ROTC Past News and Events

ROTC Cadets volunteer in University COVID-19 Testing Efforts

On Oct. 6, the University’s Public Health Team identified an emerging cluster of positive COVID-19 cases on campus. Testing revealed more than 60 new cases over the next four days. After consulting with the Onondaga County Health Department, the University determined that aggressive action was needed. This new threat demanded enhanced surveillance testing. “We needed a lot of help and support,” says Pruthvi Kilaru, program manager in the Department of Public Health in the Falk College. Volunteers were needed to swab and log samples at the stadium on a mass scale. The Public Health Team also needed assistance in the lab to pool samples before they were sent to the lab.

The University’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) answered the call. Led by political science and Middle Eastern studies major Zach Baxter ’21, since Oct. 7 a total of 43 cadets have logged 175 volunteer hours and facilitated an estimated 6000 tests. “Zach has been an integral part in getting people signed up and getting us staffed. They have really been amazing,” says Kilaru.

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ROTC Cadets Participated in Operation Agile Leader (OAL)

In August CDTs participated in Operation Agile Leader (OAL) the local replacement for the annual Advanced Camp training at Ft. Know. At they were evaluated on skills taught throughout ROTC such as land navigation, marksmanship, first aid, and tactical leadership abilities.

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ROTC cadet Isabella Lee is a physics and neuroscience major who perseveres through difficult work and then enjoys sharing what she’s learned with other students.

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Congratulations to Army ROTC’s  Class of 2020 Newly Commissioned  Second Lieutenants!

Congratulations to the 22 Cadets commissioned to become Second Lieutenants in all three components! You can watch the virtual ceremony below.

Congratulations to Army ROTC’s  Class of 2019 Newly Commissioned  Second Lieutenants!

2019 Commnencement for Army and Air Force ROTC.

  • Special thank you to Brigadier General Todd M. Lazarowski, our own Syracuse University Army ROTC & SUNY ESF ’93 alum and his family for making the travel  from Coppell, Texas, to be a part of our new Second Lieutenants commissioning events.

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, Syracuse Army ROTC sent 6 Cadets to participate in the Army Ten-Miler. Cadets spent the weekend touring Washington D.C. Saturday cadets visited the white house, Capitol building, Supreme Court building, Washington Monument, all the war memorials, as well as the Smithsonian natural history museum. Cadets met General Milley, chief of staff of the army, and General Evans, cadet command 2-star, Commander of USACC.

ROTC cadets partaking in 10-miler

Congratulations to the newest Second Lieutenants of the US Army!

Syracuse Army ROTC Cadets on the headlines! Congratulations to CDT Murphy and CDR Borce!

JROTC Fitness Challenge! On February 13, 2018, Syracuse University Army ROTC hosted the JROTC Fitness Challenge. Check out the article below.

Stars & Stripes at the Dome!  SU Football faced off with Wake Forest at the Dome, Saturday, Nov 11th.  Honored veteran Mike Chemotti, Home Town Hero

Veterans day hometown hero Mike Chemotti being honored during halftime.
Veterans Day 2017 Stars and Strips Tailgate and Wake Forest Football Game Modesto Mike Chemotti Home Town Hero

Veterans Day 2017 Events:

Commemorative ceremony at the Hendricks Chapel welcomed U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Cynthia A. Pritchett,  as Guest of Honor of our Veterans Day Ceremony.

Cynthia Pritchett                  

Fun Run 5k: Thank you to all that braved the first of Syracuse’s cold weather blast to support our 5K!

ROTC cadets running the Veterans Day 2017 5K Fun Run

Congratulations to all our newly Commissioned U.S. Army Officers, Class of 2017

A Thank You to all those who helped celebrate our 100th Chancellor’s Review Ceremony on Friday, March 31, 2017

And a throwback to some of our past events….

A celebration of the Army ROTC 100th Anniversary, April 22, 2016:

 The days celebration was attended by Chancellor Kent Syverud, the Chancellor’s wife, Dr. Ruth Chen, Professor of Practice at the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University;  Vice Chancellor and Director of the Institute of Veterans & Military Families, Dr. J. Michael Haynie; Professor of Military Science & Leadership, LTC Jason Warner and our guest of honor for the event, Mr. Don Waful, the oldest surviving resident Veteran of Syracuse, NY, as well as many more of the campus community, all came together to commemorate this Army celebration.

Veteran’s Day November 11, 2015 Ceremony and Recognition Events:

Trumpet player at 2013 veterans day ceremony.

Joe Biden Visits Syracuse University:

 Vice president Joe Biden speaking

Vice President Joseph Joe Biden Speaking On Sexual Assault and Violence On Campus for the national campaign ” It’s On Us” at SU