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Saluki Strike Battalion


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FATS Training during LTX After the Polar Plunge Land Navigation during LTX Camera inside HEAT trainer HMMWV Eggress Assistance Training

Welcome to the Saluki Strike Battalion

Our Mission

SIU-Carbondale Army ROTC selects, educates, trains, and commissions college students to be officers and leaders of character in the Total Army; instills the values of citizenship, national and community service, personal responsibility, and sense of accomplishment in high school students.

Recent Activities:

This spring semester has brought many events and challenges to our cadets.  With field training and leader challenges, leadership skills develop to enhance the critical thinking of the cadets in our program.  We focus on how any type of problem in any situation can be solved.  If you are interested in how you can better your leadership skills, call or email the Recruiting Operations Officer, Mr. Shannon Lewey, at 618-453-7563 or

Stayed tuned for highlights and updates.  You can also visit out Facebook page at


Attention Alumni!  We have officially started making the Alumni Tracker where you can input yourself into your class by going to the Alumni tab and then going to the Add Yourself To Your Class Tab or you can go to the online form, it’s quick and easy.