The USI ROTC program was established in 2001 as part of the Wabash Battalion Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT). The USI Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (SROTC) was established as a Reserve Components Test Program, in which resources from the Indiana National Guard and Army Cadet Command were contributed to the establishment and sustainment of the program. The University of Evansville ROTC is an affiliate of the Eagle Detachment. USI ROTC has commissioned many officers who have gone on to serve in the Active Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard. Many of these officers deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). The USI ROTC program mirrors the Cadet Motto of, "Scholar-Athlete-Leader". This means that the top priority for Cadets enrolled in USI ROTC is a focus on their grades. USI ROTC graduates an outstanding 99% of cadets who receive scholarship contracts.