jack Dillon, Ken Frazier, Rick Anderson, Ken Fegan, Jack Currie, Larry Abbott; Second Row: Shirl Roberts, Joe Swallow, Ron Patrick, Herm Gorenflo, Lowell Frisch, Jim Williams, Al Tennant; Third row: Bill Sowle, Jerre Moore, John Frantz, Dan McBride, Kent Ward, Ralph Dulin; Fourth Row: Dick Smith, Dick Glynn; Standing: MAJ Vernon F. Pressentin, CMU VP Dr. Judson W. Foust and CMU Cadre MSG Mix and 1SG Bush