U alum inducted into National Army ROTC Hall of Fame

U alum John S. Edwards was recently inducted into the National Army ROTC Hall of Fame. He is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Utah’s Army ROTC program. He received a bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism from the University of Utah’s College of Humanities and is currently serving his 14th year as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Utah and his 13th year as a member of the U’s Veterans Day committee. After taking command of an Armored Cavalry Reconnaissance Platoon in the 1960s, Edwards led them in surveillance and security missions along the East-West German Border in the strategic Fulda Gap. After being honorably released from active duty, he commanded a tank company of the 81st Tank Battalion at Fort Douglas until honorably discharged. To contact Edwards, reach out to communications specialist Annalisa Purser.

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