2021 Hall of Fame Inductee
Williams & Mary (2008)
As a highly respected cadet, infantrymen, and leader, 1st Lt. Todd Weaver’s legacy and contributions to this nation and the Army ROTC community are significant.
Enlisting in 2002, Weaver began his journey in the Armed Forces as a combat engineer in the Virginia Army National Guard. He completed all required training, developed his skills as an engineer, was activated in support of Hurricane Isabel relief efforts in eastern Virginia, and deployed to Mosul, Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. He enrolled at the College of William & Mary (W&M) in Williamsburg, Virginia upon his return from Iraq.
Weaver joined the W&M Army ROTC program as a Simultaneous Member Program Cadet soon after enrollment and rose quickly through the Cadet ranks, making good use of the leadership skills learned as an enlisted Soldier. He was the Ranger Challenge Team captain, responsible for leading W&M’s team to 3rd place nationally in 2006. He was appointed Cadet ROTC battalion commander during his senior year at W&M and ultimately completed the program as a Distinguished Military Graduate.
He commissioned into the Infantry in 2008, completed Ranger School, and was assigned as platoon leader 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He deployed to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan with the 101st in May 2010 as a company executive officer supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Recognizing his leadership potential, his brigade commander reassigned him to the 1st-320th Field Artillery Regiment to lead an artillery platoon tasked to conduct dismounted infantry operations in the Arghandab River valley west of Qandahar.
Weaver was killed in action leading his platoon on a night ambush operation targeting Taliban militants Sept. 9th, 2010. His ultimate sacrifice exemplifies the true meaning of service and leadership.
About the Army ROTC Hall of Fame
The ROTC Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as part of the ROTC Centennial celebration. The first class (2016) inducted 326 former ROTC Cadets who had distinguished themselves in their military or civilian career.
The Hall of Fame honors graduates of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. It provides a prestigious and tangible means of recognizing and honoring Army ROTC Alumni who have made lasting, significant contributions to the Nation, the Army and the history and traditions of the Army ROTC Program.