Air Force General to Speak at Baylor Rotc Dining Out Nov. 23

Nov. 21, 1996

Maj. Gen. Charles H. Coolidge Jr., director of operations at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, will speak to the Baylor University ROTC at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Waco Hilton Hotel during the unit's Dining Out ceremony.

During the event, awards for superior performance, leadership and academics will be given. The top freshman and sophomore cadets will be honored and a scholarship presentation will be made.

Dining Out is a formal dinner function for members of a military unit. The purpose of the dinner is to promote the importance of tradition and camaraderie within Air Force life. A presentation of some form of military tradition also is part of the program.

Lt. Col. Gregory Smith, commander of the Baylor ROTC, said the entire unit is honored to have Gen. Coolidge as its guest speaker.

"I worked with this general on two separate deployments. This is one of the best individuals I have ever worked with," Smith said.

The event helps strengthen the relationships of the members of a military units said Maj. Chester Replogle, commandant of cadets.

"It is a formal evening that is a lot of fun and brings together the entire unit," he said. "It is good for building moral." The Baylor ROTC unit was recently named the top ROTC unit in the Southwest Region of the United States, ranking it among the top four ROTC units in the nation.

For more information, contact Smith at 755-3513.

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