Presidential Review 2013

AFROTC cadets march to the square for the annual Presidential Review

BYU UNIVERSE: Female Air Force ROTC cadet excels

Cadet Rachael Bakaitis is among the first women to graduate from BYU as a Pilot Select and has been influential in helping raise awareness for women’s roles in the Air Force.

BYU AFROTC: A drill in community service

The four-man exhibition team stopped in front of the 50-yard line and began a routine of highly refined movements with their ceremonial rifles.

From north to south, Utah remembers 9/11

A BYU ROTC cadet solemnly recounted the events of 12 years ago Wednesday while stoic cadets took turns laying roses for each of the four aircraft in the Sept. 11 attacks.

BYU ROTC Cadets Perform 9/11 Vigil

BYU ROTC cadets held a 9/11 vigil on Wednesday to commemorate the events that happened 12 years ago. 

Leadership is intangible; therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.
- Gen. Omar Bradley
Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more. You should never wish to do less.
- Gen. Robert E. Lee
The power of excellence is overwhelming. It is always in demand, and nobody cares about its color.
- Gen. Daniel S. Chappie‖ James, USAF
In every battle, there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten; then he who continues the attack wins.
- Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
I don't mind being called tough, because in this racket, it's tough guys who lead the survivors.
- General Curtis E. Lemay, Chief of Staff, USAF
Victory smiles upon those who anticipate the changes in the character of war, not upon those who wait to adapt themselves after the changes occur.
- Italian Air Marshal Guilio Douhet
Integrity is the fundamental premise for military service in a free society. Without integrity, the moral pillars of our military strength, public trust, and self-respect are lost.
- Gen. Charles A. Gabriel, Chief of Staff, USAF
Air Force ROTC prepares young men and women to become leaders in the Air Force. You will grow as an individual both mentally and physically and acquire strong leadership skills that will benefit you as an Air Force officer and in corporate America.
War, once declared, must be waged offensively, aggressively. The enemy must not be fended off; but smitten down. You may then spare him every exaction, relinquish every gain, but, til then he must be struck incessantly and remorselessly.
- Alfred Thayer Mahan
If I didn‘t have air supremacy, I wouldn‘t be here.
- Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
If our air forces are never used, they have achieved their finest goal.
- Gen. Nathan Twining
From 1947 to today, Airmen have accomplished our Service’s core missions – air and space superiority; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; rapid global mobility; global strike; and command and control. We have evolved into a Service that carries out missions through air, space and cyberspace, but our core missions have remained constant. Advances in technology now allow us to fly faster, farther and higher than ever before. We use aircraft and spacecraft that no one could have imagined at our Service’s creation, and we continue to provide an asymmetric advantage for America. Airmen have been and continue to be the strength of our Service. The U.S. Air Force was forged by airpower legends with names like Sijan, Levitow, Jones and Day. These heroes and many others made history, and their legacy continues as today’s Airmen write the history of this generation. Decades from now, the names of Airmen among us today will be as familiar as the names of the earlier heroes we celebrate. Read the full birthday message here: http://1.usa.gov/16lRCeY.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling, which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse. The person, who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
- John Stuart Mill
The American people rightly look to their military leaders to be not only skilled in the technical aspects of the profession of arms, but to be men of integrity.
- Gen. Joseph L. Collins
It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag.
- Father Denis Edward O‘Brien, Sergeant, USMC