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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….

Spring awards / Hall of Fame reception / Senior breakfast

Fellow alumni and friends are invited to join us for spring semester events. Register by phone at 1-800-762-5646. Spring awards and Hall of Fame Reception 5–8 p.m. Thursday, March 19 Fawcett Center 2400 Olentangy River Road Columbus, OH 43210 This will be a unified affair jointly sponsored by our society with Cadet Buckeye Battalion and…

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…

Updates from your alumni society president

Dear fellow alumni and friends, We are midway through the registration period for the Oct. 5 homecoming tailgate and game vs. Michigan State.   If you have not yet purchased a ticket for the homecoming game and would like to, there is a limited number still available for AROTC alumni. Please contact Engagement Services at 1-800-762-5646…

2019 Club and Society Leadership Symposium recap

At this year’s symposium on Sept. 6 in the Fawcett Center, the AROTC Alumni Society won two awards. Board member and membership chair J. Tom Adinaro was honored as a “Pay-it-Forward Volunteer of the Year”. We also received the “Program of the Year Award” for our Cadet Awards and Hall of Fame reception. Congratulations to…

A letter from President David Greer

Fellow alumni and friends, My name is David Greer, elected President of the society’s board in April. I’m happy to report that immediate past president Don Hulslander is still very much a part of our society and board. He has been very helpful in this transition. His eight years of presidential service brought our society…

Tour at Motts Military Museum

This past Sunday, we visited the Motts Military Museum. We had a great time. Nine alumni and two cadets attended.  Warren Motts conducted the tour personally.  His latest project is a building to display his collection of 9-11 artifacts.  His prize piece is a firetruck from Ladder 18 of the NYFD.

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…