Norwich University names top Corps leader for upcoming academic year

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Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:01pm -- Denise Sortor

Norwich University President Richard W Schneider and Commandant of Cadets Col Michael Titus announced that Morgan Woods, of Newton, Mass, has been selected to serve as the 2018-19 Regimental Commander, the highest-ranking cadet of Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets (NUCC). Cadet Command Sergeant Major Woods is a Psychology major and student-athlete, serving as assistant captain on the women’s rugby team. Woods also serves on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee; the Honor Committee; is president of the Psi Chi Honor Society; and a member of the Sigma Delta Pi honor society. Woods is one of seven students selected to travel to the Israel/Palestine region this spring as part of the Olmsted Foundation-supported Overseas Cultural Immersion Trip through Norwich University’s Peace and War Center.

Woods plans to commission into the Army after graduating in May 2019.

“Throughout the interview process, Morgan stood out as a no-nonsense, tough leader,” Titus said. “She’s articulate, intelligent and balanced. She has the right set of skills and, more importantly, the right attitude to lead the Corps through a challenging organizational restructuring and into our bicentennial year.”

Regimental staff sections are assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company. Led by the regimental commander and the command staff, they perform administration, operational planning, logistics and other key functions.

Woods and next year’s cadet officers and NCOs will be formally promoted during a Corps of Cadets Review with Change of Command Ceremony on Friday, May 4, 2018. The ceremony will be held on the Upper Parade Ground at 3 pm and the public is invited to attend.

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the US Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.