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Army

Five Things To Know About Army ROTC

  1. Army ROTC is a career opportunity through leadership
  2. Army ROTC is a premier leadership development opportunity and offers a Leadership Minor to both contracted and non contracted students
  3. Outstanding Alumni Mentorship and Support Network
  4. Paid internships
  5. Travel abroad opportunities and adventure training (Airborne School, Air Assault School and Military Dive School)

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Navy

Five Things To Know About Naval Science

  1. Offers a variety of training and leadership opportunities to prepare you for a career as a Navy or Marine Corps Officer
  2. Benefits include college scholarships, monthly stipends, and hands-on training
  3. Established to develop midshipmen mentally, morally and physically
  4. Each summer you will see the Fleet while serving aboard ships and squadrons
  5. Camaraderie in an elite organization of students

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HUUC

Five Things To Know About Military Affairs, University College

  1. Tuition rate is reduced for Military related students to $250.00 per credit hour
  2. Contact academic advisors: Kevin Marrow (757) 637-2310 or Aretha Hagwood (757) 728-6107
  3. Career Assessments are always available, POC: Darla Paul-Dixon (757) 727-5873
  4. Blackboard Support: (757) 727-5103
  5. Point of contact for Military Affairs/ VA Certification and Information: Kristal Kinloch (757) 637-2993 or Shawna Mason 757-637-2593

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Recent News

It's a Family and Hampton University Military Tradition

It's a Family and Hampton University Military Tradition

HONOLULU, HI. (May 14, 2021) Major Brandon W. Richards, Class of 2005 was recently selected for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel by the FY21, Lieutenant Colonel, Army Competitive Categories, Promotion Selection Board & Release Date: 27 April 2021. 

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Jody Stiger, Class of 2016, Promoted to Lieutenant in the Coast Guard

Jody Stiger, Class of 2016, Promoted to Lieutenant in the Coast Guard

HAMPTON, Va. (November 30, 2020) –  2020 has certainly been a difficult year, but in the midst of the pandemic, some good news evolved. Jody Stiger, Class of 2016, was promoted to Lieutenant in the Coast Guard.  LT Stiger is stationed in Miami as a Marine Investigator, a great position, a great location, and a promotion to boot! God is great, life is good, and HIS morale has to be high!  We are so pleased to see our Hamptonians progressing in the Armed Forces. Together, we can keep them encouraged and mentored.

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Field Grade Promotion

Field Grade Promotion

HAMPTON, Va. (November 5, 2020) – Jessica E. Young (Jessica E. Wilkins, Class of 2010)  was recently promoted to Major. She received the promotion in Pyongtaek, Korea with her family by her side.  Thanks to COL(R) Dixon for bringing this news to our attention!

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HSC announces hiring of U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health as Chief Strategy Officer

HSC announces hiring of U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health as Chief Strategy Officer

FORT WORTH, TX. (August 15, 2020) –Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, will join The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, President Michael Williams announced. 

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Hampton University Department of Aviation Welcomes MSgt Nicole Valentine

Hampton University Department of Aviation Welcomes MSgt Nicole Valentine

HAMPTON, Va. (August 14, 2020) –  The Tidewater Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. conducted its 1st Summer Drone Camp for 18 middle-school students primarily from Hampton and Newport News with some Youths also hailing from York County and Suffolk.

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Congratulations to 1LT Brett Harris for selection as the Aide-de-Camp

Congratulations to 1LT Brett Harris for selection as the Aide-de-Camp

HAMPTON, Va. - (August 10, 2020) – Congratulations to 1LT Brett Harris for his selection as the Aide-de-Camp for BG Gavin Lawrence, Defense Logistics Agency in Philadelphia, PA.   I am certainly hoping to be around in 2040 to see 1LT Harris hold the position of Commander Defense Logistics Agency Philadelphia.  

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A Good Story that turned into a GREAT Story

A Good Story that turned into a GREAT Story

HAMPTON, Va. (July 24, 2020) –CDR(R) Robert Clements, Class of 1988, shared a Great story about a young lady, who had a desire to fly and now she has her wings and is flying the Navy's P-8.  Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Shanice Wormley graduated in 2018 from Hampton University and completed flight school April 2020.  She is now stationed in Jacksonville, FL and is currently working towards a Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) qualification on the P-8A Poseidon at VP-30, the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance (MPR) Fleet Replacement Squadron(FRS).

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Lieutenant General Darrell K. Williams Relinquishes Command

Lieutenant General Darrell K. Williams Relinquishes Command

HAMPTON, Va. (July 2, 2020) - Hamptonians: LTG Darrell K. Williams, Class of 1983, will leave Command of the Defense Logistics Agency on July 8th (see Facebook Live-Virtual Invitation below).  LTG Williams has led the Agency during one of the most challenging times in its history, having supported disaster operations nationally and internationally.  The magnitude of these operations have been so profound and the lives saved through the leadership he has demonstrated was remarkable.  Hamptonians should be proud of LTG Williams' achievements, but we must also recognize his wife, Myra, for her sacrifices during this assignment and all of the previous leadership challenges they have faced TOGETHER. God bless them as they start a new chapter in their lives.

