New Grad Earns UT Architecture Degree While Also Completing ROTC


Studying architecture is demanding. Studying architecture while being in the ROTC is—pun intended—a military regimen. Brice Holmes, of Lacassas, Tennessee, graduates today from the College of Architecture and Design. He is also being commissioned as an officer in the student ROTC program.

Major Jared Crain is New Head of Army ROTC


Major Jared Crain is the new head of the Army ROTC at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Commissioned upon his graduation from West Point, Crain previously served five combat tours of duty. He’s been to Iraq four times since 2003 and to Afghanistan once.

Commencement 2014: Cords and Commissioning

During this week’s commencement ceremonies, many students will be wearing special graduation cords and medallions in honor of their leadership and service on campus, in the community, and throughout the world. Also during commencement, nineteen students will be commissioned as second lieutenants into the United States armed forces.

Seeing Triple: UT Now Home to Three of the McCarty Quadruplets

McCarty brothers

Students moving into Massey Hall last week might have thought they were seeing double…make that triple. That’s because Matthew, Luke, and John McCarty—three of a set of quadruplets from Crossville, Tennessee—are among this year’s freshmen, and they are living in Massey Hall.

UT’s Air Force ROTC Wins Best in the Nation Honors

Air Force ROTC Detachment 800 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has received the 2010 Right of Line Award, honoring it as the best of the nation’s 56 medium-sized AFROTC Detachments.

UT Student Cadet Shows ROTC, Sign Language Talents

Leah Wilkerson has a passion for military life and interacting with individuals with disabilities. A junior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, her goal is to combine these two interests to make a fruitful career.

UT AFROTC to Celebrate Veteran’s Day with Parade, Honors, Lecture

UT Knoxville’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 800 will celebrate Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11, by participating in the city’s annual parade, seeing two of its members honored at a military luncheon and listening to a lecture by a Tennessee veteran who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for nearly six years.

UT’s Air Force ROTC Detachment Wins Regional Award

This weekend, UT Knoxville’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 800 (AFROTC Det 800) is celebrating a significant honor. Recognized for outstanding accomplishments during a two-year period from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2010, they were named the 2010 Medium Unit High Flight Winner for the Southeast Region.