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.
UT’s Department of Military Science-Army ROTC will host the third annual Mountain Man Memorial March on April 17 in Gatlinburg. Preliminary events begin on April 16. The events are a tribute which honors fallen American heroes, their families and veterans.
Col. Robin Akin, the first former UT female cadet to be selected for the rank of brigadier general, will return to campus on Friday, Dec. 11, to commission two current ROTC cadets as second lieutenants in the Army. Akin also will speak during the ceremony, which will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event is open to the public.