Our Mission

The James Madison University "Duke" Battalion recruits, develops, trains and commissions agile and adaptive warrior leaders to meet US Army leadership requirements and motivates young people through caring leadership to be better citizens committed to lifelong service of the community and Nation. Our Program is committed to excellence, discipline and high standards every day! Maintain a fully resourced leadership development program with a continued and improved national reputation for excellence, a reputation that sustains enrollment and retention in the Duke Battalion of the highest potential young men and women. 


Our graduates are educated enlightened citizens and competent military leaders who are grounded in Army values, military ethics, and basic war fighting skills. Leaders who are physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually prepared to lead Soldiers in peace and war with a commitment to serving our Nation. 

We want our cadets to be the elite leadership development and service organization at JMU. Committed to excellence, discipline and high standards every day. Maintain a fully resourced leadership development program with a continued and improved national reputation for excellence -- a reputation that sustains enrollment and retention in the Duke Battalion of the highest potential young men and women.

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