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03-29-2011

Clarkson University Air Force ROTC Earns Honors

Two groups associated with Clarkson University’s Air Force ROTC detachment were recently honored.

The Air Force ROTC Drill Team, the Golden Knights, took first place in two categories at a meet at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

They placed first in squad trick and squad inspection. Approximately 11 college ROTC units from around the east coast and Ohio competed.

Civilian students, as well as cadets, make up the drill team.

The Arnold Air Society Squadron, the cadet service organization, and Silver Wings Chapter, its civilian counterpart, received top joint-service hours for the month of February in Area I, which consists of 11 schools, with a total of 212 community service hours.

They were awarded $475, which they will put toward attending AMERICON, the Arnold Air Society national conclave in New York City in April. The squadron will also send 10 cadets to the conference to make a bid for national staff, which is the group responsible for administrative management of the society.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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