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Chancellor Syverud to Host 100th Chancellor’s Review for ROTC Cadets
Chancellor Kent Syverud and leaders from Syracuse University and its Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) will join special guests, alumni, and community and educational partners to host the 100th annual Chancellor’s Review.
The celebration will consist of a series of events that will include a dinner for alumni and invited guests on March 30; a private breakfast for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) alumni, SU faculty and leadership; and a public review of the troops in the Carrier Dome on March 31.
“Syracuse University has an unrivaled history of supporting students who aspire to serve in our nation’s armed forces,” according to Chancellor Syverud. “We are especially proud of our 100-year relationship with ROTC—which was founded here in 1918 as the Student Army Training Corps. Syracuse and ROTC share a commitment to the values that inform thoughtful leadership and excellence in service. I am so proud of these cadets. We are all proud of you.”
Highlights of the event will include dinner keynote speaker 1985 Syracuse University Army ROTC alumna Major General Peggy C. Combs, United States Army, and music provided by the 198th Army Band, Rochester, New York. During the dinner, cadets participating in the color guard will be dressed in historical military uniforms representing various military conflicts throughout history.
For the public portion of the celebration at the Carrier Dome on Friday, attendees will view the current ROTC members perform drill and ceremony in formation as they are reviewed by Chancellor Syverud. In addition to the Chancellor’s Review of the troops, cadets will be presented with awards, which celebrate their many achievements throughout the year.
For the first time in the ceremony’s history, the Air Force and Army ROTC will also honor various offices from across campus for their support of the ROTC programs throughout the years. Music will be provided by the 10th Mountain Division Band from Fort Drum, New York, which will march along with the cadets in the annual pass and review. Many military vehicles will also be on display on the Dome field.