When Lieutenant Colonel Ciro Stefano arrived on the WPI campus to command the Bay State Battalion four years ago, he was excited by the challenge to make the ROTC program stronger than ever before. Now LTC Stefano is readying for a new adventure—one that has him taking over as chief of military science at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
As bittersweet as it is to leave WPI, Stefano says he leaves a solid program and a group of inspired, motivated, and excellent cadets. At WPI he was professor of military science, department head of Army ROTC, and commander of the Bay State Battalion. His highly decorated resume includes many awards, one of which is the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award—the Army’s highest award for leadership. His worldwide assignments encompass four tours of combat duty: Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and two in Iraq.
Stefano says he looks forward to working with the high caliber of students and faculty at West Point, and that he is thrilled to become part of the West Point faculty.