NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University President Mark C. Anarumo and Commandant of Cadets Col. Michael Titus announced that Matthew Cutting of Niskayuna, New York, has been selected to serve as the 2021-22 Regimental Commander, the highest-ranking cadet of Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets (NUCC).

Cutting, a criminal justice major from the Class of 2022, is contracted with the U.S. Army and is serving as 1st sergeant for the Corps of Cadets’ Cadet Training Company 1. He has served on the Junior Ring Committee and is a member of the Mountain and Cold Weather Company.

Matthew Cutting, a criminal justice major and Norwich junior, is contracted with the U.S. Army.

“Norwich has prospered through adversity for over 200 years and it is our job as senior leaders to ensure that the COVID-19 pandemic does not damage our sacred tradition of excellence,” Cutting said. “The upcoming senior class was the last to experience a completely ‘normal year,’ meaning we have the unique opportunity to lead in an environment that is almost a ‘blank slate,’ paving a path of growth in our values and tradition for years to come. It is my goal as the next Regimental Commander to leave Norwich University better than I found it, in all facets of life here as a cadet and student.”

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.

Cutting and next year’s cadet officers and noncommissioned officers will be formally promoted at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, April 23, during a Corps of Cadets Review with Change of Command Ceremony in Shapiro Field House.

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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 U.S. Army Capt. Alden Partridge and is the oldest private military college in the United States. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

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