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Bulldog Battalion: Gonzaga's Military Science Department Marches on: Introduction

Case 1: Introduction

Case 1: Introduction

There is a long tradition between the military and Gonzaga dating back to 1900.  The Cadet program of today is vastly different from the program of yesterday.  As the times have changed, so have the programs here at Gonzaga.  Each era has its own unique characteristics and traditions.  But the goal has always remained the same:  to produce this country’s best and brightest military leaders. 

Cadets with Captain Gerhard Luhn (far right) on the front steps of the Administration Building, 1900

Cadets with Captain Gerhard Luhn (far right) on the front steps of the Administration Building, 1900

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Gonzaga’s Loyola Guard, 1960 – 1961

Gonzaga’s Loyola Guard, 1960 – 1961

Guard Commander, Cadet 1st Lt. Jerome G. Shaw (far left) and Second-in-Command, Cadet 1st Lt. George S. Hecomovich (far right)

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Loyola Guard Parade Helmet, 1950s to present

 Loyola Guard Parade Helmet, 1950s to present

Commonly referred to as “Chrome Dome” (the Loyola Guard morphed into the present day Color Guard)

Cadet with Canteen and Rifle, 2003

Cadet with Canteen and Rifle, 2003

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ROTC Cadets, 2009 – 2010

ROTC Cadets, 2009 – 2010

M-16 Blank Firing Adaptor, 1970’s to present

M-16 Blank Firing Adaptor, 1970’s to present

Used with training or “blank” rounds

M–16 A1 Training Simulator, 1970s to present

M–16 A1 Training Simulator, 1970s to present

Commonly referred to as a “Rubber Duck”

20 round M–16 magazines, 1970s to 1980s, 30 round M–16 magazines, 1980s to present

20 round M–16 magazines, 1970s to 1980s, 30 round M–16 magazines, 1980s to present

Flag Patch, 2001 – present, Unit Crest for Dress Uniform, 1950s to present, GU ROTC Patch for Dress Uniform, 1950s to present

Flag Patch, 2001 – present, Unit Crest for Dress Uniform, 1950s to present, GU ROTC Patch for Dress Uniform, 1950s to present

Flag Patch, 2001 – present

Worn on right sleeve, so the stars with the blue background indicates that the colors are moving forward

 Unit Crest for Dress Uniform, 1950s to present

 GU ROTC Patch for Dress Uniform, 1950s to present

Men’s and Women’s Officer Garrison Cap, 1970s – 2008

Men’s and Women’s Officer Garrison Cap, 1970s – 2008

Worn with class A/B uniform.

Bulldog Battalion, Coffee Mug, 2010

Bulldog Battalion, Coffee Mug, 2010