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Like our namesake, these first-year military science (MS1) cadets have dedicated themselves to serve. Up at 5 a.m. for drill and then in MS1 class at 8 a.m., these future Army officers will enlist for eight years following their four years at Lafayette. Talk about Cur Non spirit.

Hannah Burlein Hannah Burlein
Biology (pre-med)
Honesdale, Pa.
Why military service?
I wanted to grow my knowledge in leadership and knew the Army would help me excel in that endeavor. And this uniform asks me to live up to high standards every day.


Nicholas Cacioppo Nicholas Cacioppo
Civil engineering
Kings Park, Long Island, N.Y.
Why military service?
I was drawn to help others. Like a priest, I just felt called to serve. My grandfathers both served but never saw combat. The stories of what my great-grandfather experienced in WWII also inspired me.


Kyle P. FlanaganKyle P. Flanagan
Mechanical engineering
Irvington, N.Y.
Why military service?
My grandfather was in the Navy, and my uncles all were in ROTC. This fueled me to serve my country, especially after one of my uncles was hurt in Afghanistan.


Aiden T. SwearingenAiden T. Swearingen
Civil engineering
Louisville, Ky.
Why military service?
I want to be a part of something greater than myself. Both of my parents are in the Army, and my mom was deployed in Iraq, so I grew up around this. I explored several ROTC options but decided I could accomplish the most in Army ROTC.

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  1. says:

    I served 3 years in the Army Electronics Command at Fort Month NJ

  2. Harry Jones '66 says:

    I hope these fine cadets are all getting the great 4-year ROTC scholarship for tuition, books, and a stipend, and that the College is helping them with room and board expenses. I look forward to awarding one of them the coveted Lafayette ROTC Medal (Leopard Award) later this year.

  3. Robert Familetti ‘90 says:

    Hooah! Lafayette ROTC Alum 1990!! Served 21 years! Best of luck to all of you!

    1. Michael Kadjeski '76 says:

      Glad to see ROTC continues on the Hill. I admire your dedication and commitment.

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