The Chancellor’s Review of The Army and Air Force will be happening at Syracuse University for the 100th time. The honorable military tradition dates all the way back to 1917 originating in Fort May. This is a time where Army and Air Force ROTC Cadets are reviewed, celebrated and awarded by their current Chancellor Kent Syverud and many other Syracuse community organizations.
LtC. Jason Warner and Cadets Kyra Azzato and Nathan Delaney joined us on Bridge Street to tell us more of the military parade formation and award ceremony.
Delaney is a senior Air Force Cadet at SUNY Oswego, which is one of the 12 schools that are participating in tomorrow’s review. He says that as a senior cadet he can now look back and appreciate the leadership experience he’s gained and the big picture of the review, which is to highlight the importance and success of the ROTC program.
When it comes to Azzato, a senior Army cadet at Syracuse University, she explained her unique story of how she got involved in the program. Originally, her goal was to get into SU’s Newhouse communications school and ROTC was a way to achieve that. Once she became a cadet, she fell in love with the program. She is now going to be the first female cadet from SU to go into the infantry and says she really appreciates the historical significance of this.She also credits her success to the mentors, teachers and the rest of the cadets, who surround her and push her to be the best version of yourself.
Delaney explained how anyone can be the perfect fit for the ROTC program. He says that if you are a person that likes to get out of their comfort zone, work hard and likes to be pushed to do well, then this is the program for you.
The program includes awards of distinctions presented to those who excelled in scholastic, leadership and civic achievements. For the centennial anniversary, LtC. Warner says the event will include some unique activities like the display of historic military uniforms, a musical performance from the Fort Drum 10th Mountain Division, and an exhibition of military vehicles on the Dome Floor.
The review will be held at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse University at 10 am and it is free and open to the public. To learn more about the ROTC program and the event visit ivmf.syracuse.edu.
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