BIO: I am a Florida native (Plant City, FL) graduate of Northwestern (BS 1951), and Yale University JD 1957, Fulbright Scholar to Australia 1958. Adjunct Professor of Business Law, University of North Florida and a retired member of the Virginia, DC and Florida Bars.
My wife Patricia and I live in Anna Maria, Florida, and we have four children, Debby Love, Sandy Mc Namee, Bill and David Hoffmann (twins) and six grandchildren.
One of my proudest accomplishments was the establishment of the enhanced JROTC. SAR had supported
The ROTC for decades. During a visit in 1996 to the TXSSAR at Tyler, Texas, I was visiting with Col. Martin (USA ret.) . He told me how the Texas Society was actively promoting the Junior ROTC. Then, I talked to an Army Senior Instructor at a Jacksonville, Florida High School who showed me statistics that cadets in the JROTC program tested from 20 to 25% higher academically than their peers. Question. Why is this so??? The answer is found in the three selfs, IE;
The curriculum of all JROTC programs promote all of these traits. The Instructors, retired officers and non coms, act as role models to these young high school students. The students become a “community” within the school as one female senior Lieutenant told me. A non com told me the students will discuss issues and problem with them that they don’t discuss with the faculty. Hence we see the their instructors serve in the capacity of role models to these young impressionable students at a critical time in their lives or to use the Latin phrase “in loco parentis”.
At our first national award ceremony at the Orlando Congress in 1998, the winner was a female Cambodian immigrant who became the commander of her cadet regiment in Seattle Washington.
The Youth Luncheons show case the winners of our Oration, Essay, Eagle Scout and JROTC contests.
These youth contests are a core activity of the NSSAR in our culture today and deserve our full support.
The establishment of our Ladies Auxiliary at the national level was an important achievement begun during my tenure as Chancellor General. Again on a visit to the CASSAR, m