In May, 21 U.S. Army and eight U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets officially became the next generation of military leaders at the University’s annual commissioning ceremony held at the National Veterans Resource Center’s K.G. Tan Auditorium.
“This year’s commissioning cadets thrived in unprecedented circumstances and were instrumental in Syracuse University’s COVID response,” says retired Col. Ron Novack, executive director of the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs at Syracuse University. “Our ROTC programs are always an important component of the University’s effort to be the best place for veterans and military-connected students. But this year’s class gave back and helped ensure not only their successful completion, but that the entire campus could remain open during the health crisis. We are proud of these newly commissioned second lieutenants and are confident they will represent both Syracuse University and our country well in their military careers.”