WPI’s Army ROTC boasts a deep and storied military tradition, and that legacy will be recognized in a special ceremony honoring eight brave patriots who graduated from the ROTC program before leaving to serve their country.
On September 28 beginning at 10 am, WPI’s Army ROTC, also known as the Bay State Battalion AROTC, will induct its inaugural class of Hall of Honor members in the green zone on the second floor of the Recreation Center overlooking the Quad. Says assistant professor of military science Lt. Carson Riley Williams, the Hall of Honor is reserved for “graduates who have a history of excellence and have performed exemplary deeds of service in the military and civilian sector.”
This year, the Hall of Honor Induction Committee is inducting eight individuals. The honorees include Lt. Ryan Patrick Jones ’05, who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007, and Lt. Gen. David Heebner ’67, retired Assistant Vice Chief of Staff at the Pentagon and currently EVP of Information Systems and Technology and member of the WPI Board of Trustees. Other inductees include Brig. Gen. Edward M. Harrington, Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, Brig. Gen. Frederick A. Henry, Brig. Gen. Paul G. Smith, Brig. Gen. James A. Cerrone, and Maj. Gen. John DeFreitas III.