George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award Seminar
1 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Retired Gen. Richard Cody greets U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno to the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno was attending the George C. Marshall Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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2 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno shakes the hand of a Cadet at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno was attending the George C. Marshall Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Award... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award Seminar
3 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno speaks with Army Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno was attending the George C. Marshall Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Award Se... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award Seminar
4 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno speaks with a Army Cadet at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno was attending the George C. Marshall Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Award S... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award Seminar
5 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno speaks with female Army Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno was attending the George C. Marshall Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) A... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award Seminar
6 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno laughs with Army Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno was attending the George C. Marshall Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Award Se... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award Seminar
7 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Retired Gen. Richard Cody shows U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno the green notebook required to be carried around by all Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno was attending the... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award Seminar
8 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno speaks to Army Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno was attending the George C. Marshall Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Award Semi... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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9 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) listen to U.S. Army Cheif of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno talk about todays Army, what it means to be a leader, and the future of the Army in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mik... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award Seminar
10 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno speaks to Army Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno was attending the George C. Marshall Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Award Semi... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award Seminar
11 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno speaks to Army Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno talks about the three C's he considers a good leader to have, Competence, Commitment, and ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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12 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno speaks to a Army Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno was attending the George C. Marshall Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Award Se... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award Seminar
13 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno speaks with Army Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno was attending the George C. Marshall Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Award S... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award Seminar
14 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno sits with Army Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno was attending the George C. Marshall Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Award Semi... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award Seminar
15 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno laughs with Army Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno was attending the George C. Marshall Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Award Se... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award Seminar
16 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Retired Gen. Richard Cody introduces the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno to the audience at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno was attending the George C. Marshall Army Reserve Offic... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award Seminar
17 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno speaks to Army Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno talks about the three C's he considers a good leader to have, Competence, Commitment, and ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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18 / 18 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno speaks to Army Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute Post (VMI) in Lexington, Va., April 14, 2014. Gen. Odierno talks about the three C's he considers a good leader to have, Competence, Commitment, and ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

I had the opportunity to speak with some of our Army's future leaders at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA. Cadets from 274 colleges and universities across America participated in twelve round table discussions which included topics such as Nuclear Proliferation; Terrorism and US. Foreign Policy in the Middle East. Communicating the leadership principles of General George Marshall--candor, commitment, courage, integrity and selflessness--are the reasons for which the George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award exists. Cadets who attend the seminar come away with a better knowledge of Marshall the man and the guiding principles which made him one of the Nation's greatest leaders.We place a great burden on our junior leaders and it is crucial that they embody the Army profession. These young men and women have committed themselves to something greater than the individual. I am proud of their accomplishments and commitment to serve. They are ARMY STRONG!

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