Robert Grossman '64 - ROTC
Alfred University required attendance in ROTC during my years there. I absolutely hated the first two years and took the last two only on the insistence of my parents. I was commissioned a 2LT Armor on 8 February 1962. I entered duty on 16 February firmly committed to spending 2 years and then using my Ceramic Engineering degree.
My first 2 years were in the training center at Ft. Knox. I liked the Army and over the next 19 years I had two tours in Viet Nam, one as an advisor the second with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, a tour in Korea with the United Nations Command, duty with the 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment, two teaching assignments and 7 years in personnel management.
Along the way I attended the Armor Career Course, the Command and General Staff College and earned a MS in Library Science from Our Lady of the Lake University. I retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1983. After the Army I join the United Services Life Insurance Company and became Vice President, Marketing responsible for insurance production in the United States, Europe and Asia. I now live in a retirement community in Raleigh, NC.