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Pirates Leading the Way

Pirates Leading the Way

SEATTLE, Wa. (June 30, 2020) –MG Xavier Brunson, Class of 1990, welcomes CPT DeAngelo Criss, Class of 2014, into his office at Joint Base Lewis McChord,(JBLM, near Seattle,) WA. 

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Congratulations to Brandon Grooms,HU Class of 2004

Congratulations to Brandon Grooms,HU Class of 2004

HAMPTON, Va. (June 30, 2020) –MAJ Brandon Grooms from the class of 2004 was selected for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel by the FY 20 AC LTC Promotion Board, which was released on June 25th.  He was selected as a merit based selection which is phenomenal, because it means his file was so strong that he will be promoted before officers with higher seniority based on date of rank.

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LTC Lisbon Williams, Class of 2002, accepted command of the U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command at FT Polk, LA

LTC Lisbon Williams, Class of 2002, accepted command of the U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command at FT Polk, LA

FT Polk, LA. (June 30, 2020) – LTC Lisbon Williams, Class of 2002, accepted command of the U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command at FT Polk, LA on June 25th. Prior to taking Command, LTC Williams served as the Director of the International Technology Center – UK, and Interoperability Officer embedded within the UK Ministry of Defense in Whitehall, London and was a part of the Combat Capabilities, Development Command (CCDC), formerly RDECOM Atlantic. 

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Virtual Commissioning Ceremony Was Brief, Brilliant, and Beneficial

Virtual Commissioning Ceremony Was Brief, Brilliant, and Beneficial

HAMPTON, Va. (May 16, 2020) – From Lt. Claude Vann, III:  Hamptonians: Yesterday's commissioning ceremony was a tremendous success.  I hope many of you had the opportunity to hear GEN(R) Vincent Brooks.  I really enjoyed his words and I am sure the 17 Lieutenants found them to be interesting.  Below you will find the link to the ceremony, at the 2:24 mark the ceremony begins and GEN Brooks remarks begin at the 38:18 minute mark.  There were video clips from the Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff, the TRADOC Commanding General, at the Cadet Command Commanding General.  The Pirate Team put together a great presentation.

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PHS Warriors Serving on the Front Lines of the Pandemic

PHS Warriors Serving on the Front Lines of the Pandemic

HAMPTON, Va. (May 4, 2020) – We are grateful to CDR Christopher Howard, Class of 1996, for providing this information on our Hampton University Public Health Service Warriors that are doing such a magnificent job fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.  God bless everyone engaged in the battle against an unseen enemy.  Stay strong, stay safe, and continue to be the pillar whom America is depending to win the battle. 

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Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Trower

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Trower

HAMPTON, Va. (May 4, 2020) –  Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Trower, HU Class of 2014, who received his Doctorate from the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), at Virginia Tech. He held a virtual graduation due to the changes that COVID-19 is impacting on people's lives. Dr. Trower was commissioned as a 2LT when he left Hampton. Dr. Trower will be doing a residency in Hudson, FL and upon the completion of that assignment, he will come to Eastern Virginia Medical College in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Trower is the son of J.C. Trower, Class of 1975, and fellow Military Alum.

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[The Fort Campbell Courier] 531st Hospital Center and supporting units deploy to New York City for COVID-19 relief

[The Fort Campbell Courier] 531st Hospital Center and supporting units deploy to New York City for COVID-19 relief

HAMPTON, Va. (March 27, 2020) – Hamptonians: Although COVID-19 has the Nation in an uproar, in addition to our Public Health Service personnel, our Hampton Military Alumni are staging a counter attack against COVID-19.  The counter attack is being led by COL Brandon Pretlow, Class of 1992.  COL Pretlow is commanding a hospital unit at FT Campbell, KY and his unit is being deployed to New York to assist with patients in the area (See link below). We are proud of COL Pretlow, as he is a dynamic leader.  COL Pretlow has a great team with his Chief of Staff (wife), Stephanie Pretlow, also in the Class of 1992.  Plase keep them in your prayers as COL Pretlow and his Soldiers carry out their mission. 
 

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A New Beginning for MAJ Nina Martin Hall

A New Beginning for MAJ Nina Martin Hall

Hampton, Va. (March 11, 2020) — After 10 years of serving our Nation, MAJ Nina (Martin) Hall, Class of 2010, will be popping smoke and leaving the Army due to a medical retirement.  Though she is leaving the active force, MAJ Hall has accepted a civilian position with the 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, in Indianapolis, IN.  Before her transition to the civilian realm, there was a moment of celebration with Hampton Alumni, and other battle buddies.

