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Norwich University names new Corps of Cadets Regimental Commander for upcoming academic year

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University President Richard W. Schneider and Commandant of Cadets Col. Michael Titus announced that Ethan Hagstrom, of Bedford, N.H., has been selected to serve as the 2019-20 Regimental Commander, the highest-ranking cadet of Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets (NUCC).

A Communications major and consistent Dean’s List student, Hagstrom has served as a member of the honor committee and as an Executive Board member for the Student Government Association (SGA). Hagstrom has also served as Vice President for the Legacy March, which raised $9,000 this past year, and has been elected to serve on the Junior Ring committee.

Hagstrom follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, James Bingham, who served as Cadet Colonel during the 1959-1960 academic year.

“I am humbled to pick up the mantle of my grandfather who led as colonel exactly 60 years ago. I hope to not only honor his legacy, but make the role my own and lead Norwich’s Corps of Cadets into its 200th year with distinction,” Hagstrom said. “My friends and family are relentlessly supportive, and I wouldn’t be here without their unwavering confidence. I am extremely excited for the challenging year to come, and grateful for the opportunity to serve in this capacity.”

Regimental staff sections are assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company. Led by the regimental commander and the command staff, they perform administration, operational planning, logistics and other key functions.

Hagstrom and next year’s cadet officers and NCOs will be formally promoted during a Corps of Cadets Review with Change of Command Ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2019. The ceremony will be held on the Upper Parade Ground at 3:15 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). 

Norwich will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

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