Boston University

COL John W. Pershing

Colonel John Warren Pershing, the grandson of General of the Armies John J. Pershing, was a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Boston University Army ROTC class of 1965. He served as an infantry and military intelligence officer in the Active Duty Army, Special Forces, and the United States Army Reserve. Colonel Pershing established the Pershing ROTC Scholarship Fund at Boston University and was active in the program until his death in 1999. The Army ROTC building on campus, The Pershing House, is named in his honor.

COL Russell Spinney

Colonel Russel Spinney commissioned into the United States Army in 1934 through Boston University Army ROTC. He was a veteran of World War II and later returned to Boston University, where he served as the Professor of Military Science from 1953 to 1958. The Spinney Study Center, a conference room in The Pershing House, is named in his honor.

MAJ Frank Hadden Jr.

Major Frank Hadden Jr. first began his military service as an enlisted soldier during World War II. Following the War, he commissioned into the United States Army in 1950 through Boston University ROTC. Major Hadden served in the Korean War later in the United States Army Reserve. He established a grant that allows senior cadets in the Boston University Army ROTC program to visit the Gettysburg National Battlefield every year as part of their professional development. The Hadden Lounge, a cadet lounge in The Pershing House, is named in his honor.