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Cadet is awarded scholarship by Rutgers Alum BG Bingham and LTC Sandberg.

Scholarship Award Presentation.

Cadet is awarded scholarship by Rutgers Alum BG Bingham and LTC Sandberg.

Colonel Jacobs

Medal of Honor Recipient

Col. Jacobs, entered military service through Rutgers ROTC.  He earned the Medal of Honor in 1968 for exceptional heroism on the battlefields of Vietnam. He also holds three Bronze Stars and two Silver Stars. He was an adviser to a Vietnamese infantry battalion when it came under devastating fire that disabled the commander. Although severely wounded, 1st Lieutenant Jacobs took command, withdrew the unit to safety, and returned again and again under intense fire to rescue the wounded and perform life-saving first aid. He saved the lives of a U.S. adviser and 13 allied soldiers. Colonel Jacobs served on the faculties of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the National War College in Washington, D.C. After retirement, he founded Auto Finance Group. As a managing director of Bankers Trust Co., he led Global Investment Management to $2.2 billion in assets and later cofounded a similar business for Lehman Brothers. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a director of the Medal of Honor Foundation, and the McDermott Professor of Politics at West Point. He is also a military analyst for MSNBC.

General Kroesen

Commander, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army and Commanding General, Central Army Group

General Kroesen graduated Rutgers in 1944 with a BS in Agriculture.  He earned his commission through OCS and in over 38 years of active service, General Kroesen rose to the highest levels of military command.  As a General Officer his command assignments included; Commanding General, 23d Infantry Division (Americal) in Vietnam; Commanding General, 82d Airborne Division; Commanding General VII Corps, United States Army Europe; Commanding General, United States Forces Command; and Commander, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army and Commanding General Central Army Group.   General Kroesen earned a BA and MA in International Affairs from George Washington University and an Honorary Ph.D. in Humane Letters from Rutgers University.

Major General Sharpe

Chief of the Bureau of Military Information, Army of the Potomac

Major General Sharpe graduated from Rutgers in 1847 and subsequently went to Yale Law School.  In 1861 he joined the Army as a Captain and fought in every battle the Army of the Potomac was involved in.  During the Civil War military organizations had to develop new Military Intelligence organizations to adapt to the advances in industry, transportation, communication and warfare.  In 1863, Major General Hooker chose the then COL Sharpe to head the Bureau of Military Information which Sharpe developed into a professional and proficient organization.  Gen Sharpe served on the staffs of Hooker, Meade and Grant and became a Major General in 1865.