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Event recaps: January–February 2020

9 Jan: Women’s basketball vs. TTUN Seven alumni/family/cadre hosted 11 cadets during an exciting upset-victory for the Buckeyes. 25 Jan: TRI-service tailgate and women’s hockey game Nine alumni/family/cadre with an army background joined forces with 15 Navy and Air Force friends for a collaborative first-time event. Parking and admission were free for the game and…

2020 Army ROTC Hall of Fame Inductees

The following three distinguished alumni will enter the Ohio State Army ROTC Hall of Fame on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Registration for the event is open through March 6 COL Girard Besanceney, Class of ’66 Hebron, Ohio Military accomplishments: Chief of Staff for the CG 83d ARCOM Professional achievements: Industrial plant manager/president, and Board of…

February 2020: Letter from the president

Fellow Alumni and Friends, The highlight of the year for both alumni and cadets of Ohio State Army ROTC is only a few weeks away, our Annual Cadet Awards Ceremony and Hall of Fame Reception. This festive and rewarding event takes place from 5–8 p.m. on Thursday, 19 March 2020. Registration opened on 3 February….

Ways to give back this holiday season

As the end of the year approaches, many alumni are looking for ways to give a gift to their alma mater. If you’re interested in donating to Ohio State’s AROTC or to the university in general, but you’re not sure where to start, here are some options. Support a scholarship endowment. An especially deserving one…

November 2019: Letter from the president

Fellow Alumni and Friends, At my last writing we were anticipating the Oct. 5 homecoming tailgate before the game against Michigan State.  All went well, both for the gridiron Buckeyes and for our many guests.  All 40 of the tickets for the game were sold (even though they were high up in the C-section—beyond our…

Society welcomes new Hall of Fame Inductees

On March 12, the Ohio State University Army ROTC Alumni Society will induct four new members as the 2015 Hall of Fame class. These four have served both their country and Ohio State with distinction. Don Hulslander, the president of the Army ROTC Alumni Society said, “We are proud to recognize the accomplishments and contributions…

Ohio State alumni and cadets attend Hockey Night

On Saturday, March 7, the Ohio State University Alumni Association hosted its annual Hockey Night with food and fun before the Ohio State Men’s Hockey team took to the ice versus Minnesota. Ohio State came away with a 5-2 win, posting 3 goals in the third period to blow the game wide open. Before all…

Ohio State Army ROTC Commissions 6 New Officers

On a brisk Sunday morning, Ohio State Army ROTC commissioned six new second lieutenants to the ranks of the United States Army. Lt. Col. Jim Bunyak, the Professor of Military Science and Leadership presided over the ceremony. Dr. Michael Drake, the president of  The Ohio State University addressed the cadets before turning over the microphone…

Ohio State will play in the Sugar Bowl!

If you are interested in going to the Sugar Bowl, the Ohio State University Alumni Association can help get you there! Find out how to get to New Orleans here.

Army ROTC Cadets Post Colors at Nationwide Insurance Veterans Day Event

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, five cadets participated in the Nationwide Insurance Veterans Day program in downtown Columbus. Joined by Professor of Military Science and Leadership, Lt. Col. Jim Bunyak, the cadets posted the colors and then listened to the keynote speaker, Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow, discuss leadership and mentorship. Johndrow is the former command…

Upcoming Events

May 12 3:00pm

Virtual Event – History of ROTC at The Ohio State University

Join us for a panel discussion on how the national Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) was modeled after the "Ohio Plan" in the 1916 National…