Milestone 100th Annual Chancellor's review of SU ROTC

SU holds longest continuous ROTC review of any college in the nation

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - For the 100th time Syracuse University held the annual Chancellor’s review of the schools ROTC Cadets.

It also gave the public a chance to watch the current ROTC members perform drill and ceremony in formation.

"A lot of times there's a separation between military and civilian, this is one opportunity to bring us all together in the central place of Syracuse, The Dome, and we can kind of interact and they can see what we're about."  SU Cadet Major Jay Carmody tells NewsChannel 9.

The ROTC at Syracuse was called The Student Army Training Corps when it was activated on October 1, 1918 with an enrollment of 130 students.

SU Vice Chancellor Mike Haynie says, "Syracuse University's commitment has been steadfast to this program and it’s important so I think it is remarkable and I think it's nationally important."

The 100th continuous Chancellor's review not only marks a century of commitment for Syracuse University to the ROTC it’s also something no other university in the nation can say.

SU Army ROTC Cadet Battalion Commander Mitchell Hovis says, "It's absolutely a unique experience.  Like the Chancellor said this University has made a great deal of effort in order to support us and all the veterans around us and I don't think many other universities are going to do that."

The 150 Cadets in ROTC at SU now represent the largest number at the school in more than a decade.

SU Army ROTC MS300 Jacqueline Page says, "I've always wanted to join the army, it's just this inside calling and I think it’s applicable to all of us cadets.  It's been an experience, it’s been one of the coolest things I've been able to do in my life I think.”

In addition to the review Cadets were presented with awards celebrating their many achievements throughout the year.

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