Veterans gala marks 100th anniversary of ROTC
USC President C. L. Max Nikias, retired Gen. David Petraeus among guests at annual event honoring service members
Its a USC tradition to honor Trojan veterans with an annual banquet; after all, USCs relationship with the Reserve Officer Training Corps goes back decades.
This years event, held March 30 at The Westin Bonaventure hotel, took on special meaning as it coincided with the 100th anniversary of the creation of ROTC.
Among those taking part in the celebration were USC President C. L. Max Nikias; his wife, Niki C. Nikias; and retired Gen. David Petraeus, a Judge Widney Professor in the USC Price School of Public Policy. Retired Gen. James N. Mattis delivered the keynote address.