Welcome to the official fan page for the Golden Eagle Battalion, Army ROTC.
The Golden Eagle Battallion (GEB) is Milwaukee's ROTC program. Partnering with other schools in the area, including UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), and Concordia University, the GEB trains college students to lead. As a commissioned officer in the United States Army, former GEB ROTC Cadets leave college to make a difference in their world.
The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) was established when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Defense Act of 1916. Since its inception, Army ROTC has provided leadership and military training at schools and universities across the country and has commissioned more than a half million Officers. It is the largest commissioning source in the American military.
Army ROTC is one of the most demanding and successful leadership programs in the country. For years, Army ROTC has been creating leaders who go on to rewarding careers in the military and civilian worlds.
Army ROTC produces approximately 60 percent of the Second Lieutenants who join the active Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard. More than 40 percent of current Active Duty Army General Officers were commissioned through ROTC.