Berkeley’s military history

Famous for its Vietnam war protests, UC Berkeley is less-known for its long and unbroken tradition of military training and service. From 1870 until 1962, all male students received mandatory military instruction. What became the ROTC produced distinguished programs and graduates, and although pushback eventually ended the required training, the Military Affairs Program endures, and a model center for student-veterans is expanding.

Project team:
Steve Finacom, Gretchen Kell – research/writing
Melani King, Hulda Nelson – design/web production