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Coast Guard Headquarters' National African American History Month event

Coast Guard Headquarters' National African American History Month event

HAMPTON, Va. (February 21, 2020) –The Coast Guard Headquarters' National African American History Month event in Wash DC on Feb 19th featured a special guest speaker, Ms. Christy Coleman.  Ms. Coleman is the Executive Director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and is a Hampton University graduate.  She gave a fascinating presentation titled, "African Americans and the Vote - A Historical Perspective."

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Hampton Scores with a New Colonel

Hampton Scores with a New Colonel

HAMPTON, Va. (February 4, 2020) –We are pleased to announce that Carl J. Faison, Class of 1994, has now joined the Eagle Club.  On Friday, January 31, at Memorial Chapel, FT Lee, VA, MG Rodney Fogg, Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command made it official in the presence of God and a Chapel packed with family, relatives, friends, grade school teachers, high school classmates, church members, fellow Pirates, colleagues, subordinates and superiors. 

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Check us OUT!

Check us OUT!

HAMPTON, Va. (February 4, 2020) – Lieutenant General Williams at the promotion ceremony for LTC David Butler on January 30, 2020, directed all Hamptonians to come to the stage.  They were unaware of the General's intent, they were certainly shocked when he told them we were going to sing the Alma Mater.  There were 16 Pirates on the stage...General Williams' photographer caught the moment  I thought you might enjoy this photo, because it embodies the continued commitment of Hamptonians to the University -Claude Vann, III

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Hampton Connection

Hampton Connection

HAMPTON, Va. (January 30, 2020) – LTG Darrell Williams, Class of 1983, Lt Col Wynndee Young, Class of 2002, and LTC Carita Towns, Class of 2000 linked up after LTG William's presentation at a conference in the National Capital Region. This is how fate works in the Military on any given day you can connect with a Pirate.  We thank LTC Towns for sharing this photo and we hope to get many more photos showing Hamptonians serving our nation.

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Commissioning Day for Three Hampton University Alumni

Commissioning Day for Three Hampton University Alumni

HAMPTON, Va. (January 13, 2020) – Hamptonians: The Pirate Battalion commissioned three officers this past Saturday, which is a positive start for Hampton University in this new decade.  What better motivation could our Lieutenants get than from a graduate of the Class of 1983, Lieutenant General Robert S. Ferrell?  It is fascinating that LTG Ferrell's words ignites the fire which inspired those of us who were in attendance.  By the time the ceremony was over, the audience's response to his message was HOOAH!  Ms. Odessa's prayer at the beginning/end of the ceremony were like manna from Heaven.  LTC Marquis heaped praise upon the Dean, Liberal Arts, Dr. Linda Malone-Colon and Lt. Claude Vann, III for assisting him through his first semester in the Pirate Battalion.

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Events Happening in January

Events Happening in January

HAMPTON, Va. (January 6, 2020) - Please be aware of several events happening in January.

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2LT Dunn Commissioned in Seattle, Washington

2LT Dunn Commissioned in Seattle, Washington

SEATTLE, Wa. (December 6, 2019) – On December 3rd, Cadet Deja Dunn, was commissioned by the PMS at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.  

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A Great Way to Start December with a Promotion

A Great Way to Start December with a Promotion

FT MEADE, Md. (December 2, 2019)- Avon Cornelius, II, Class of 2003, became a Lieutenant Colonel today at FT Meade, MD.  LTC Cornelius is on temporary assignment from Korea, where he serves as Executive Officer for American Forces Network Pacific and senior Defense Media Activity military representative in the Korean Area of Responsibility.  

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FT Eustis FTX

FT Eustis FTX

HAMPTON, Va. (November 26, 2019) –A common fall event every Cadet participates in is a FTX, normally it is the coldest, rain soaked weekend of the month, but this year the Pirate Battalion was spared the hardship with great training weather.  The Cadets had the opportunity to go to FT Eustis and brush up on those activities which will be waiting for them at Summer Camp.  The more opportunity they have to practice the techniques the better they will perform at Camp.  More than 39 Cadets embraced the challenge of the FTX.

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Change of Command Promotion Ceremony for Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix to be held December 13

Change of Command Promotion Ceremony for Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix to be held December 13

HAMPTON, Va. (November 20, 2019) – You are cordially invited to the Change of Command Promotion Ceremony for Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix, Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Nurse Officer, United States Public Health Service. Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Great Hall, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20201.

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HU Alumni Supporting LTG R. Scott Dingle's Promotion

HU Alumni Supporting LTG R. Scott Dingle's Promotion

HAMPTON, Va. (October 17, 2019) – Today a few Hamptonians had the pleasure of witnessing history at LTG R. Scott Dingle's promotion ceremony at Ft. Myer. LTG Dingle is currently serving as The Surgeon General, United States Army and Commanding General of the United States Army Medical Command.  A few Hamptonians posed for a picture: (COL Myron McDaniels (Class of 1990), COL Deidra Briggs-Anthony (Class of 1990), BG Janeen Birckhead (Class of 1991), LTC (R) Marvin Chisolm (Class of 1991), and LTC(R)Monica Lee (Class of 1985).

