|HARVARD FACULTY CLUB, 13 December 2002 -- A group of
Security Fellows and ROTC students attended the second annual Harvard National Security Fellow - ROTC Student
Mentorship Breakfast at the Harvard Faculty Club.
The National Security Fellows are senior military officers with about 20 years of military experience who have come to Harvard's Kennedy School of Government for a year of advanced study. The ROTC students are undergraduates at Harvard who do their ROTC training under the auspices of the nearby MIT ROTC program. The Mentorship Breakfast allows all of the students and fellows get to get to know one another. In addition a one-on-one mentoring relationship is set up between students and fellows.
The Fellows told about their military carriers and shared leadership lessons. One theme was volunteering: the students were told that "Navy" does not stand for "Never Again Volunteer Yourself" and the mark of a great leader is someone who can "take bad jobs and turn them into good jobs".
Cadets and midshipmen met their National Security Fellow mentors and other guests from Advocates for Harvard ROTC and the Harvard ROTC Alumni Fund. Midshipman Peter Brooks '06 related how he found the Advocates for ROTC Web site before coming to Harvard and read about the enhanced role of ROTC at Harvard.
Army ROTC cadet George Morris '04 presented a Certificate of Appreciation to David Clayman '38 by on behalf of COL J.C. Allard, Commander of the Army's First ROTC Region.
The Mentorship Breakfast was organized by midshipman Jeff Munns '03 and cadet Jamin B. Wilson '04, president and vice-president of the National Defense Forum, and LTC Scott Cottrell, a National Security Fellow. The breakfast was supported by the Harvard ROTC Alumni Fund, which sponsors many activities to support the ROTC students at Harvard.
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