CPT (Ret.) Patterson sings the National Anthem during the opening of the Gannon University Salute to the Veterans football game.
"Pride of PA" ROTC Wins One of Only Eight General Douglas MacArthur Award
Every year since 1989, the United States Army has recognized eight programs across the nation – one from each region. The General Douglas MacArthur Foundation and the United States Army recognize those ROTC programs and Universities that demonstrate the highest ideals for which General MacArthur stood – Duty, Honor, and Country. “Its recognition that this program in 2012 has attained the highest ideals of which our country was basically founded upon.” The other seven schools to win this award include: Texas A&M, Iowa State University, University of Virginia, University of Colorado, University of Georgia, University of Notre Dame, and Pacific Lutheran University.
“Duty, Honor, Country – those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be cause for little faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.”
~General MacArthur’s Thayer Award
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of your college curriculum. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an Officer in the Army. Do you have what it takes to lead American Soldiers?!