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Congratulations to Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix

Congratulations to Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix

HAMPTON, Va. (October 7, 2019) –Hamptonians: We have another Flag Officer, our third Nurse to achieve this level of success in the U.S.Public Health Service. RADM Mix graduated in the Class of 1995 for her undergraduate degree and her Masters. RADM Mix joins 14 other Hamptonians that have reached Flag Officer status. Great news for Hampton University!

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Hampton University Nurses Receive Visionary Pioneer Award

Hampton University Nurses Receive Visionary Pioneer Award

BALTIMORE, Md. (September 21, 2019) — Tonight in Baltimore, the University of Maryland School of Nursing, on the occasion of their 130th Anniversary, at an elaborate Black Tie Gala, awarded RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, HU Class of 1987 and LTC(R) Bertha Davis, former Dean of the School of Nursing at Hampton University, the Visionary Pioneer Award. Dr. Pamela Hammond, former Dean of the School of Nursing and Provost at Hampton University was also recognized, as a past Visionary Pioneer awardee. 

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Fall Semester Starts Next Week!

Fall Semester Starts Next Week!

HAMPTON, Va. (August 30, 2019) - How do we know the Fall semester is ready to start?  The ROTC had its annual cook out for the freshmen on the lawn in front of the Natural Science Building on Thursday, August 29. The spirit and fire that the Cadets bring back was electrifying. It is amazing to see Cadets that have returned from Camp, Airborne School, and the various other training programs.  They are pumped and fired up.  

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Secretary of the Army, The Honorable Ryan McCarthy Visits the Kappa Convention

Secretary of the Army, The Honorable Ryan McCarthy Visits the Kappa Convention

HAMPTON, Va. (August 19, 2019) -  Secretary Ryan McCarthy visited the 84th Grand Chapter Meeting, in Philadelphia this month. We have come to expect Hamptonians to be engaged with the leadership of the Armed Forces.  COL Myles Caggins, III Class of 1996 and COL(R) Dwight Thomas were two Hamptonians that were in attendance of this meeting. This is reflective of the fact we as Hamptonians take an active role in the improvement of our Armed Forces. To see our Hamptonians engaging the Secretary of the Army is truly inspiring, hopefully they were able to convince the Secretary to allocate some funds to the Armstrong Slater Renovation Project.

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COL Eric Hoggard Completes AWC

COL Eric Hoggard Completes AWC

HAMPTON, Va. (August 19, 2019) -  COL Eric Hoggard, Class of 2002 where he obtained his Masters, recently completed the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA.  To reach this level of Military education is a blessing and a testament to the outstanding performance of an outstanding officer. We are sure COL Hoggard will continue to excel. 

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Promotion Ceremony in Honor of MAJ Jae C. Marquis, PMS, Hampton University Army ROTC

Promotion Ceremony in Honor of MAJ Jae C. Marquis, PMS, Hampton University Army ROTC

HAMPTON, Va. (August 5, 2019) -  Please welcome MAJ Jae C. Marquis, PMS, Hampton University Army ROTC and witness his promotion to LTC on Friday, August 23 at 1500.  He has a great vision to expand the use of social media, and build the comradery among the Cadets.  We want the Alumni to bring their energy and ideas, as we are in this THING together, to produce the most educated, technically proficient, and motivated Warriors for our Nation whether, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard.

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Hamptonian LTC(R) Roosevelt Wilson Gone to Glory

Hamptonian LTC(R) Roosevelt Wilson Gone to Glory

HAMPTON, Va. (July 24, 2019) - LTC (R) Roosevelt Wilson, Hampton University Class of 1969, transitioned to the heavenly kingdom on July 12, 2019 at 88 years of age. 

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MG Xavier Brunson Will Take Command of the 7th Infantry Division on August 13

MG Xavier Brunson Will Take Command of the 7th Infantry Division on August 13

HAMPTON, Va. (July 16, 2019) – MG Xavier Brunson, Hampton University Class of 1990, will take Command of the 7th Infantry Division on August 13th. He will be the first Hamptonian to Command a Division. The 7th Infantry Division is located at FT Lewis, Washington. On behalf of MG Brunson, if you are located/visiting Seattle, Washington area, please stop in to see this historic event.

