Methodist University History

Methodist University
‘Monarch Company’
Campbell Battalion
ROTC History

The Methodist Army ROTC Department has been in existence since 1976 when Methodist College signed a cross enrolled agreement with Campbell University. The first two lieutenants were commissioned in 1978. Since then, there have been 165 officers commissioned from Methodist College (through 2004). Methodist College Cadets are fully integrated with the Campbell Battalion for administration, leadership positions, field training exercises and accessions. Methodist College Cadets serve on the battalion staff and have even been the Campbell Battalion Cadet commanders.

Cadets at Methodist College are in the Monarch Company and take their classes, physical training and leadership labs at Methodist College. There are two Cadre serving at Methodist College with offices in the South Administration Complex. 2004 was a banner year at Methodist College with the commissioning of 12 officers – the most since 1882 – and commissioning conducted during commencement by retired General and Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Hugh Shelton. Officers at Methodist College have been assigned to all branches of the Army and continue to serve in the Army with distinction.