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Military Education

University of Florida

 
 
Military Education Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
1. Military Education Marker
Inscription.  
Military education, mandated by the Land-Grant Colleges Act of 1862, is rooted in UF’s earliest history. Drill and rifle instruction were part of every male student’s life. Officer training was offered as elective instruction in 1909. UF became one of 16 inaugural Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units created by the National Defense Education Act. Originally established as an Army infantry unit, ROTC added horse-drawn field artillery in 1928. Eventually, all military branches were represented at UF (Air Force in 1946 and Navy in 1972). Compulsory military training ended in 1969, but the tradition of military education continued. This site marks the location of the Artillery Barn., which served as a stable and armory, and the battalion drill fields that extended north to University Avenue.
 
Erected 2010 by University of Florida.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 29° 38.902′ N, 82° 21.052′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Memorial is on Stadium
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Road, 0.1 miles north of Gale Lemerand Drive, on the right when traveling west. no changes made. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville FL 32611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Erik Suh (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Jack R. Harvey (within shouting distance of this marker); Steve Spurrier (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Danny Wuerffel (about 500 feet away); Wilber Marshall (about 500 feet away); Emmitt Smith (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Steve Spurrier (about 500 feet away); Wes Chandler (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Military Education Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
2. Military Education Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on May 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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