Photo Gallery: Norwich Rooks Prepare for 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

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Norwich University Office of Communications

September 10, 2015

Norwich University Rooks prepare the Upper Parade Ground on the Norwich University campus for 9/11 remembrance ceremonies.

Photo Gallery: Norwich University Dog River Run 2015

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Norwich University Office of Communications

August 31, 2015

Norwich University Rook recruits completed the 2015 Dog River Run yesterday. The annual rite of passage marks the end of an intense initiation week into the university’s Corps of Cadets here on the campus of the nation’s oldest private military college in Northfield, Vt.

Norwich University Army ROTC Program Earns MacArthur Award

Norwich University Office of Communications

May 28, 2015

The U.S. Army Cadet Command has announced that Norwich University’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program has won one of eight MacArthur Awards for school year 2013-2014.

The awards, presented by Cadet Command and the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation, recognize the ideals of, “duty, honor and country” as advocated by MacArthur.

Norwich University is recognized as the birthplace of ROTC.

The Norwich Army ROTC program represents Cadet Command’s First Brigade, which consists of the nation’s six senior military colleges and five of the military junior colleges. For the school year 2013-2014, Norwich commissioned 92 second lieutenants into the U.S. Army, exceeding its goal of 76 for that year.

Known as one of the top producers of ROTC commissions, since 1984 Norwich University has commissioned a total of 1,995 cadets into the U.S. Army. And over the past 10 years, Norwich has commissioned 725 cadets.

The award is based on a combination of the achievement of the school’s commissioning mission and its cadets’ performance and standing on the Command’s national Order of Merit List and its cadet retention rate.

Cadet Command and the MacArthur Foundation have given the awards annually since 1989.

“This is a huge honor for the Norwich University Army ROTC program and really validates all the work we put into providing cutting-edge training,” said Colonel Eric W. Brigham, dean of the College of National Services and professor of military science.

“This distinction in part recognizes our success at retaining students in Army ROTC, who are attracted to a program full of complex challenges executed both in the classroom and in field training exercises around campus and out on Payne Mountain. As birthplace of ROTC, we prepare our recruits for the complex challenges facing them upon graduation.”

The U.S. Army Cadet Command is responsible for commissioning more than 60 percent of the Army’s new officers each year through 275 host programs, and more than 1,000 affiliated campuses, nationwide. The Command is also responsible for conducting the Army Junior ROTC program at more than 1,700 high schools nationwide.

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Gallery: Norwich University’s 2015 Commencement Celebration

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NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 13, 2015

Norwich said goodbye to the graduating class of 2015 this weekend. But not before celebrating their many accomplishments. Related article >>

Norwich University Commencement: Marine General to Speak at ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Updated May 6, 2015

Norwich University Office of Communications 

 
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s graduating future officers will hear remarks from a fellow alum at this spring’s joint services commissioning ceremony.  Brigadier General Raymond R. Descheneaux ’87, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation (Mobilization), returns to the Norwich campus to speak to ROTC commissioning officers during a formal ceremony to mark the occasion on Sunday, May 10 at 9 a.m.

Descheneaux will speak about the value of Norwich leadership in its unique setting, which embraces all four ROTC branches plus civilian students.

“The Norwich experience uniquely prepares future officers for joint, coalition, and inter-agency operations in the 21st century,” says Descheneaux.

Descheneaux is currently assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps in the Pentagon. He is responsible to the Deputy Commandant for Aviation and assists in procuring, employing, integrating, and sustaining current and future aviation capabilities throughout the Marine Corps.

A career aviator and KC-130 pilot, Descheneaux has served in a wide variety of leadership roles since his days on the “Hill” as a Norwich cadet.  He has served in each echelon of the Marine Corps from a squadron through the Marine Expeditionary Force.  A forward air controller with service at sea, Descheneaux has engaged in the full range of military options from assault support missions in Iraq through humanitarian relief operations in Somalia.  In addition, he has served in joint, combined, NATO and United Nation actions in the Middle East, Far East, Africa and in Europe.

Descheneaux received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Norwich University, a master’s degree in business from Columbia College of Missouri, a master’s in strategic studies from the U.S. Air War College and is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College.  He has flown 319 combat missions while accumulating over 3,700 military flight hours.

Descheneaux is one of 23 Norwich alumni currently serving the nation as a general officer, admiral, or in the Senior Executive Service.

At the 10 May ceremony, Descheneaux will address approximately 110 students anticipated to commission into four branches of the military. The new officers receive their second lieutenant or ensign bars and their first salutes. The event, which begins at 9 a.m. in Shapiro Field House, is part of Commencement Weekend and is open to the public.

Here are anticipated commission numbers:

Army: 75
Air Force: 10
Navy: 18
Marine: 7

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Service” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu

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Norwich University Names Top Corps Leader for Upcoming Academic Year

Norwich University Office of Communications

April 28, 2015

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University President Richard Schneider and Commandant of Cadets Col. Russell Holden are pleased to announce that Alex Breindel, of Goldsboro, N.C., has been selected to serve as the 2015-16 Regimental Commander, the highest-ranking cadet of Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets (NUCC).

Breindel, (pictured here with GEN Gordon R. Sullivan, USA (Ret.) ’59, chairman of the Norwich University Board of Trustees) is a 2012 graduate of Wayne Early Middle College High School. At Norwich, he is a Mathematics major, a perennial Dean’s List student and contracted to earn a commission in the U.S. Air Force following graduation next May. He is also the cadet senior enlisted advisor in 3rd Battalion.

Among other activities, Breindel is involved in the Class of 2016 Junior Ring Committee, Maroon and Gold Key Club and the Center for Civic Engagement.

“Alex has excelled at every level during his first three years in the Norwich University Corps of Cadets,” said President Richard W. Schneider. “He is an exceptional leader, critical thinker and problem solver.  Alex is the perfect choice to command the Corps of Cadets next year.”

Breindel will be formally promoted, along with next year’s cadet officers and NCOs during a Corps of Cadets Review with Change of Command Ceremony on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 1 p.m. on the Upper Parade Ground.

“I am very humbled to be appointed the next Cadet Colonel,” Breindel said. “I have come a long way through many challenges and have met a lot of great people along the way. With every passing day there is not a decision I make I would not be comfortable telling my mom. As I take command of the regiment it will be the people in my life that I thank and remember.”

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Service” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Norwich University
802.485.2886, (m) 595.3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu