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File #: 170946    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/26/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/26/2017
Title: Recognizing Drexel University and the Task Force Dragon Battalion of the Reserve Officer Training Corps for providing a veteran friendly community and producing quality leaders from the City of Philadelphia over the last 99 years.
Sponsors: Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Green, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. Signature17094600.pdf

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Recognizing Drexel University and the Task Force Dragon Battalion of the Reserve Officer Training Corps for providing a veteran friendly community and producing quality leaders from the City of Philadelphia over the last 99 years.

 

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WHEREAS, Drexel University formed one of the first units in the Reserve Officer Training Corps, then known as Student Army Training Corps, on the tenth day of October 1918; and

 

WHEREAS, Since its inception the Program has helped develop students from the Drexel student body into quality leaders for the United States Army and beyond; and

 

WHERAS, The Program emphasizes the Army Values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage for students in their everyday lives; and

 

WHEREAS, As a General Military Science Unit, Task Force Dragon Battalion allows Cadets to commission into any of the 17 professional fields within the Army through a variety of two, three, and four year programs; and

 

WHEREAS, Drexel University has graciously hosted and supported this Program since it’s formation ninety-nine years ago; and

 

WHEREAS, Drexel University has provided a welcoming community for current military members and veterans, including the 907 veterans currently enrolled in the University; and

 

WHEREAS, The University has been named a yellow ribbon school and has been consistently ranked as a top “military friendly school” by news sources; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That we hereby recognize and honor Drexel University and the Task Force Dragon Battalion of the Reserve Officer Training Corps for providing a veteran friendly community and producing quality leaders from the City of Philadelphia over the last 99 years.

 

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