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11 UCLA ROTCers received their commission with 60 -70 family members and friends in attendance. The three guest speakers who had served in the Army and had connections to UCLA included:
Ed Garcia ’69 (celebrating the 50th anniversary of his commissioning) and Dan Nelson ’07. Amid great pride in the room from soldiers and their families, UCLA ROTCer Vincent Okamoto, the most highly decorated Japanese American to survive the Vietnam War with his saga referenced in Ken Burns “The Vietnam War” also spoke.
A UCLA VetNet partnered event at the Veterans Resource Center brought Veteran Alumni professionals to campus to talk about the graduate school application process. The group of professionals included lawyers, MBAs and physicians along with 35 student veterans.
Military connected alumni met with student Veterans to review their CV, resume and cover letters as a part of the students career preparation program in the Veterans Resource Center.
UCLA Bruins have transformed the world, but also served and sacrificed for it. Until recently, little was known of the 275 Bruin students, faculty and alumni who fought in World War II.
Learn more about Mr. Beigel’s research https://newsletter.alumni.ucla.edu/special/2017/oct-fallen/default.htm
UCLA Alumni Association Board member D’Artagnan Scorza ’07, Ph.D. 13, speaking to fellow veterans about combining their military skills with a UCLA education and how to transition into the professional world.
UCLA student veterans receiving their graduation honor cords at a ceremony celebrating their many accomplishments.