ROTC Scholarships Awarded by Local Military Officers Chapters

Left to right: USAF Col. Carey Jones, Arden and Pam Devine, C/ Peter Olberding, and MIDN 1/C Timothy Ragels.

David R. Bull, LTJG, USNR, FMR, Membership Chair, CMSC

The Tucson Chapter of the Military Officers of America Association (MOAA) held its Oct. 28, 2021, monthly membership meeting at the Vivace Restaurant. Also attending were members of the SaddleBrooke-based Catalina Mountains Satellite Chapter (CMSC).

LTC John A. Devine Scholarship Fund award certificates were presented to two ROTC students, one U. S. Air Force and one U.S. Navy, attending the University of Arizona. The cadet and midshipman shared their career aspirations, and their detachment commanders/instructors provided updates on their respective programs at the U of A.

Each recipient was selected by their commanders/instructors based on: leadership; academic record; contributions to the ROTC program, the university, community engagement; and commitment to military service. Through the scholarships, MOAA honors the memory of LTC John A. Devine, U.S. Army, retired.

MOAA is a nonprofit veterans association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors.

The Catalina Mountains Satellite Chapter is part of the Tucson MOAA and encompasses Northwest Tucson, including Catalina, Oracle, parts of Oro Valley and Marana, SaddleBrooke, SaddleBrooke Ranch, and Sun City. For additional information about CMSC, contact President Capt. Chuck Vaughan at [email protected]. Those interested in joining can contact Membership Chair LTJG David Bull at [email protected].