Friday, February 21, 2020
The PohlCat Golf Course
Mt. Pleasant, MI  
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L-R - Hall of Fame Inductees Eduard G. Cantu and Dennis R. Kendal           CSM Eduard G. Cantu

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Guest Speaker - Terence F. Moore - Class of '65
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L-R - CMU President Davies, CDT Brewington, CDT TerAverst and MSL Student A. Franklin
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Friday, February 22, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott
Mt. Pleasant, MI  
Image of Robert B. WangenImage of cadets and guests attending the Military Ball.
Robert B. Wangen - Class of 1971
Hall of Fame Inductee
Image of Lawrence Clayton.Image of CDT Martinez, LTC Pratt and CDT Redman
ROTC Alumni Lawrence Clayton - '58          CDT Martinez, LTC Pratt, CDT Redman
Image of guest speaker CMU President Robert DaviesImage of cadets adding ingredients to the Grog.
Guest Speaker CMU President Robert Davies           Adding ingredients to the Grog
Image of ROTC Alumni Board Members
ROTC Alumni Board Members, L-R, President Hon. Fred Mester, John Fisher,
COL (Ret) Theodore Hummel, MSG Hoye Royals, Mr. Bill Sowle, BG (Ret) John Kulhavi

Friday, February 23, 2018
PohlCat Golf Course
Mt. Pleasant, MI 
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L to R - Hall of Fame Inductees Harold L. Patrick ('57) and John E. Leask, Jr. ('85)
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Guest Speaker John G. Kulhavi ('65)
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Alumni Board President                 Testing the Grog - Cadets Jordan, Crystal and Beekman (L-R)
Theodore W. Hummel ('58)
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Cadet Gahry and Alumni Ernest Wolters ('71)

Military Ball 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017
University Center, Rotunda
Central Michigan University

John E. Leatherman
Honorary Hall of Fame inductee
John E. Leatherman

Guest speaker Colonel Jennifer B. Piolo and her daughter, Cadet Nina Salinas.
Guest Speaker Colonel Jennifer B. Piolo and her daughter, Cadet Nina Salinas.
Military Ball receiving line Dinner during the Military Ball Dinner at the Military Ball Image of cadet speaking at podium during Military Ball.

Rexford K. Hawley

Military Ball 2016

Hall of Fame inductee
Rexford K. Hawley
Class of 1959

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Guest Speaker COL (Ret) Rick Nussio (Middle) with Cadet Olechnowicz & his date.


Military Ball April 24, 2015

At the ROTC Military Ball three alumni were inducted into the ROTC Hall of Fame. 
Ronald L. Sharp, Class of 1965
Albert G. Tennant, Class of 1955
Robert A. Ware, Class of 1983

LTC Thayer and COL Sharp LTC Thayer and MAJ Ware
 LTC Greg Thayer and COL (Ret) Sharp                  LTC Greg Thayer and MAJ (Ret) Ware

Al TennantAl Tennant at his home in Holland Michigan






Military Ball 2014

University Center, Rotunda
Central Michigan University
February 15, 2014

CMU and FSU Cadets enjoyed another successful Military Ball on February 15, 2014.  Inducted into the Hall of Fame this year were MAJ (R) Michael G. Knapp, Class of 1978; COL (R) James E. Prescott, Class of 1972; and CPT (R) William R. Talcott, Class of 1966.  Unfortunately, due to winter storms on the east coast, Michael Knapp and his family could not attend the Ball. We did, ho​wever, have the privilege of meeting both Prescott and Talcott.  Other special guests this year were President & Mrs. George Ross, BG (R) John Kulhavi along with his wife Carole, as well as many other alumni and guests. 

CPT (R) William R. Talcott  LTC Thayer and COL (R) James Prescott
CPT (R) William Talcott           ​LTC Greg Thayer & COL (R) James Prescott

Military Ball 2013

Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI
February 9, 2013
A crowd of over 200 people enjoyed an evening of dinner, dancing and socializing with Cadets, Alumni, and CMU Administration at the 2013 Chippewa Battalion Military Ball. This was the 60th Military Ball in the history of CMU’s ROTC. This year, Major Insung Oaks Lee (Retired) was inducted into the ROTC Hall of Fame because of his extensive service to Central Michigan University, the community and to the United States of America.  In addition, the guest speaker was Dr. Mark Francek from CMU’s Department of Geography. His presentation to the cadets highlighted five tips on how to be successful in life.  Thank you to everyone who attended the Military Ball this year!

Lee and Thayer
February 11, 2012
Soaring Eagle and Resort
Inducted into the Hall of Fame:
COL(R) Gene D. Bruce, ROTC Cadre 1972-1977
MAJ(R) Thomas J. Jenks, Class of 1973
LTC (R) Lawrence E. Warner, Class of 1962
February 18, 2011
Comfort Inn & Suites in Mt. Pleasant
Inducted in the ROTC Hall of Fame:
Harold Richardson (1965)
S. Dean Roberts (1955)
Scott Haraburda (1983)
The Military Ball is open to all Alumni, if you are interested in receiving an invitation in the future please contact the Chippewa Battalion at 1-989-774-3049.