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The Eagles are Circling

The Eagles are Circling

HAMPTON, Va. (July 15, 2019) – When the senior leadership gather for a conference, there will certainly be Hamptonians in the conference. COL Paul Holt, HU Class of 1995, Deputy Division Commander, Great Lakes Training Division/Commander FT Sheridan, and COL Nicole (Johnson) Spears, HU Class of 1994 who is the Commander, 1st Ops Brigade, 78th Training Division. at FT Gillem, Georgia were both at the conference. It took place at FT McCoy, Wisconsin last week to discuss the ongoing training requirements for the Army Reserves.

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Katherine Johnson's Autobiography 'Reaching for the Moon'

Katherine Johnson's Autobiography 'Reaching for the Moon'

HAMPTON, Va. (July 12, 2019) – From Lt. Claude Vann: "I just completed reading Katherine Johnson's book, and I wanted you to be aware that it can be acquired from Barnes and Nobles, or Amazon. I got mine from Amazon for about $17.17 with tax. The title is 'Reaching for the Moon.'  For our younger Alumni, noted NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson was married to LTC(R) James Johnson, Class of 1952. In the book, Mrs. Johnson tells how she met LTC Johnson, and how she was amazed when he would go out and run with the Cadets.  I always knew LTC Johnson had been in the Navy, but she stated in the book he lied about his age to get in the Navy, this is before he entered Hampton Institute.

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Captain Michael Platt, HU '92 was relieved as Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Air Station Miami

Captain Michael Platt, HU '92 was relieved as Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Air Station Miami

MIAMI, Fl. (June 25, 2019) – Capt. Michael Platt assumed command of Air Station Miami on July 21, 2017.  He is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and entered the Coast Guard through the Minority Officer Recruitment Effort (MORE), now known as the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI).  He graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Science, American Military University with a Masters of Science, and the National War College with a Master of Science in National Security Strategy.  Capt. Platt was also a 2014 MIT Seminar XXI Fellow. 

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Commissioning Day for a Coast Guard Ensign

Commissioning Day for a Coast Guard Ensign

HAMPTON, Va. (June 24, 2019) – The day was perfect for commissioning a Hampton alumnus into the Officer Corps. Curtis Banks, SSgt, U.S. Air Force, HU Class of 2015, transitioned from the Air Force into the Coast Guard, and was then commissioned as an Ensign. 

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Hampton University Heroes

Hampton University Heroes

HAMPTON, Va. (May 14, 2019) – The Hampton Police Department held its 2019 Honor Awards and Police Memorial Service, which was conducted at FT Monroe. 

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Hampton University Commencement Weekend

Hampton University Commencement Weekend

HAMPTON, Va. (May 13, 2019) —  This weekend has been one of the more memorable Hampton University Commencement Weekends. There is NO DOUBT that the Military Alumni were the show piece of this weekend, so kudos to all our Military Alum and especially to all our warrior alumni mothers on Mother's Day. There was the ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, the Nurse Pinning, the Alumni Dinner and then graduation. In each one of those events, Military Alumni had a prominent role to play.

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Captain Edward Poindexter will be the speaker for the Nursing Ceremony on Saturday, May 11

Captain Edward Poindexter will be the speaker for the Nursing Ceremony on Saturday, May 11

HAMPTON, Va. (April 4, 2019) —Captain Edward Poindexter, Public Health Service, will be the speaker for the Nursing Ceremony, on Saturday, May 11 at 1 PM at the Student Center Ballroom.

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Army ROTC Awards Day

Army ROTC Awards Day

HAMPTON,  Va. (April 19, 2019) — The Army ROTC conducted its Spring Awards Ceremony at the theater in the Student Activity Building on April 18, 2019.  It is always great to see the Cadets get their awards and this ceremony was no exception.

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Incoming Professor of Military Science for Hampton University MAJ Jae Marquis

Incoming Professor of Military Science for Hampton University MAJ Jae Marquis

HAMPTON, Va. (April 11, 2019) – MAJ Marquis is the incoming professor of Military Science to Hampton University this summer.

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LTG(R) Ferrell to Receive the EagleForce Warrior Foundation 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

LTG(R) Ferrell to Receive the EagleForce Warrior Foundation 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

HAMPTON, VA. (April 10, 2019) — Congratulations to LTG(R) Robert Ferrell, Class of 1983, who has been selected to receive the EagleForce Warrior Foundation 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Coast Guard Pirate Gram HU Senior & Coast Guard Scholarship

Coast Guard Pirate Gram HU Senior & Coast Guard Scholarship

HAMPTON, VA. (April 8, 2019) — Coast Guard Pirates, Friends, and Partners, It gives me great pleasure to share with you that HU Senior and Coast Guard Scholarship Recipient Officer Trainee Camarie Rogers recently received the GEM Student Leadership Award at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Conference. 

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High School Day at Hampton University

High School Day at Hampton University

HAMPTON, VA. (April 8, 2019) — Although they experienced on and off rain shower during High School Day, the students visiting the campus were enthusiastic and anxious to learn about the college experience.  The Hampton University Student Recruitment Team met, and exceeded expectations in greeting the students.  The administration and academic staff were on board to answer questions about admissions, financial aid, security, religious activities, and career services office and many other staff offices. Representation from the School of Business, Nursing, Pharmacy, Natural Sciences, The Harvey Leadership Institute, among others, were equipped with students to answer questions of parents and their children.

