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ROTC Coverage Added Recently

  • 24 May 2017 Harvard Gazette article "Departing as leaders: Praise, counsel, gratitude for six seniors at ROTC commissioning ceremony".  Note:  Gen. John Hyten ’81 "recalled his own commissioning, which took place at MIT because Harvard had ended ROTC’s formal University presence during the Vietnam War, and praised Faust for her efforts to return ROTC to campus, starting in 2011."
  • 24 May 2017 Harvard Magazine article "To Lead Must Necessarily Mean to Serve".  Note:  Gen. John Hyten ’81 discussed the oath for officers: "the cool part about that oath is that it swears allegiance to the ideals written down on a piece of paper—not to a king, not to a monarch, not to a political party, not to a president—to a Constitution."
  • 24 May 2017 speech by Harvard President Drew Faust "2017 Remarks at ROTC Commissioning Ceremony".  Note: She said: "our free and open society and our democracy are dependent on citizens’ trust. Yet individuals and institutions are unlikely to be trusted if they seem to be only about themselves. To lead must necessarily mean to serve... Only when there is trust can there be effective leadership."
  • 23 May 2017 Harvard Business Review article "What I Learned from Transforming the U.S. Military’s Approach to Talent".  Note: Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter writes "too many talented students did not know about ROTC until they were already on campus. So the Defense Department will now offer more two- and three-year ROTC scholarships to students interested in joining after their freshman or sophomore years."

Older material added recently:

  • 18 Juanuary 2017 MIT News article "MIT Air Force ROTC Detachment 365 named best in the nation".  Note: "Among other accomplishments, Detachment 365 achieved the highest overall grade point average of 3.545/4.0 and physical fitness scores of 97.42/100. "
  • 29 December 2016 MIT News article "Martin York named U.S. Air Force Cadet of the Year".  Note:  In addition to his ROTC role, he was in the top 1% of his MIT class academically and "worked as a research assistant on the groundbreaking D-8 “Double-Bubble” design for a future commercial aircraft".
  • 17 February 2016 Harvard Crimson column "So Much for Cover: Camouflaged" by Nathan L. Williams '18.  Note:  An Army ROTC student reports "walking into class in uniform, I feel like I’m on trial. The atmosphere becomes tense; people look at me as if I’m spearheading some sort of military takeover of Harvard."

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