A King takes command of NROTC

Capt. Kevin King took over as the University of Missouri’s Naval ROTC commanding officer (CO) in August, following the retirement of Capt. Michael Vizcarra, who served as CO for the last four years.

New commander at the helm

Though it has maintained a presence on the University of Missouri campus since 1946, Naval ROTC has been affiliated with the College of Engineering since 1980, and recently, the unit has come under new command. Captain Michael A. Vizcarra, first commissioned by the Navy in 1984, assumed command of MU’s Reserve Officers Training Corp Unit […]

MU student Eric Schwarz commissioned in Navy

When Eric Schwarz left Navy active duty in 2003 after six years of service, he didn’t plan to re-enlist — nor did he imagine he would ever be commissioned as an Engineering Duty Officer candidate. But for Schwarz, the cogs of life brought him back to early passions and interests. He was commissioned as an […]

The right man for the job: fast work on an anti-IED mine roller saves lives

“I’m always looking at that next hard problem,” said Alan Canfield, a 1991 mechanical engineering graduate who works as the counter-IED program manager at the Panama City division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. A Navy civilian, Canfield said he originally worked on Marine Corps land mine and expeditionary warfare projects, but that he was […]

MU Center for Veteran’s Success finds temporary home with engineering

Soldiers returning to civilian lives increasingly find themselves faced with a new foe: unemployment. An economist with the U.S. Department of Labor recently placed the jobless rate for veterans returning stateside from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq at 11.2 percent — one in nine soldiers, or approximately 170,000 men and women — compared to […]

Marine receives new scholarship honoring MU alumnus who died serving in Iraq

Staff Sgt. Michael McGuire on May 2 received a scholarship established in honor of 1st Lt. Mark Gelina, who died last November while serving in Iraq. McGuire, a Marine majoring in business at the University of Missouri, won the $500 scholarship by demonstrating academic and physical excellence, leadership and integrity, said U.S. Navy Officer Candidate […]

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