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School of Business Renamed in Honor of COL(R) James T. George, Class of 1958

School of Business Renamed in Honor of COL(R) James T. George, Class of 1958

HAMPTON, Va. (April 5, 2019) - The Hampton University School of Business was renamed as the James T. George School of Business, named after COL (R) James T. George, Hampton University alumnus class of 1958. 

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Brigadier General Xavier T. Brunson Becomes Major General in US Army

Brigadier General Xavier T. Brunson Becomes Major General in US Army

HAMPTON, Va. (April 3, 2019) - Brigadier General Xavier T. Brunson become a Major General in the United States Army, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. At 1000 hours Eastern Standard Time or 1700 hours Arabia Standard Time in Iraq, LTG Paul LaCamera, Commanding General XVIII Airborne Corps pinned the insignia on MG Brunson. "When MG Brunson graduated in 1990, all I wanted was for him to do his best, and God has blessed him to rise beyond my wildest dreams," said Lt. Claude Vann III, mentor to BG Brunson. The Corps CG announced that MG Brunson will become the CG for the 7th Infantry Division, at FT Lewis, WA.  The pinning ceremony was available to watch through Skype.

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Pirate Battalion 71st Annual Military Ball

Pirate Battalion 71st Annual Military Ball

HAMPTON, Va. (March 20, 2019) - The Pirate Battalion will be hosting their 71st Annual Military Ball on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Come join us as we celebrate another year of military excellence! Military Ball tickets are now available on the link listed below. All money will be due no later than March 22, 2019. See you there!

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Brigadier General Xavier T. Brunson to be Promoted to Major General of the US Army, April 2, 2019

Brigadier General Xavier T. Brunson to be Promoted to Major General of the US Army, April 2, 2019

HAMPTON, Va. (March 20, 2019) - The time has come for BG Brunson to pin on his second star, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This promotion represents an incredible sacrifice that BG Brunson and his family have made for this event to occur.  God has richly blessed this Hamptonian. Congratulations to an outstanding Warrior.

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LTC (Ret.) James 'Jim' A. Johnson Funeral Services, March 21, 2019

LTC (Ret.) James 'Jim' A. Johnson Funeral Services, March 21, 2019

HAMPTON, Va. (March 19, 2019) - LTC (Ret.) James “Jim” A. Johnson transitioned peacefully at home Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Mr. Johnson was born July 2, 1925, in Whaleyville to Junius and Margaret Johnson. 

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Purchase Tickets Now for a New Play, 'Black Angels Over Tuskegee'

Purchase Tickets Now for a New Play, 'Black Angels Over Tuskegee'

HAMPTON, Va. (February 25, 2019) -  The Tidewater Chapter Tuskegee Airmen will be hosting a play entitled "Black Angels Over Tuskegee."  Tickets are on sale now and some will be sold in honor of the 99th Fighter Pursuit Squadron that was the foundation for the these intriguing War World II warriors: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Cc_WuUdaw&feature=youtu.be

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RADM Michelle Dunwoody Begins A New Chapter

RADM Michelle Dunwoody Begins A New Chapter

HAMPTON, Va. (February 25, 2019) - On Saturday, February 23, 209, Rear Admiral RADM (R) Michelle Dunwoody, Class of 1990, is enjoying her first full day as a retiree.  She completed over 28 1/2 years of service to our Nation in the Army and in the Public Health Service. Her peers and leaders characterized her service as;  professional, committed, innovative, strategic in her thinking, and quiet with a humble demeanor.  RADM Dunwoody epitomized those qualities as she took in the ceremony with grace, dignity, and elegance befitting the humble Health Care Warrior she is.

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Retirement Celebration for RADM Michelle E. Dunwoody, February 22, 2019

Retirement Celebration for RADM Michelle E. Dunwoody, February 22, 2019

HAMPTON, Va. (February 6, 2019) -Rear Admiral (RADM) Michelle E. Dunwoody is an Assistant U.S. Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). She provides national level policy, programmatic, administrative, and health leadership as the Chief Nurse Executive/Director of the Nursing Program for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). 

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Glory and Best Wishes for COL(R) Samuel Walker

Glory and Best Wishes for COL(R) Samuel Walker

HAMPTON, Va. (January 8, 2019) -This past Friday was the Home going service for COL (R) Samuel P. Walker and it was an event he would be proud of. 

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COL Samuel P. Walker Has Departed This Life

COL Samuel P. Walker Has Departed This Life

HAMPTON, Va. (December 20, 2018) -It is with heavy hearts that we convey this message of the loss of COL Samuel P. Walker, former Professor of Military Science from 1988-1990. 

