Following chapter tradition we continue to support five local university ROTC programs with the Special Forces Award for outstanding achievement. These universities are, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Southern California, California State University Fullerton and Claremont/McKenna College. Many of these programs are actually composite ROTC classes consisting of cadets from other local schools, such as Biola for CSU Fullerton, California State University Long Beach with USC, and California State University San Bernardino with Claremont. There are many more, but too numerous to list.
We are trying to establish closer working relationships with the ROTC programs and this year we have been successful with CSU Fullerton and its cadets. Chapter 78 then added a ‘special’ category of new award and the leading cadet, MS-4 Zach Hartley, from CSUF received this honor.