The Portland Battalion has been training Officers in the greater Portland area since WWII. Our battalion headquarters is here on the University of Portland campus. The
name "Portland Battalion" encompasses 5ROTCprograms under one unit, with the
headquarters located at the University of Portland (UP). Originally named the
"Pilot Battalion", the Battalion was made up of what was the Viking Battalion, originally from the Portland State University Campus.In 1996 theROTCprogram
was moved to the University of Portland encompassing Portland State University and University of Portland to create what we call today the Portland Battalion.
cadets from University of Portland, Portland State University, Eastern Oregon
University, Lewis and Clark, and Washington State University-Vancouver train together
under the "Portland Battalion" banner. The Portland Battalion is a
cadet run unit that is set-up much like an Army battalion, with cadets holding
all leadership and staff positions. The battalion trains cadets to guide and
direct others as the future Army leaders.