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Happy Holidays!

November was an exciting and busy month for the UW Army ROTC Program and our alumni foundation! We wanted to share some of the recent events and also to wish you a very Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! 

And go Dawgs!!! PAC-12 Champions!!!

Ranger Challenge places first!
On Nov. 5th, the Ranger Challenge team took first place at their regional competition over 10 other teams: Pacific Lutheran, Seattle University, Central Washington, University of Montana, University of Portland, Oregon, Oregon State, University of Alaska, University of Hawaii, and University of Guam.

They will next compete in the 8th Brigade Championship Jan. 28-29 at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) against Gonzaga and Claremont McKenna. The winner will compete at the International Sandhurst Competition at West Point in April.  
Cadets clean UW memorials
On Nov. 9th, in honor of our Fallen Huskies, Cadets, Midshipmen and Student Veterans gathered to clean the WWI, WWII and other memorials on campus.
ROTC Open House
On Nov. 10th, all ROTC departments participated in the first inaugural Open House during UW's Veterans Appreciation Week. Thank you to everyone that was able to attend!

AROTC alumni in attendance: Gary Shirley, ‘55; Virginia Rollins, ‘66 (our first female commissionee); Don Torcaso, ‘68; Dave Stone, ‘69; Ted Therriault, ‘70; Lisa Pirak, '99; Dan Boirum, ‘07; Brett Fuller, '07; and Drew Nevins, '08,.  
 
UW Veteran's Day Ceremony
On Nov 11th, UW conducted its annual Veteran's Day Ceremony. One of the student speaker's this year was assistant AROTC instructor and President of the Foster's Veteran Association, CPT Joshua Rodriguez.

AROTC alumni in photo (from left): John Bowen, '83; Victor Pirak, '98; Jason Haggard, '99; James Pirak, ’65; Katherine and Aaron Tran, ’08; Lisa Pirak, '99; Dan Boirum, ’07; Shawn Kitchin, '07; and Brett Fuller, 07.  
 
UW Salute to Service Game
On Nov 12th, UW hosted the Salute to Service football game against USC. Prior to the game, AROTC Cadets and Alumni joined the Student Veteran Life tailgate, which will be a new annual tradition. We hope to see you there next year! Cadets and Alumni were showcased throughout the game: color guard, flag unfurling, tug-of-war, etc. Additionally, our Honorary Alum, General Peter Chiarelli, was recognized on the field with his family as UW's 2016 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award recipient.

Pictured above, from left: Brett Fuller, 07; Jack Rhodes, '61; General Chiarelli; Dave Stone, '69; Keith Grisim, '61; Victor Pirak, '98; Lisa Pirak, '99; Dr. Samantha Powers, Director of Student Veteran Life; and LTC Tevina Flood, Professor of Military Science (PMS). (Not pictured: Drew Nevins, '08, and Shawn Kitchin, '07)
KHB Legacy Foundation board meeting
On Nov 17th, we held our second monthly KHB Legacy Foundation board meeting.(Photo from our kickoff meeting in Oct). If you are local and would like to help out, please contact us! Here's a look at our current board: 

Executive Board Members: CPT Brett Fuller, '07; CPT Drew Nevins, '09; Chris Wigley, '06; Lisa Pirak, '99; and Shawn Kitchin, '07;
 
Advisory Board Members: Jack Rhodes '61; David Stone, '69; Steve Galvagno '85; LTC Ret Derek Reeve '89; COL (Ret) Paul Wood, former PMS; LTC Bill Pola, former faculty; MAJ Brett Rubio, current AROTC faculty; 1SG (Ret) Robert Tetu, former faculty; and Cadet Keanu Dunn, Cadet Alumni Officer
 
General Barry McCaffrey visit
On Nov 18th, we welcomed another Honorary Alum back to Clark Hall, General Barry McCaffrey. In the top right photo, he is telling stories of his kids (COL (Ret) Sean McCaffrey, '86, and Tara Larson, '89) and pointing to their names on our alumni wall.  
Supporting the UW AROTC Program
As you know, the UW Army ROTC program has a long and rich history on campus. Here's a brief snapshot:
  • Since 1862, UW has had a Military Department with a Corps of Cadets.
  • In 1886, the rare American Flag seen above was presented to Cadet Captain Charles Kinnear, the namesake of our alumni foundation as well as the UW Army ROTC battalion.
  • ROTC began in 1916 and UW has since commissioned over 5,000 officers that have served our nation honorably since World War I.
The UW Army ROTC program is one of the oldest and best in the country. However, support is needed for it to reach its true potential. Better funding would help:
  • Recruit and support the best cadets
  • Provide additional professional and leadership development opportunities
  • Connect alumni
  • Showcase UW Army ROTC history
Consider donating today to the 'UW Army ROTC Operational Fund' by clicking the button below. The Fund is managed by UW and 100% of your money goes to the AROTC program.   
Donate to UW AROTC
Alumni contact updates
If you have not done so already, please take a minute to update your contact information with the online UW Army ROTC Alumni Form. The form also asks for basic career information (e.g., year of commissioning, branch, post-Army career, etc). 
Connect on Facebook
If you are on Facebook, please join our growing UW AROTC Alumni and Friends private community!  facebook.com/groups/khblegacy/ 
KHB Legacy Foundation
UW Army ROTC Alumni  

Department of Military Science, 312 Clark Hall, Box 353820, Seattle, WA 98195-3820
phone: 206.685.6236  / email: khbalum@uw.edu / website: armyrotc.uw.edu






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