A Busy Semester of World-Class Leadership Training at MIT Army ROTC

Nadi Kassim, Technical Instructor, Department of Military Science

It’s been an eventful and productive semester for the students of the Department of Military Science.

In October, the Paul Revere Battalion placed third (out of 42 total Army ROTC programs) in a regional military athletic skills competition, its best finish in recent history.

In November, Army cadets participated in high-intensity military skills training, supported the annual Veteran’s Day memorial vigil, and presented the colors at MIT football home games. In cooperation with MIT’s Air Force and Navy ROTC programs, MIT ROTC cadets also presented the colors at the 2016 Harvard-Yale game.

Finally, national level accolades were awarded to cadets who established themselves as high performing individuals for individual scholastic, athletic, and leadership achievements. Over 25 Army cadets were recognized in the aforementioned categories.

Our cadets weren’t the only recipients of recognition this fall. In addition, Dr. Mike Yaffe, the chair of the ROTC Oversight Committee (and professor of biology and biological engineering here at the Institute) was promoted to the rank of Colonel in the US Army Reserve.

The faculty and staff of the Department of Military Science are extremely proud to share the accomplishments of the some of the most talented young leaders in the nation, and we look forward to continuing to fulfill our mission to host world-class leadership development training and education for our Army and for the MIT community.

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