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Senior wins ROTC award (Released: 2/13/97)

by Thomas Becher, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- Cadet Paul Vincent Vera, a senior at Yale University, has received the George C. Marshall ROTC Award for 1997, the University of Connecticut Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Program announced.

As the recipient of this award, Vera, a political science major, will attend the George C. Marshal ROTC Award Seminar on the National Security of the United States, to be held April 15-18. The seminar is sponsored by the George C. Marshall Foundation of Lexington, Va.

Organized in 1953 at the suggestion of President Truman, the Marshall Foundation is a privately funded organization which operates independent of associated colleges or state and federal governments. The foundation's premier leadership program is the George C. Marshall ROTC Award Seminar, which recognizes outstanding seniors in military science and leadership colleges and universities throughout the United States with Army ROTC detachments.

Vera is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He lives in NEW HAVEN. He will be commissioned to the active component of the U.S. Army in May. He has been assigned to the Armor branch.