North Carolina State University
Celebrating 100 years of ROTC with about 120 NCSU Army ROTC alumni and guests dating as far back as the class of 1964!

100 Year Celebration Weekend

Celebrating 100 years of ROTC with about 120 NCSU Army ROTC alumni and guests dating as far back as the class of 1964!

GEN Hugh Shelton (Ret.)

General Retired

General Shelton is from Tarboro, NC. He graduated and commissioned in 1963 as an Infantry Officer with a degree in Textile Engineering. While at NCSU, he wrote for the Technician and was a member of Pershing’s Rifles. His most notable assignment was as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Clinton and Bush from 1997 to 2001.

  • Founder of Shelton Leadership Center at NCSU
  • Autobiography: Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior
  • Served in Vietnam with 5th Special Forces
  • Commanded 18th Airborne Corps
  • As a Major, was part of the Ranger School Cadre

GEN Daniel K. McNeill

General Retired

GEN McNeill is from Warsaw, NC. He graduated and commissioned in 1968 as an Infantry Officer with a Bachelor of Science degree. His most notable assignments include Commander of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and Commander of Coalitions Force, Afghanistan.

  • Commanded 82nd Airborne Division
  • Commander of 18th Airborne Corps
  • Assistant Chief of Staff during Operation Just Cause with 82nd Airborne Division
  • Special Forces Tab

 

Major General William C. Lee

Major General Retired

Major General William Lee was born on March 12, 1895 in Dunn, North Carolina.  He attended Wake Forest University and North Carolina State University, the latter of the two is where he received his commission from in 1917.  Major General Lee served in World War I with the American Expeditionary Force in France.  He organized the first paratroop platoon and became the first commander of the new parachute school at Fort Benning, Georgia.  Major General Lee earned the Distinguished Service Medal for his early leadership of Airborne Forces.  In August of 1942, Major General Lee became the first commander of the 101st Airborne Division in Camp Claiborne, Louisiana.  He assisted in the planning of the D-Day drops into Normandy.  Major General Lee trained with his soldiers in order to prepare for the airborne operation and right before the D-Day invasion he got sent back to the states due to a heart attack or a stroke.  He was replaced by General Maxwell Taylor and to honor their “father” the paratroopers yelled out “Bill Lee!” as they jumped on D-Day.  After all of Major General Lee’s contributions to the paratroopers and his leadership, he achieved the title of “Father of the U.S. Airborne”.

GEN Maxwell R. Thurman

General, Retired

h. GEN Thurman is from High Point, NC. He graduated and commissioned in 1953 as a Field Artillery Officer with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. His most notable assignments include Commander in Chief of U.S. Army Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in Panama and Commander of U.S. Army TRADOC

  • Commanded 82nd Airborne Division Field Artillery in Europe
  • Army Vice Chief of Staff, 1983-1987
  • Commanded 2nd Battalion, 35th Field Artillery Regiment in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive

MG Gregory A. Lusk

Adjutant General of North Carolina National Guard

MG Lusk was born in Beaufort, SC. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University, where he was commissioned as a Field Artillery Second Lieutenant in 1982. His previous assignments include two mobilizations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as executive officer and, most recently, as commander, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team.