16 new officers sworn in at ROTC commissioning ceremony

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - 17:52 in Earth & Climate

For some the ceremony marked an opportunity to blaze a new path while for others it felt more like carrying an important family torch. Under blue skies, surrounded by family and friends, 16 new officers were sworn in as part of the annual joint Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) commissioning ceremony at Tercentenary Theatre on Wednesday. The undergraduates, a mix of Navy midshipmen and Army, Air Force, and Space Force cadets, were joined onstage by Lt. Gen. Maria B. Barrett, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Command, and Harvard President Larry Bacow. Barrett, a highly decorated officer, continues the legacy of her father — an Italian immigrant who joined the American military in World War II and was awarded the Silver Star. She welcomed the new officers to their new “second family” in the armed services. “You will go through many moves together and the support that you have today from other veterans — you...

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