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CPT De'Angelo Criss took command of 'C' Company 787 Military Police Battalion

CPT De'Angelo Criss took command of 'C' Company 787 Military Police Battalion

LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (December 13, 2018) – We have another Hamptonian in Command. CPT De'Angelo Criss, Hampton University Class of 2014, took command of "C" Company 787 Military Police Battalion, at FT Leonard Wood, MO. 

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CPT Mike Ashburn, HU Class of 2011, Accepts Command of Headquarters

CPT Mike Ashburn, HU Class of 2011, Accepts Command of Headquarters

LOS ANGELES, CA. (December 12, 2018) –CPT Mike Ashburn, Class of 2011, recently accepted Command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command(ESC), in Los Angeles, CA. 

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Good News for RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams

Good News for RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams

WASHINGTON D.C. (December 6, 2018) — Hampton University alumna, RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, has agreed to serve as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (PDASH), starting in January 2019. 

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HU Army vs Navy Football Game

HU Army vs Navy Football Game

HAMPTON, Va. (December 6, 2018) – The Cadets and Midshipmen engaged in an early morning (0630 hours) flag football game at Hampton University Armstrong Stadium. The temperature was hovering around 30 degrees as these young warriors took to the field to see who would win this year's Commander's Cup. 

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Pirate Faculty Gone To Glory

Pirate Faculty Gone To Glory

HAMPTON, Va. (December 5, 2018) - Cato L. Reaves, Sr., 77, transitioned from this life on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. He was born March 6, 1941 to Mary Reaves and June C. Reaves. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and only brother June C. Reaves Jr.

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Former Army Captain is Appointed to Mrs. America Ethics Committee

Former Army Captain is Appointed to Mrs. America Ethics Committee

WASHINGTON - Nov. 29, 2018 - Raquel Riley Thomas, a Hampton University graduate, C/O 1998, has a standing history with the Mrs. America organization, having worked within the organization since 2011. She is the Executive Director of six pageants within the Mrs. America family: Miss DC for America, Mrs. DC America, Miss DE for America, Mrs. DE America, Miss PA for America and Mrs. PA America pageants. Raquel owns a Veteran-Owned production company, An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC, which houses the above pageants under one umbrella.

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Hampton University Alumni attend HBCU Competitiveness Summit

Hampton University Alumni attend HBCU Competitiveness Summit

HAMPTON, Va. (November 28, 2018) – Norfolk State University hosted the HBCU Competitiveness: Aligning Institutional Missions with America’s Priorities Summit which included Hampton University, Virginia State University, Elizabeth City State University, and a host of Coast Guard members from Officer Trainees (OT) to a Vice Admiral. 

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Coffee With a Veteran was a Success

Coffee With a Veteran was a Success

HAMPTON, Va. (November 12, 2018) – Happy Veteran's Day to all. LTC Stokes and her Cadre, hosted a Coffee with Veterans on Friday, November 9, 2018 in the Armstrong Slater building.  There were Hampton University employees, Cadets, Veterans and students that attended this event. 

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Cadets Visit With the Senior Army Leadership

Cadets Visit With the Senior Army Leadership

HAMPTON, Va. (November 8, 2018)–Thirty-six Cadets woke up early Wednesday morning to catch a bus heading to Washington D.C. for the purpose of attending the United States Army Cadet Command Senior Leader Development Conference.

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Hampton University Pirate Battalion Ranger Challenge Team competed in Ranger Challenge 2018

Hampton University Pirate Battalion Ranger Challenge Team competed in Ranger Challenge 2018

HAMPTON, Va. (November 6, 2018) –On October 20, 2018, the Hampton University Pirate Battalion Ranger Challenge Team competed in Ranger Challenge 2018 at Fort Pickett, VA.

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Hampton University Coast Guard Officer Selected for Captain

Hampton University Coast Guard Officer Selected for Captain

HAMPTON, Va. (November 1, 2018) - Please join us in congratulating Captain (Select) Ulysses Mullins, Class of 1993, for his selection by the Captain Selection Board.  This is such great news for Hampton University Military Alumni, that continue to exhibit the highest standards in our Military Services.  We are unsure when the promotion ceremony will be, but when we find out, we will share the news. Congrats!

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Homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018

HAMPTON, Va. (October 29, 2018) - Thank you to Lt. Claude Vann, III, Class of 1977 for the pictures from Hampton University Homecoming 2018.

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Coffee with a Veteran, November 9

Coffee with a Veteran, November 9

HAMPTON, Va. (October 24, 2018) – The Hampton University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Program cordially invites you to attend a Coffee with a Veteran, November 9, 2018.

