Army ROTC celebrating 100th anniversary with Fort Knox event

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) – Army ROTC is celebrating its 100th anniversary this week with a ceremony at Fort Knox.

The post said senior leaders from across the nation, members of the U.S. Army Cadet Command and people from the community will take part.

The former commander of Africa Command, retired Gen. Carter F. Ham, will be the keynote speaker during the event Friday. The post said in a news release that the Golden Knights Parachute Team will conduct a demonstration, and the command will induct over 300 people into the Army ROTC Hall of Fame.

The release said Army ROTC was created with the signing of the National Defense Act on June 3, 1916.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on Brooks Field.