History of the Javelina Battalion
The Javelina Battalion ROTC training began in South Texas at then Texas A&I University in 1951. The program expanded to then Corpus Christi State University in December 1978 as the Javelina Battalion’s Charlie Company, which became its own battalion in 2007. The company expanded its Basic Course instruction to Del Mar College in the spring semester of 1984. In 1993, Texas A&I University changed its name to Texas A&M University-Kingsville. In 2003, the battalion added a school in Laredo, Texas: Texas A&M-International University. Both have already made themselves known in South Texas and continue the great traditions of the Javelina Battalion. One of our most famous ROTC graduates is LTG (ret.) R. Sanchez.