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This semester Col. Jim Parsons has taken the reins of the Baylor Air Force ROTC, applying over 30 years of military experience to lead the cadets in a new direction.
Every two years Baylor Air Force ROTC hires a new commander, and Parsons began his work this semester. Parsons said his job is not only to command, but also to prepare students.
Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC and Veterans of Baylor will host a Veterans Day vigil at 11:30 a.m. today on Fountain Mall.
The ceremony will begin with an address from former United States Army veteran Dr. Curt Nichols, who is a West Point graduate and a political science professor at Baylor. The ceremony will continue with a presentation of the colors and flag-folding ceremony. “We want people to realize Veterans Day still happens every year, and understand that we have lost 2 million soldiers since 1917, which most people don’t realize,” Sherman senior Rachael Harrelson said. “Currently there are 430,000 in service members.” Harrelson served in the Navy for eight years.
Baylor hosted the eighth annual Air Force ROTC Texas Field Day Competition Saturday, placing second out of the eight detachments that competed.
Army ROTC defeated Air Force ROTC Wednesday to win the President’s Cup, a highly coveted trophy awarded to the winner of a series of grueling competitive events.
She intended to retire in August, but she said, “they kept asking me to stay.”
Two Air Force ROTC cadets have found a new way to honor fallen Baylor alumni.
Baylor students and visitors on campus should expect to encounter a massive gathering of student organizations and even watch a game of Quidditch at Fall Premiere this weekend.
A quilt commemorating soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, will be on display today in the Allbritton Foyer of Moody Library.
Baylor’s two ROTC programs have moved out of their longtime home on the southwest corner of campus in the old university health center into a newly renovated facility in the Speight Plaza Parking Garage.
Air Force ROTC students finished a semester of training Wednesday with their Pass in Review ceremony.