C. W. Bill Young Hall (CWY)
C. W. Bill Young Hall (CWY) is the home of the university's Joint Military Leadership Center (JMLC) and the Army, Naval and Air Force ROTC programs.
- A federal grant combined with university funding and donor contributions produced this 53,000 sq. ft., four story building.
- Construction formally commenced with a Ground Breaking Ceremony held on September 11, 2006, the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. To commemorate this anniversary, steel from the World Trade Center, limestone from the Pentagon and soil from the Shanksville, PA crash site were presented to then President Judy Genshaft and are now on display as a memorial on the 2nd floor of the CWY building.
- The building is named after Florida Congressman Charles William "Bill" Young who was instrumental in supporting its construction. Bill Young was the longest-serving Republican member of Congress at the time of his death in 2013. He was the senior member of the Florida congressional delegation and the senior Republican in the entire Congress, House and Senate. He served over 50 years in public office (10 in the Florida State Senate and 41 in the United States Congress).
- Officially opened in November of 2007, the completed building houses both ROTC dedicated and general university use auditoriums and classrooms; a weapons simulation room; conference rooms, office and storage spaces for the JMLC, and the Army, Naval and Air Force ROTC; a joint Cadet/Midshipmen lounge; a joint computer lab/library and several public meeting spaces.
Additional features of C.W. Bill Young Hall:
- The Brick Pathway to Selfless Service which physically leads from the street to the building's main entrance and symbolically leads to what the ROTC programs instill in the hearts and minds of the students. Bricks purchased in the JMLC Brick Program are placed here. For additional information go to the JMLC Brick Program page.
- Flag poles for the display of the U.S/State of Florida flags, and the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard service flags.
- Historic U.S. flag display in the first floor rotunda.
- A rappelling wall for use primarily by the Army ROTC for required field training preparation.
- A 9/11 memorial display in the 2nd floor rotunda.