Two of the nation’s top retired military leaders were featured at USC’s annual celebration for the military — the 10th annual USC Veterans and ROTC Gala, held Monday at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
In addition to interim USC President Wanda M. Austin, featured speakers included retired Army Gen. David Petraeus — himself a Judge Widney Professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy — and retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler, former director of Strategic Plans and Policy for the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The university organizes the event each year to recognize hundreds of USC veterans and their spouses and ROTC cadets and their officers. The gala includes ranging from a march to a cake to a somber remembrance of the fallen. The USC-ROTC partnership has endured for more than century.