History of Task Force Blue Ridge

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
“Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” 

  And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”  - Isaiah 6:8


The Liberty University Army ROTC program began as the Eagle Battalion in 1979 in cooperation with Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia with five cadets and two cadre members. It was disbanded in 1984.

The Eagle Battalion was reestablished in 2001 as a partnership school with the Cavalier Battalion at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia with five cadets.

In 2013 Liberty University's Eagle Battalion and UVA's Cavalier Battalion both became known as Task Force Blue Ridge in order to share a common name and signify our partnership.

There are currently five full-time and two part-time cadre members that oversee the Eagle Battalion. Visit the Cadre and Staff page for more details.

Physical Fitness

Physical fitness is an important aspect of ROTC and Task Force Blue Ridge. Cadets will be expected to regularly demonstrate push-ups, sit-ups, and a two-mile run.

Properly interpreted, performance in physical fitness shows the following:

  • Individual physical fitness level
  • Unit physical fitness level
  • Physical fitness deficiencies
  • Cadets needing special attention