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In The Nations Service

Cadet Eliza Ewing ’20.
Photo Credit: Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

‘Preparing for the battlefield’: Athletics and leadership in ROTC

They woke up as first-years and seniors, history majors and engineers, Oklahomans and Connecticut natives. They pulled on standard-issue shirts, shorts, socks, strapped on their running watches. Some of them double-checked to make sure their shaves were clean. And somewhere in the walk from each of their dorms to Jadwin Gym, that group of individual students became something else entirely: a platoon of Army cadets. 

FEATURES | November 15

John K. Hurley '86.

Courtesy of Stanford Business School.

Legacies of Service: John Hurley ’86 and George Hurley ’22

Ret. Captain John Hurley graduated from the University in 1986 as an ROTC Cadet, Chairman of The Daily Princetonian, and with a degree in history. He went on to serve as an artillery officer in South Korea and fought in the first Gulf War. After his army service, Hurley went to Stanford Business School. Today, Hurley runs Cavalry Asset Management, an investment firm based in San Francisco and Hong Kong. His son, Cadet Sergeant George Hurley, is a sophomore at the University. Also enrolled in the ROTC program, George intends to follow his father in pursuing a degree in history.

NEWS | November 15

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Jeongmin Cho ‘21 served in the South Korean military prior to his time at the University. 
Photo courtesy of Jeongmin Cho ‘21

In the service of other nations: International student vets at the U.

According to a report by the Davis Center, 12.4 percent of all undergraduates in the previous academic year and 25.3 percent of all University students were international students. The Daily Princetonian spoke with four international student veterans from South Korea and Israel about their experiences in service and transitions to the University. 

NEWS | November 14