Norwich cadets at the April FTX underwent three levels of maneuvering exercises that culminated with a live fire—if they passed rigorous evaluations that measured safety and skill. Pictured: Junior MS3, c/SSG Daniel Colón ’15 during the dry-fire phase of the maneuvering exercise. Colón succeeded at all three levels.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Teaching Teamwork and Leadership through Tactical Weapons Training: By Jacque E. Day and C. T. Haywood ’12. Photographs by Mark Collier. ON A RAW, spring morning at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vt., a four-cadet fire team approaches an ammunition supply point. Their... 

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Horatio G. Wright

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Unsung Hero of the Battle of Cedar Creek: By COL Timothy H. Donovan, USA (Ret.) ’62. ON THE MORNING of October 19, 1864, more than 21,000 Confederate troops descended upon the Union Army of the Shenandoah a few miles south of Winchester, Virginia. It was an early-morning surprise... 

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Rob Pincus '94, Photo courtesy of Steve Aryan

Right on Target: Rob Pincus ’94

Monday, June 23, 2014

“Learn like you’ll live forever. Live like you’ll die tomorrow.” Rob Pincus ’94 has come a long way from his humble beginnings as a rook at Norwich University. Now a highly sought-after personal defense and tactical training consultant, Pincus is well known for leading one... 

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2014 Colby: “After the Wars”


Symposium adrresses the future of U.S. and Military The 19th Annual William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium brought some of the nation’s most insightful military writers and historians to Norwich for two days of lectures, classroom discussions, and booksignings. The ever-popular... Read More


Russell Holden ’73


Commandant of Cadets From Elementary School and a 24-year military career, to his current position as commandant of cadets at Norwich University, two things have remained constant for Russell Holden ’73: his fulfillment from Norwich and his love for Vermont. Norwich University’s name was constantly buzzing around Holden as he grew up in Hyde Park, […]


Summer at Kreitzberg Arena

Happy campers: Elite Hockey girls boarding camp, July 2013.

The Elite Hockey Training Center Most Members of the Norwich Family are well aware that from October through March, Kreitzberg Arena is the proud home of Norwich University men’s and women’s hockey. However, every summer since 1999, the rink has also served as a venue for one of the top youth hockey camps in New […]


108 Years Ago


On November 22, 1906, the Vermont State Legislature passed an act allowing the enlistment at Norwich of a battery of field artillery. In 1907, the University received from the U.S. government “four 3-inch breech loading rapid fire field guns, model, 1905; 8 caissons for guns complete; 1 battery wagon and field forge; 1 store wagon; […]


Randall H. Miller ’93 & M’07

Randall H. Miller is the author of five books: Norwich Matters, Norwich Heroes, Portrait of a Hero, Chalk 2, and Buck the System. He writes and lectures from his home in Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife and son. Learn more at

In past years, the Corps of Cadets had several daily formations that ended with marchdowns to the mess hall for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (first, second, and third mess). Things could get a bit tedious, so the Band (aka “The Zoo”) was always looking for ways to spice things up. Beginning in the early ’70s, […]