From Campus to Cosmos: ROTC Cadet Benjamin Johnson’s Journey to Space Force

Johnson is parlaying his military mettle into an astronomical job opportunity. In May, he becomes Syracuse’s first student to join the United States Space Force after graduation. The Virginia native will spend the next four years designing computer architecture as well as integrating hardware and software for the nation’s space defense system.

Office of Veteran and Military Affairs Welcomes Three New Advisory Board Members

Syracuse University’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) is excited to welcome three new members to its advisory board. The three new additions will join the other eight members to provide advice and counsel to the university’s leadership related to programs, initiatives, and opportunities to advance the educational aspirations of military-connected students enrolled with the university.

ROTC Student Testimonial – Julia Hajjar

Julia Hajjar is a senior with Syracuse University’s College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to being the daughter to a U.S. Army officer, she’s also a cadet in the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps. In this video, Julia reflects on her time at Syracuse University and highlights her experiences as a military-connected student.

ROTC Cadets Receive Prestigious Scholarships at 107th Chancellor’s Review

During the 107th Chancellor’s Review this year, more than 70 scholarships were presented to cadets from the University’s two Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs. Cadets from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force ROTC programs were acknowledged by more than 23 scholarship programs made available by supporting organizations as well as the generosity of esteemed supporters of the University’s military-connected initiatives.

Military Connected Students Visit Boston for Immersion Opportunity

Eight military-connected students, accompanied by two staff members from Veteran Career Services, recently returned from a week-long trip in Boston, Massachusetts for spring break. While they were able to take in the sights and culture of New England like most tourists, their purpose was learning more about the labor market they enter upon will enter upon graduating.

Soaring Over Barriers: Cindy Boyd G’04 Reflects on Navigating an Aeronautical Career

Despite the Hollywood portrayal of combat aviation as a glamorous and glitzy environment, military aviators operate in highly perilous conditions, facing challenges that many civilian pilots wouldn’t dare encounter. Nevertheless, the inherent risks do not deter numerous young men and women who aspire to become military aviators, with some even seeking the job for the allure of potential danger.

Meet D’Aniello Florence Scholar Myra Wong ’24

Myra Wong ’24 is the daughter of two U.S. Army soldiers and is a military-connected student at Syracuse Univeristy. While studying public relations at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Wong was able to study abroad in Florence thanks to a scholarship exclusive to military-connected students at Syracuse University. The Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Endowed Florence Scholarship paid for all costs, including tuition, to allow three students the opportunity to study abroad in Florence.