The New York City Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) commissioned 16 cadets as second lieutenants at a swearing-in ceremony on Friday, May 16 at Fordham University Church on the Rose Hill campus. The New York City Navy ROTC commissioned two midshipmen in a separate ceremony at Duane Library.
“Through your willingness to serve our nation, you have taken upon yourselves the important task of protecting and nurturing the ideals upon which America has been built and sustained,” Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, said at the Army ROTC ceremony.
“This is a most important responsibility. I admire your courage. I am grateful for your generosity,” he said. “I am challenged—as I always am when I am in the presence of heroes—by your selfless love of our nation.”