The 2014 Medal of Honor Convention, to be held in Knoxville September 10 through 13, is giving UT students special opportunities to interact with some our nation’s most honored veterans.
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.
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.
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.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Air Force ROTC cadets will help the East Tennessee Military Affairs Council honor Eddie Mannis, founder and chairman of HonorAir Knoxville, for his service to World War II veterans.
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.
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 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.
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.
Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver, the U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains and a 1973 alumnus of UT Knoxville, will speak at the Army ROTC Spring Military Formal on Saturday and meet with campus officials and the campus ministries before heading back to Washington, D.C., next week. A native of Rome, Ga., Carver earned his bachelor’s degree in religious studies from UT.