Sharon Otasowie L’21 is a proud College of Law alumna. Her experience as an Air Force ROTC JAG (Judge Advocate General Corps) cadet at the University prepared her well for her first assignment as an Air Force JAG officer.
ifferent direction. For many people, these crossroads can be full of trepidation or regret. For Jasmeane Brock JDi’24, key decision points have been opportunities to set a dedicated path and not look back.
The Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) unites and empowers remarkable military service members, veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self.
e of Veteran and Military Affairs is proud to recognize eight outstanding scholars, as part of the University’s commitment to veterans and military-connected students. These awards are possible thanks to philanthropic commitment from generous donors. They provide distinguished military-connected students with meaningful financial assistance to pursue their educations at Syracuse University.
The National Science Foundation, who makes REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) possible, gives undergraduates the opportunity to join research projects for the summer. This allows students to experience ﬁrst-hand how basic research is carried out, and to contribute consequentially.
Eighteen student veterans, including eight Army veterans, six Marine veterans and four Navy veterans, recently returned from the 14th annual Student Veterans of America (SVA) National Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Each year, millions of Americans come together to remember the fallen, honor those that serve and their families, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom. This gathering of volunteers and patriots takes place in local, state and national cemeteries in all 50 states – most recently at Oakwood Cemetery – as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. Each year, a new theme is chosen to help volunteers and supporters focus their messaging and outreach in their own communities. Today, the national nonprofit announces the theme for 2021 is “Live up to their legacy.”
Growing up in a family where many have served in the Air Force, Army, and Navy, military history is something that intrigues me. Last year, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic arriving in the United States, my husband Ryan (who serves in the Army National Guard) and I visited the islands of Kauai and Oahu in Hawaii. My brother-in-law currently serves active-duty in the Army and was stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam at the time, so he brought us around the base to show us all the history – including the USS Arizona Memorial. I visited the USS Arizona Memorial back in 2001 (prior to 9/11) when my parents, both retired U.S. Air Force veterans, brought me there and I remember how moving it was; however, seeing it 18 years later had a whole new meaning for me.
“It was a pleasant surprise when I learned all about the military history here at Syracuse,” Truong says. “I knew it was one of the top places for veterans to attend, and I tell my wife I’m really glad we picked this university.”
Dania Tompkins ’24 spent eight years in the U.S. Navy as an electrician’s mate first class on the USS Ronald Reagan, becoming the first and only female leading petty officer in the reactor division.