ROTC Ceremony Commissions 16 Officers
Sixteen Niagara University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 13, 2016, in NU’s Gallagher Center.
This marks the 75th consecutive year that members of NU’s Purple Eagle Battalion have taken the oath of office.
The oath was administered by retired Brig. Gen. Anthony F. Caruana, a 1969 Niagara alumnus who spent 36 years as a secondary school English teacher in the Depew district, in addition to his many years in the Army Reserve. Since January 2008, he has served as supervisor of the Town of Tonawanda.