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Celebrating 200 Years—Learn More About Norwich


NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will host the 2019 Association of Military Colleges & Schools of the United States Senior Military Colleges (AMSCUS SMC) Conference Sept. 8-10 in Burlington, Vermont, and on its Northfield, Vermont, campus.

Norwich will welcome about 50 guests for three days of activities designed to share information, lessons learned and to build comradery among the administration, staff and cadets of the Senior Military Colleges during Norwich’s bicentennial year.

AMCSUS is an association of military schools from across the country. The SMC Conference brings together the six senior military college members that enjoy special recognition from the U.S. Government under Title 10, U.S. Code. The six officially recognized SMCs are Norwich University, Texas A&M, The Citadel, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Tech and University of North Georgia. Norwich is the oldest of the six SMCs, the only fully private member and the birthplace of ROTC. 

Typically, cadets and senior leaders from each school participate in the conference, which includes meetings, tours, briefings and presentations along with a formal dinner and president’s reception. Highlights of this year’s conference include a presentation on Cross Cultural Intelligence by Professor Travis Morris, director of Norwich University’s Peace and War Center and a presentation on Preparing Leaders for the Challenges of the Digital World by Professor Huw Read, director of Norwich University’s Center for Academic Computing and Digital Forensics.

“It is an honor to host our Senior Military College peers in Vermont and on campus, especially during our historic bicentennial celebration year,” Norwich President Richard W. Schneider said. “SMCs play a special role in educating citizen soldiers to serve both in our communities and in the military as needed.”

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