PMC Legacy Award

     

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Dauntless Battalion Annual Award Ceremony

April 27, 2021 Starting at 4:00pm

(1600 hrs for our military Brothers)

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The Pennsylvania Military College Legacy Award is given annually to a cadet from each academic class year of the ROTC Dauntless Battalion. The Dauntless Battalion is headquartered at Widener University with the PMS located there as well. The Professor of Military Science in conjunction with the cadre, select award winners based on which cadets exhibit the character traits that best represent the legacy of PMC. The Dauntless Battalion consists of four Companies, Alpha through Delta. 

                                                

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The Dauntless Battalion provides training on Widener’s campus. The program is open to students at Neumann University, Penn State Brandywine, Villanova University, Penn State Abington, West Chester University, Cheyney University, and Immaculata University.

The Battalion organization is:
Alpha Company
Widener University
Neumann University
Penn State-Brandywine
Bravo Company
Villanova University
Charlie Company
Penn State-Abington
Delta Company
West Chester University
• Cheyney University
• Immaculata University

There are very few ROTC units that have a heritage as rich and long as the Dauntless Battalion has. The Pennsylvania Military College was established in 1821. PMC boasts such achievements as a Gettysburg Campaign streamer, alumni that served in all four military branches across all USA conflicts, and alumni such as Cecille B. DeMile, William J. Wolfgram, John Geoghegan, GEN (R) John Tilelli, and many additional outstanding alumni.

      

                                                1892 - 1966                      1966 - 1972

This understanding of our heritage is the key requirement for selection of the cadet from each academic class across all participating colleges/universities. Cadre from each company select the cadet from each of their academic classes that best represent PMC. The nominees are presented in front of all the Cadre. After their achievements are presented, the Professor of Military Science makes the final decision on the winners.

Did You Know?

In 1966, the Department of the Army designed a new seal for PMC.

The insignia contains a Keystone with a gold cross crosslet, referring to the Coat of Arms of Lord De La Warr, namesake of the State of Delaware where the college had its earliest beginnings. Two crossed Civil War swords, one Union and one Confederate, overlap the crest. They denote the outbreak of the Civil War and the move to Pennsylvania where the college was incorporated under an act of the State Legislature as a military college. The Keystone could also be found on the PMC patch.

The colors red, white, and gold represent the PMC colors chosen in 1894 to signify the Artillery, Infantry, and Cavalry, respectively.

Dauntless refers to the “Dauntless Battalion March” written by, the famed “March King,” John Philip Sousa in 1923 and dedicated to the Cadets of PMC. The crossed sabers on the Dauntless Coat of Arms represent the long association with the cavalry unit at PMC. The “Battery Robinett” cannon honors Henry C. Robinett, DMA Class of 1860, and that still fires at home football games.

Wolfgram Digital Collection Seals and Emblems

John Philip Sousa's "The Dauntless Battalion" - PMC and the rest of the story!

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Additional information about today’s Dauntless Battalion

About the Dauntless Battalion

Army ROTC is a leadership development program run by the Military Science Department. Students develop their leadership abilities by learning critical-thinking skills; the value of character, competence and courage; self-discipline; and team building.

Students also challenge themselves through participation in activities such as physical fitness, orienteering, rappelling, small-unit tactics, marksmanship, and leadership reaction courses.

Additionally, ROTC Cadets are eligible to apply for generous scholarships that can cover the full cost of tuition as well as room and board.

Upon completion of the ROTC program and fulfillment of all requirements for a baccalaureate degree, a student may receive a commission as a second lieutenant and is eligible for assignment with the Active or Reserve Forces of the U.S. Army.

Alpha Company
Widener University
Neumann University
Penn State-Brandywine
Bravo Company
Villanova University
Charlie Company
Penn State-Abington
Delta Company
West Chester University
• Cheyney University  
• Immaculata University 

The Dauntless Battalion Regs – with reference to PMC

Commissioning New Officers

Dauntless Battalion Army Rotc - FAQ

                                           

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