Army ROTC/Ball State

Cadet Command Headquarters






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To contact the Cardinal Battalion, call 1-800-552-7721.  You can also visit us on campus.  The office for the Department of Military Science is located in Ball Gym, Room 111.   


Office Phone:  (765) 285-8341

Fax:  (765) 285-8344

Program Overview

ROTC is the Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps--a program that prepares college students to earn commissions in the United States Army as Second-Lieutenants upon graduation by teaching them "the science of warfare and the art of leadership".  To learn more about ROTC, click on the ROTC shield below.  The Shield, worn by all ROTC cadets and cadre from every Army ROTC program around the country and territories of the United States, is divided into quarters representing each of the four traditional Military Science courses.  Our Motto is "LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE".

    Mission Statement   

    The BSU Department of Military Science and Leadership Development will serve as the premier leadership development program on three different campuses, Ball State University, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Indiana Purdue at Fort Wayne University, by attracting, preparing, mentoring, and developing quality cadets into professional officers and developing our reputation as a positive contributing member of each campus using immersive learning opportunities.

Army Values

The Army ROTC program at Ball State University is looking for quality students, athletes, and leaders capable of leading America's Army.  In order to do so, we stress the importance of living the Army Values.  These seven core values are LOYALTY, DUTY, RESPECT, SELFLESS SERVICE, HONOR, INTEGRITY, and PERSONAL COURAGE








For more information, call 1-800-552-7721



The lamp represents the pursuit of knowledge, higher learning, and the partnership of Army ROTC with American colleges and universities.
The Helmet is symbolic of the ancient civilization's concept of the warrior scholar.
The sword signifies courage, gallantry, and self-sacrifice intrinsic to the profession of arms.

The unit patch of the Cardinal Battalion at Ball State University, shown to the right, depicts the statue of Beneficence, a civil testimonial to the legacy of the Ball Brothers, founders of Ball State University.

You can visit the Department of Military Science and Ball State's Army ROTC program located in Ball Gym. BSU ROTC is now offering classes/training on the Indiana Wesleyan University and Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) campuses, click here for more information about IWU and here for information about IPFW


To contact the United States Cadet Command SHARP Team, please call the helpline: 1-855-472-6538

24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline:  1-800-273-TALK (8255)

DoD Safe Helpline:  1-877-995-5247


BSU Unit Patch


For more information contact SFC Gullett at 1(800) 552-7721

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