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LEXINGTON-CONCORD CHAPTER CHAPTER - Apr 12, 2019

Top ROTC Students Receive Chapter Scholarships

The chapter recognized 21 of the most outstanding ROTC cadets and midshipmen from across the Northeast with $1,000 scholarships at its annual ROTC scholarship luncheon in April at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Bedford, Massachusetts. Brig. Gen. Vincent Malone, USA, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) and senior commander, Natick Soldier Systems Center, delivered a motivational keynote address on his career experiences and the challenges of military service and leadership in today's global environment. Col. Riley Pyles, USAF, chapter vice president, ROTC affairs, then presented $21,000 in scholarships to the award recipients. Gen. Malone joined Col. Pyles in presenting the General Bernard Schriever Award to Cadet Evelyn Soon, Boston University, Air Force. The award carries an additional $1,000 scholarship for the most outstanding cadet or midshipman among all recipients. Lt. Col. Jesse Jaramillo, USAF, chapter 2nd vice president, followed with remarks about the benefits of university student chapters. At conclusion, Col. Pyles thanked Gen. Malone and presented him with a small token of appreciation. U.S. Air Force Capt. Rachele Szall, master of ceremonies, adjourned the festivities by thanking luncheon sponsors and the numerous chapter volunteers who helped with the event. The other ROTC award winners included Cadet Ryan Hoffman, Boston University; Midshipman Julia Russo, Boston University; Midshipman Brian Liwo, College of the Holly Cross; Midshipman/Sgt. Mitchel Jameson, Maine Maritime Academy; Cadet Karen Camacho, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Cadet Laura Pham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Midshipman Warner McGhee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Cadet Thomas Flanagan, Northeastern University; Cadet Adam Bednarek, Norwich University; Cadet Dillon Zites, Norwich University; Midshipman Todd Czarnecki, Norwich University; Cadet O'Siris Terry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Cadet Cierra Coyle, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Cadet Jeffrey Rattray, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Cadet Nathan Carroll, University of Maine; Cadet Brayden Reichenback, University of New Hampshire; Cadet Kevin McWilliams, University of New Hampshire; Cadet Elsie Pryor, University of Vermont; Cadet Jack Marabello, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and Cadet Jonathan Zimak, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Event Photographs:

Capt. Rachele Szall, USAF (l), master of ceremonies at the annual ROTC awards luncheon in April, introduces the keynote speaker, Brig. Gen. Vincent Malone, USA (c), deputy commanding general, Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) and senior commander, Natick Soldier Systems Center and Col. Riley Pyles, USAF, chapter vice president, ROTC affairs.
Capt. Rachele Szall, USAF (l), master of ceremonies at the annual ROTC awards luncheon in April, introduces the keynote speaker, Brig. Gen. Vincent Malone, USA (c), deputy commanding general, Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) and senior commander, Natick Soldier Systems Center and Col. Riley Pyles, USAF, chapter vice president, ROTC affairs.
Keynote speaker Gen. Malone addresses ROTC scholarship recipients about career challenges at the annual ROTC awards luncheon in April.
Keynote speaker Gen. Malone addresses ROTC scholarship recipients about career challenges at the annual ROTC awards luncheon in April.
Gen. Malone (far r, bottom row) joins Col. Pyles (far l, bottom row) and the chapter's ROTC STEM scholarship recipients for a group photo at the April event.
Gen. Malone (far r, bottom row) joins Col. Pyles (far l, bottom row) and the chapter's ROTC STEM scholarship recipients for a group photo at the April event.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Pauline Froebel
781-820-4467

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