Last week, members of the campus community and Chancellor Kent Syverud gathered in the Dome for the 102nd Annual Chancellor’s Review of the Syracuse University Army and Air Force ROTC cadets. Syracuse boasts the longest consecutively running ROTC program in the country—a legacy in keeping with the University tradition of support for veterans and military families as the “best place for veterans.”

During the event, Chancellor Syverud announced an impressive milestone related to the University’s commitment: “I’m proud to say that veteran and military-connected enrollment has passed five percent of our total enrollment here at Syracuse University.”

“Our Army and Air Force ROTC programs and cadets are terrific exemplars of the University’s commitment to service,” says Ron Novack, executive director of the OVMA. “As we further our initiatives and resources for veterans and military-connected students and staff, the ROTC program remains a strategic pillar of Syracuse University’s campus community and to the defense of our nation. These cadets are driven, ambitious and hardworking. It is a privilege to have them as members of our university and prepare them to lead the next generation of our country’s armed forces.”

Read the full story here and you can watch the ‘Cuse Cast below highlighting the event.