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ROTC program celebrates 100th anniversary

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -A big celebration was held Friday at Cameron University for the Army ROTC program. 

Current cadets and alumni gathered to celebrate the ROTC's 100th anniversary. Since 1916, universities all over the country have been commissioning officers to lead units upon graduation.

The cadets cut a cake in honor of the event and enjoyed a little fellowship over lunch.

Miguel Hernandez Jr., a senior at Cameron University, is no stranger to the military, because he previously served as a non-commissioned officer. He says his mentors pushed him to go back to school to become a commissioned officer.

"My senior NCOs, while I was enlisted, always would tell to go out and reach for higher the challenge of being an officer is not something that anyone can really know what they're preparing themselves for until you are actually a cadet," Hernandez said.

Hernandez graduates in May, and he says he feels he is ready to take on that leadership role of managing a unit.

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