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RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, Class of 1987, Shatters Another Glass Ceiling

RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, Class of 1987, Shatters Another Glass Ceiling

October 15, 2018 - The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 75 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Seeking Applicants at Chesapeake Job Fair

NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Seeking Applicants at Chesapeake Job Fair

October 5, 2018: NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic will hold a job fair Oct. 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center at 700 Conference Center Drive, Chesapeake, Va. 23320. NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic has 600 current openings and would like to meet with local students, alumni, veterans and other qualified candidates in the area to discuss career opportunities. 

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Lieutenant Alisha Maitland-White, Hampton University graduate Class of 2012, Speaks About Her New Position at ODU

Lieutenant Alisha Maitland-White, Hampton University graduate Class of 2012, Speaks About Her New Position at ODU

HAMPTON, Va. (August 29, 2018) — Lieutenant Alisha Maitland-White, Hampton University graduate Class of 2012, has recently been assigned as an admin officer for the Navy ROTC unit at Old Dominion University. We did a quick Q&A with her to find out more about her position and where she’s headed from here.

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Hamptonians Spend the Day at Sea

Hamptonians Spend the Day at Sea

HAMPTON, Va. (August 6, 2018) — Some Hamptonians got the chance to go to sea over the weekend. Going to sea encompassed riding on three vessels courtesy of the United States Coast Guard. Those present got the opportunity to ride on the Coast Guard's primary training ship, "Eagle." The Coast Guard Academy cadets receive practical training on navigation and operating the ship at sea. Dr. Jarris Louis Taylor Jr., Director of the Hampton University William R. Harvey Leadership Institute was in attendance, as well as LTC (R) Claude Vann, III (Class of 1977). 

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Hamptonian Colonel Kevin Russell, Accepts Command in Honduras

Hamptonian Colonel Kevin Russell, Accepts Command in Honduras

HAMPTON, Va. (July 20, 2018) — U.S. Army Colonel Kevin Russell, Hampton University Class of 1992, accepted command of Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras on July 17, 2018.

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Colonel Janeen Birckhead (c/o 1991) To Be Promoted to Brigadier General

Colonel Janeen Birckhead (c/o 1991) To Be Promoted to Brigadier General

HAMPTON, Va. (July 2, 2018) — Colonel Janeen Birckhead, Hampton University graduate class of 1991, will be promoted to Brigadier General on Saturday, July 14, 2018. This is a momentous ceremony where Birckhead becomes the 14th Hamptonian to reach flag officer status.

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HU Military Alumna Speaks about President Trump's Meeting with Kim Jong Un

HU Military Alumna Speaks about President Trump's Meeting with Kim Jong Un

Hampton University alumna Asha Castleberry, who is commissioned through the Army ROTC program and is an adjunct faculty professor at Fordham University in New York, spoke on the Tom Joyner Morning show yesterday about President Trump's meeting with North Korea's Leader Kim Jong Un.

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Hampton University Alumna Janeen Birckhead Becomes Commander of the Maryland Army National Guard

Hampton University Alumna Janeen Birckhead Becomes Commander of the Maryland Army National Guard

Hampton, VA - June 4, 2018 - Hampton University alumna, COL (P) Janeen Birckhead, graduated in 1991 from HU. Yesterday, in Baltimore, MD, Birckhead became Commander of the Maryland Army National Guard. 

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HU Army ROTC Students Travel Abroad for the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program

HU Army ROTC Students Travel Abroad for the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program

Three Hampton University Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets traveled to Liberia, Germany and Romania for the entire month of June, 2016.

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HU Alumni Inducted Into Inaugural U.S. Army ROTC National Hall of Fame

HU Alumni Inducted Into Inaugural U.S. Army ROTC National Hall of Fame

Hampton University is proud to announce that two former officers at the “Mighty Pirate Battalion” have been selected as national Hall of Fame Inductees.

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Hampton ROTC Hosts 68th Annual Military Ball

Hampton ROTC Hosts 68th Annual Military Ball

Hampton, VA. – The Hampton University Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) hosted their 68th Annual Military Ball on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 18:00 (6:00 PM). The event was held at the Virginia Air and Space Center located in Hampton, Virginia.

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HU ROTC Celebrates 100th Anniversary

HU ROTC Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Hampton University’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) opened the program’s weeklong celebration to kick off their 100th Year Anniversary Event with a Cadet Helicopter Movement exercise on Feb. 6, 2016. 

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Hampton University on hand for first-ever NATO News Conference for College Students

Hampton University on hand for first-ever NATO News Conference for College Students

Norfolk, VA— Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), General Denis Mercier held a news conference for 11 local journalism students from Hampton University, Norfolk State and Regent during the annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference (COTC) at the Waterside Marriott in Downtown Norfolk Dec 9.

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HU University College Opens Academic Advising Conference

HU University College Opens Academic Advising Conference

Hampton University’s University College (HUUC) faculty presented the opening session at the National Academic Advising Association 2015 Virginia State Drive-In Conference. 

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