James Lyons ’03, one of the first Syracuse University alumni killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, was inducted into the University’s National Veterans Resource Center’s Hall of Honor on Oct. 15. He was also recognized as the “Hometown Hero” during halftime…
Chancellor Kent Syverud Hosts 101st Chancellor’s Review for ROTC Cadets
Chancellor Kent Syverud and leaders from Syracuse University and its Office of Veteran and Military Affairs will be joined by special guests, alumni, community members and educational partners to host the 101st Annual Chancellor’s Review. The celebration includes an awards ceremony and public review of the ROTC cadets in the Carrier Dome on Friday, March 9, at 10 a.m.
“Syracuse University’s ROTC cadets are smart, hardworking and civic-minded,” says Chancellor Syverud. “They have a deep sense of purpose, and they make the campus community a better place. It is a privilege to help prepare them for national service. And we will be here to support them when they return to civilian life, through our National Veterans Resource Center and other veteran-focused initiatives.”
Syracuse University, via its Academic Strategic Plan, is committed to building on its long legacy of supporting the nation’s veterans and military families. For example, the University has the longest, continuously running Army ROTC program and is consistently placed among the best universities for veterans rankings.
Celebration attendees will view the current ROTC members perform drill and ceremony in formation as they are reviewed by Chancellor Syverud. Cadets will also be presented with awards celebrating their many achievements throughout the year. The 10th Mountain Division Band from Fort Drum, New York, will provide music during the ceremony.
The annual Chancellor’s Review is open to the public. All members of the Syracuse University community are encouraged to attend the event. Parking will be available in the Irving Garage. Please call ahead with special parking needs. Attendees may enter the Carrier Dome through Gates A, B, C and E.
About Syracuse University’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs
The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs serves as Syracuse University’s single point of entry for all veteran and military related programs and initiatives. It collaborates and coordinates with stakeholders to serve veterans, military connected students and military family members who are students or employees at Syracuse University. For more information about the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, visit http://veterans.syr.edu.
About the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
Army ROTC offers a commission as a second lieutenant in either the active Army or Reserve Forces in a variety of career fields, including combat arms (aviation, armor, artillery, infantry or engineers), combat support and combat service support branches. There are two-, three-, and four-year scholarship programs available. Some cadets choose to join the National Guard or the Army Reserve while in Army ROTC, thus qualifying them for the Montgomery G.I. Bill benefits, in-state tuition (VANG) and other exciting benefits.
About the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
Air Force ROTC is a program designed to train cadets to be commissioned officers in the United States Air Force. Here at Syracuse University, we pride ourselves on having a meticulously designed training environment that gives meaning to the Air Force’s core values, fosters good camaraderie among cadets and produces only the finest Air Force officers.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.