Welcome! 

Harvard University and the US military were both founded on the values of serving and leading others. 

Are you a military veteran or active duty military member? Or are you a Harvard Alumni seeking ways to build relationship with the military and veteran community? We invite you to join our community!  Harvard has a centuries old military tradition.  Over 1,000 Harvard men and women have given their lives in service to their country, and 18 Medal of Honor winners have attended Harvard University. This "long crimson line" continues today with the Harvard ROTC programs as well as the student and faculty veteran and military members across all of Harvard's schools.   

Please take a chance to read more about our organization and activies, and then sign up for a free membership or contact us with any questions. 

 

"Enter to grow in wisdom, depart to serve better thy country and thy kind"

–  inscription on Dexter Gate, Harvard Yard 

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Major General Davenport inducted into ROTC Hall of Fame

In the second half of the Harvard-Yale football game on November 19, a special presentation was made to MG Davenport ‘ 44 for his recent induction into the ROTC Hall of Fame.  
Lieutenant Colonel Peter Godfrin, Director of Army ROTC at Harvard, presented Major General Davenport with a certificate and medal commemorating his recent induction in to the US Army ROTC Hall of Fame.  Major General (Retired) Robert Coolidge Davenport, a graduate of the Harvard Class of 1944, was recently inducted into the US Army Reserve Officers Training Corps Hall of Fame. Major General Davenport joined the Enlisted Reserve Corps at Harvard in June of 1942, and thirteen months later, entered the Army on active duty. During his military career he assisted in the development of Rocket Artillery in the Philippines during World War II and later commanded at the battery and brigade levels as part of the US Army Reserve. Major General Davenport retired from military service in 1983, but has continued to serve on the Alumni Advisory Committee for the Advocates for Harvard ROTC and as clerk of the Harvard ROTC Alumni Fund. He continues to support the military services with his attendance and support at ROTC and Junior ROTC events throughout Massachusetts, sharing his experience and wisdom with the Cadets and Midshipmen. 

Harvard Veterans in the News

 

Harvard Business School highlights Veteran students for Veterans Day

MBA students who have served in the U.S. armed services talk about their experiences and challenges, and what Veterans Day means to them. See and hear their stories in the new video from HBS. 
http://www.hbs.edu/about/video.aspx/video.aspx?v=1_bndc2z4l
Harvard Library opens exhibit on history of the military at Harvard
MBA students who have served in the U.S. armed services talk about their experiences and challenges, and what Veterans Day means to them. See and hear their stories in the new video from HBS.  Pusey Library is now featuring an exhibition titled "To Serve Better Thy Country": Four Centuries of Harvard and the Military. It features materials drawn from the collections of the Harvard University Archives. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Some photos are available online for those who cannot visit the exhibit in person. 
http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/military

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