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Brigham Young University. Army ROTC


Administrative History

The Brigham Young University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) (1968- ) was created on the 29 April 1968 to supplement the already existing Air Force ROTC program.

A building was constructed specifically for the ROTC programs (both Army and Air Force) and dedicated as the Daniel H. Wells ROTC Building October 1968. The first course of instruction was held during the 1968 spring term with a faculty and staff of four officers, two enlisted men, and two civilians. David R. Lyon, colonel, field artillery, was the first professor of military science. Extracurricular activities at that time included a drill team, rifle marksmanship team, color guard, and the Army sponsor corps. Later, the Army ROTC chorus, the Army ROTC band, and a ranger company were organized.

BYU Marriott School, Dec. 12, 2011: Army ROTC History (Army ROTC, April 29, 1968, Daniel H. Wells building October 1968, spring term 1968, four officers, two enlisted men, two civilians, David R. Lyon, colonel, field artillery, first military science professor, extracurricular activities, drill team, rifle marksmanship, color guard, Army sponsor corps, Army ROTC chorus, band, ranger company)

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Photographs of Reserve Officers' Training Corps, approximately 1918-1970

 Series — Carton 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8; Series 9; Series 10; Series 11; Series 12; Series 13; Series 14; Series 15; Series 16 [Barcode: 31197233282521], Folder: 30-33
Identifier: UA 1070 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of the men and women Army and Air Force ROTC programs at Brigham Young University, including photographs of students while training and drilling, officers, and the Wells Building. Also contains several photographs of the students in the 1918 Student Army Training Corps. The corps was created to supplement the 1918 war effort, but was closed in December of the same year due to the influenza epidemic, circa 1918-1970.

Dates: approximately 1918-1970

University Communications files on the Department of Military Science, 1969-2000

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5395 Series 5 Sub-Series 17
Scope and Contents note

Contains newspaper clippings and news releases concerning the department of Military Science from 1969 to 1987. Materials also concern the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Army ROTC, ROTC's Veteran's Day Ceremony for alumni, AFROTC--Angel Flight 1987 (Bernard F. Fisher), and military week.

Dates: 1969-2000

Additional filters:

Financial records 10
Letters 10
Meetings 10
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
College students -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 1