The Might Hawkeye Battalion Alumni Association

Dear Alumni,                                                                                                  

      Each year, here in Iowa City, we have the privilege of developing the US Army's next generation of officers. At the University of Iowa and Coe College, we prepare young freshmen, sophomores and juniors to lead and direct squads and platoons and we develop seniors to plan, prepare and lead the Battalion's leader development and outreach programs. Each year these young men and women grow and mature as leaders. Their journey includes classroom instruction, local field training and labs, and of course, all cadets must successfully complete US Army Cadet Command's summer training events - Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) and Cadet Leaders Course (CLC) at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Our cadets also have opportunities to participate in other US Army training programs like Airborne and Air Assault school, deployments for the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program, and summer internships like NSTP and CTLT. The culmination of each years training, education and hard work is the reward of commissioning our seniors into the ranks of US Army officers as Second Lieutenants.

      A large part of the Mighty Hawkeye Battalion's success is the support we receive from a strong community of supporters and friends. The MHBN’s current Cadre and Staff, in partnership with the MHBN’s past alumni and friends, are committed to establishing a strong bond and community between the ROTC Battalion’s current stewards, our former Cadre, Staff and commissioned officers, and the Battalion's many friends. To that end, our Army ROTC Alumni established a formal alumni association for the Battalion, The "Mighty Hawkeye Battalion Alumni Association" (MHBAA). The Association is seeking recognition as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and achieved several milestones including the selection of Association leaders, approval of organizational by-laws and selection of board members.

     The Alumni Association is open to former MHBN Cadre, Staff and Cadets - to include the Battalion's newly commissioned 2nd Lieutenants! The Association is also open to the friends and supporters of the Battalion past and present and requires no payment of dues or fees to participate. However, if you are moved to contribute time, treasure and/or other resources to the Cadets, there will be many opportunities that one can pursue to ensure the success of our program and our current Cadets. 

      There are many benefits to serving as a member of the Mighty Hawkeye Battalion’s Alumni Association. As a member you will have access to member contact information enabling you to stay in touch with friends, fellow classmates, and Cadre. You will be able to participate in future Alumni events, receive regular newsletters from the MHBN to stay current with Cadet activities, and e-mail notifications, if requested, regarding other support activities. Information about how to join the Alumni Association is included on this webpage. Please feel free to contact the MHBN Cadre and Staff to inquire about opportunities to join and support the Program. Please feel free to share with other MHBN Alumni and friends this great opportunity. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us. 

      If you’re interested in joining today, please fill out the Alumni Association information sheet online or send it to UI Army ROTC, Department of Military Science, 101 South Quad, Iowa City, IA 52242; fax to (319) 335-9189; or email it to


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MG (R) Kenneth Leuer

Major General Kenneth Leuer is a 1956 graduate of the University of Iowa and a former Iowa Wrestling National Champion. A native of Wayzata, MN, MG Leuer finished a perfect senior wrestling season by winning the 1956 NCAA Wrestling Championship in the 191-pound weight class. He won a Big Ten title that same year and finished his Hawkeye career with a 86-5-2 record and a pair of All-America honors.

MG Leuer graduated from the University of Iowa in 1956 with a degree in Business Administration and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. He served for 32 years in the United States Army rising to the rank of Major General.