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Veterans gala marks 100th anniversary of ROTC

USC President C. L. Max Nikias, retired Gen. David Petraeus among guests at annual event honoring service members

USC Veterans and ROTC Dinner
USC President C. L. Max Nikias speaks at the dinner honoring USC veterans and ROTC students. (USC Photo/Steve Cohn)
David Petraeus

Retired Gen. David Petraeus arrives at the veterans dinner. (USC Photo/Steve Cohn)

It’s a USC tradition to honor Trojan veterans with an annual banquet; after all, USC’s relationship with the Reserve Officer Training Corps goes back decades.

This year’s event, held March 30 at The Westin Bonaventure hotel, took on special meaning as it coincided with the 100th anniversary of the creation of ROTC.

Among those taking part in the celebration were USC President C. L. Max Nikias; his wife, Niki C. Nikias; and retired Gen. David Petraeus, a Judge Widney Professor in the USC Price School of Public Policy. Retired Gen. James N. Mattis delivered the keynote address.

USC Veterans and ROTC Dinner

Guests enjoy the gala honoring USC veterans and ROTC students. (USC Photo/Steve Cohn)

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