Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors Total MIT 24 6 11 10 43 Harvard 6 1 2 2 9 Tufts 1 1 0 0 2 Wellesley 0 1 0 0 1 Total 31 9 13 12 65The assortment of special cadet activities continued unchanged from previous years and included a Freshman Orientation Program emphasizing Air Force knowledge, physical fitness, and drill; an Air Force Dining-In, a formal dinner with guest speaker; and the Tri-Service Military Ball, parade, awards ceremony, and commissioning ceremony at the USS Constitution.
* In the fall term, Professor Meyer lectured and Colonel Borah and Mr. Seabolt led the recitations for 17.471, American National Security Policy, to 42 students (30 were non-AFROTC).
* In the spring, Detachment 365 sponsored a field day at MIT for cadets from six other detachments in the surrounding area.
* The Air Force approved delays in entering active duty to pursue advanced degrees for one MIT graduate and one Harvard graduate. The MIT graduate was a von Karman scholarship winner and the Harvard graduate was an Air Force Historical Foundation Award winner.
* Six MIT cadets received commissions as 2nd lieutenants on 9 June 1995. Vice Admiral Reason presided over the ceremony. Two Harvard cadets were commissioned on 7 June 1995.
* The AFROTC program provided MIT cadets with over $860,000 for tuition for AY 94/95.
* The cadre for AY 94/95 included Colonel Borah, Captain Gerrig, Captain Genannt, Captain Tagg, MSgt Trevino, TSgt Briggs, and Mrs. Cronin.
Colonel Steve B. Borah
A breakdown of year-end enrollment by year and institution is shown below.
Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors Total MIT 5 6 3 6 20 Harvard 3 7 5 4 19 Tufts 1 4 1 6 12 Wellesley 1 0 0 0 1 Total 10 17 9 16 52
Of the 20 MIT students enrolled, 17 are currently recipients of Army ROTC scholarships. These scholarships pay 80% of tuition and 80% of mandatory fees; provide a monthly allowance of $100; and contribute a one-a-year textbook allowance of $450.
On- and Off-campus learning opportunities both continued to expand. Cadets trained voluntarily at Fort Benning, GA (Airborne); Ft. Campbell, KY (Air Assault); and other U.S. installations (troop leadership). Participation continued strong in the MIT Pershing Rifles Company, a group of both ROTC and non-ROTC students dedicated to the pursuit of military tactical excellence and patriotism and the unit's rifle team. The ROTC Faculty Committee, under the new chairmanship of Professor Will Watson, continued to provide timely advice and support of the ROTC programs.
Lieutenant Colonel Buckner M. Creel IV
Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors Total MIT 20 7 7 11 45 Harvard 7 4 9 7 27 Tufts 4 0 2 3 9 Total 31 11 18 21 81
The Navy's financial assistance totaled approximately $1,558,000 for the year, including about $830,190 for MIT students. Approximately 96% of all NROTC students receive full tuition, payment for books, and a monthly stipend. We are expecting total enrollment to rise in the fall with a higher number of freshmen entering the program than the number who are departing due to being commissioned.
During the summer, all of the scholarship midshipmen participate in active duty training with deployed naval units. This summer, 52 midshipmen are cruising aboard submarines, maritime patrol aircraft, aircraft carriers, and amphibious assault ships, to name a few. They are representing their universities and the United States in over a dozen countries including exchange cruises with the navies of The United Kingdom, Australia, Peru, Israel, Denmark and Japan. This training provides invaluable experience for their future careers as naval officers
In addition, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Mike Boorda, came to visit the Boston area and address the midshipmen on current naval issues, and Rear Admiral John T. Kavanaugh addressed the battalion at an MIT Naval Science Lab.
Captain Michael L. McHugh
MIT Reports to the President 1994-95