Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ranger Challenge update: Bucs don't repeat, but fare well

Ranger Challenge 2013 update: There was no repeat for the Bucs, as Michigan State was crowned this year's champion during Sunday's awards ceremony - but reports from Fort Knox tell us that ETSU finished in the top third among all teams and closed out a grueling competition by winning the one-rope bridge event late Saturday afternoon. Way to go Buc Battalion!

Friday, November 15, 2013

ROTC Ranger Challenge: Buc Battalion prepares to defend title

Departing for the ROTC Ranger Challenge: Buc Battalion Cadets gather in Brooks Memorial Hall early Friday morning and greet well-wishers prior to their departure for Fort Knox. ETSU ROTC is the defending champions and will compete this weekend against nearly 40 other Army ROTC programs from Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. Hooah! Go Bucs!
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Friday, November 8, 2013

ETSU president thanks supporters of ETSU ROTC

After Thursday's re-dedication of the Veterans Memorial on Nov. 7 at ETSU, Dr. Brian Noland offered thanks to all who supported ETSU ROTC and helped play a part in the Army's decision to keep the program open. Click HERE to watch the video.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Breakthrough: ETSU ROTC to remain open!

This evening comes wonderful news from the office of Congressman Phil Roe:

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced that the Department of the Army reversed its decision to close ETSU’s ROTC program and instead would be putting the program on a two-year probation, allowing the program to remain open. During the probationary period, as long as the program commissions fifteen officers in a three, five or ten year average, they will remain open.  
Since the Army’s initial announcement, Congressman Roe and Senators Alexander and Corker have worked together to reverse the decision.  Roe released the following statement on the announcement:
“ETSU’s ROTC program is highly valued by both the university and the community, and I am proud we were able to work to reverse this decision. Since we first learned that the Army’s Cadet Command was reviewing ETSU’s ROTC program, I have been working with President Noland to prevent a possible closure of this excellent program. ETSU is lucky to have Dr. Noland and I thank him for his leadership on this very important issue.”

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Veterans Day ceremony to include re-dedication of ETSU Memorial

Join us on campus Thursday, Nov. 7, as ETSU holds a ceremony to honor and remember those who have served their country through military service. Events begin at 11 a.m. Get more details here.


ETSU Student Government steps forward for ROTC

Many thanks to ETSU's Student Government Association, which passed a resolution in support of #KeepETSUROTC. Visit their Facebook page to read more.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

WJHL speaks with program alumni at ROTC breakfast

WJHL reporter Allie Hinds spoke with ETSU ROTC supporters and alumni at the program's annual homecoming breakfast. Dan Mahoney, Class of' '66, had this to say: "There's a lot of people in this region that can go back to this program and  say this is what made me what I am." See Hinds story here:
Dan Mahoney, Class of '1966, was named an ETSU Outstanding Alumnus in 2010.