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ROTC at MIT—Taking the Oath of Office

The oath of office for new Army cadets and MIT graduates is recited

The oath of office for new Army cadets and MIT graduates is recited

Military instruction has existed at MIT from its very first classes in 1865. Established in 1917, MIT's ROTC program was the first in the nation. Today, the ROTC tradition continues at MIT. In this video, dated June 5, 2009, General David H. Petraeus administers the oath of office at the annual commissioning ceremony for MIT, which takes place on Commencement Day. General Petraeus's son, Stephen Petraeus '09, was among the cadets commissioned into the Army on this day. Video production funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT through a grant to Dr. Violeta Ivanova.

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