ROTC President’s review
“The heart of our program has always been the training of leaders,” said President Joan Develin Coley. “At this we have succeeded in a big way. Many McDaniel ROTC alumni have found fulfilling careers in the military service in times of both peace and war, and a host of them have distinguished themselves through their service and the assignments they have held.”
The 80 cadets from McDaniel, Mount St. Mary’s and Hood College received awards from ROTC as well as from local arms of organizations including the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Military Order of Foreign Wars and the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry.
“The cadets represent certain values expected of our age group,” said Irvin Kinsey, who represented the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry. “When you see people willing to give, it does something to your heart. It’s so easy to say no. It takes a lot to say yes.”
Family and friends gave a standing ovation after cadets received their awards.
“It is important for people to recognize cadets for excellence as citizen soldiers,” said John Stewart ’10, who won the Retired Officer’s Association Award and the American Veterans of World War II Award.
Eleven members of the Green Terror Battalion will become Second Lieutenants in the Army when they graduate in May.