Perpetuating Clemson University’s ROTC Programs and Rich Military Heritage
Since Clemson began classes in 1893, the value of a solid military force has been a major part of its education. Clemson supplied more army officers for World War II than any other institution except West Point and Texas A&M. Clemson once had the largest infantry ROTC unit in the country. When we visit the Clemson Military Heritage Plaza, we see the array of ribbons and honors, the footprints of brave service men, and the inscriptions from a variety of classes. When we read the Clemson Scroll of Honor we see listed the Clemson alumni who have given their lives in service to their country from The Great War (WWI) through current operations. All of this gives us a glimpse of the University’s tradition of service.