Maj. Gen. Benjamin E. Doty

By AMY TURNERJuly 8, 2021

2021 Hall of Fame Inductee

University of Idaho (1953)

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Kellogg, Idaho native Benjamin Doty attended the University of Idaho and graduated as the ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate in 1953. His Army career would span almost 31 years.

During his time in the Army, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Doty worked both in the United States and overseas. He worked as U.S. Army Military Assistance Command in Vietnam. During 1973, Doty was promoted to colonel and earned the tile of Commander of the 3rd Armored Division Artillery in Europe. During his time in this role, Doty was commended for his excellent service.

He then was promoted to brigade general, during which time he was assigned as the Assistant Division Commander for the 2nd Armored Division. His leadership in this role was integral to organization’s success.

Before retiring, having climbed the ranks to major general, Doty worked as the Commanding General, TRADOC Combined Arms Test Activity at Fort Hood, Texas.

His time in the Army earned Doty many awards including the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Metal, and Army Commendation Medal among many others.

After his retirement from the Army in 1984, Doty stays active in his community and with the University of Idaho. His dedication to his Nation, his community, and his alma mater is something every member of ROTC should be striving for.

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.

Read more about the 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees.