The Shield and Sword Newsletter - Online • October 2016

Official Welcome
Lt Col William Magee

Lt Col William D. Magee assumed command of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 310 at LSU in July. He is responsible for leadership and administration of the Air Force ROTC program; preparation, education, and training of ninety-three cadets for active duty; instruction of two college courses in USAF Foundations and Leadership; and representation of the USAF to the University and people of southern Louisiana. Read more.

Welcome Back Jambalaya

Cadets of the Ole War Skule welcomed members the LSU Corps of Cadets and Cadre at a jambalaya dinner on Sept. 1 at the ROTC Building. “It was the probably the largest crowd we have ever had for this event,” said John Milazzo, president and chief jambalaya chef. “Everything flowed smoothly from beginning to end, and that could not have happened without our many dedicated volunteers.”

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Photos by Ray Dry

LSU Salutes 2016

Return to our beautiful campus for the 22nd annual LSU Salutes and join members of the LSU Corps of Cadets, veterans and military retirees as the University recalls the rich military history and heritage of the Ole War Skule and honors those who have served with distinction. More information available by phone: (225) 578-0420 or toll free 1-866-SALUTES

News release

Senior Symposium

Fifteen cadets and midshipmen took part in inaugural sessions of the Ole War Skule Senior Symposium. The yearlong program for select ROTC seniors at LSU and Southern University is designed to prepare the future officers for leadership assignments and responsibilities after graduation. The first session, Military Justice/ Ethics and the UCMJ, was held on Aug. 24. Panel members included Judge and Navy Captain Mike McDonald, Army Colonel and local attorney John Dunlap, and Judge and AF Major (retired ) Luke LaVergne. On Sept. 21, Maj Eric Mehrtens, currently on active duty assignment presented Social Media Footprint and the Internet. All presenters are graduates of LSU. Senior Symposium is cosponsored by Cadets of the Ole War Skule in cooperation with the ROTC Cadre. LSU military alumni play a key role in the new venture, sharing what they have experienced and learned during military journeys.

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Photos by Ray Dry

Maj Eric Mehrtens

In the News

Tiger fans attending LSU's season opener rescue Wisconsin man.
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Cadets Celestial

Kenneth Wayne Paxton

Cadets of the Ole War Skule extends condolences to the family of Professor Emeritus Kenneth Wayne Paxton, a member of the Board of Directors and long-time Secretary of the organization. Link to obituary.

Mark Your Calendar

April 20, 2017 - President’s Day Parade, 3:15 p.m., Parade Ground; Joint ROTC Awards Ceremony, 4 p.m., LSU Student Union

May 11, 2017 - Senior Symposium Dinner, LSU Faculty Club, 6 p.m.

May 30, 2017 - LSU Memorial Day Ceremony, 12 Noon, LSU War Memorial, Parade Ground; luncheon following at the LSU Faculty Club

June 1, 2017 - Deadline for nomination for the 2017 Hall of Honor