Interim Provost Robert Dooley jumped out of a perfectly good airplane while it was about two-and-a-half miles above the ground.
New Department Head assigned to Military Science
Major Robert E. Ricks III will be the new Department Head and Assistant Professor of UTC Military Science in spring semester 2013. Ricks replaces Major John M. Brauneis, who served in that position since 2010. Brauneis has been reassigned to Fort Lewis, Washington.
Alumnus takes Command of Army ROTC
Major General James M. “Mark” McDonald (’80) has taken command of Army ROTC, responsible for producing 60 percent of the Army’s new officers annually. McDonald (’80) will oversee Cadet Command. His last assignment was in Iraq, where he had been the director, J-3 (Operations) for U.S. Forces Iraq.