The Panther Battalion

The Department of Military Science is home to the UNI ROTC Panther Battalion (BN), located in the Nielsen Field House at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The Panther Battalion is one of the top programs in the Midwest, being recognized as the most overall improved program in 2017 and first overall for recruiting and retention for two years running in 2016 and 2017.

Nielsen Fieldhouse

UNI ROTC Opportunities

The UNI ROTC BN oversees the ROTC program at the University of Dubuque and cross-town partner Loras College in eastern Iowa. Students from these two schools join UNI cadets several times a year to conduct training.

For UNI students looking to finish their education at Allen College, UNI ROTC has a strong working relationship with Allen and ROTC offers many opportunities for students considering a career as an Army Nurse.

UNI Military Science classes are also available to students at Hawkeye Community College who are considering transferring to UNI to finish their degree. It is a great opportunity to get familiar with the campus and start getting to know other students on campus.

If you are interested in a career in the Army please contact UNI-ROTC Scholarship and Enrollment Officer, to find out what benefits and scholarships are available to help you achieve your education and career goals.

Mr. Willie Jones: 319-273-6225 or