ROTC ribbon-cutting ceremony

Cadets and midshipmen receiving instructions prior to the ceremony.
Yale President Richard C. Levin, center, with Juan M. Garcia III, assistant secretary of the Navy, Manpower & Reserve Affairs (left), and David S. Fadok, commander and president, Air University.
The Presentation of Colors by the Yale Police Honor Guard.
Members of the Yale Bands conducted by Thomas C. Duffy playing the national anthem.
The procession of cadets and midshipmen led by members of the Yale Veterans Association.
Pausing before the procession.
Saluting as the national anthem is played.
Yale College Dean Mary Miller offering welcoming remarks.
Yale President Richard C. Levin.
Cadets, midshipmen, and guests on Beinecke Plaza.
Juan M. Garcia.
Yale veterans.
Commander Fadok.
A cadet with the specially designed Yale blue handkerchief to be waved during the singing of "Bright College Years".
Kimberly M. Goff-Crews, secretary and vice president for student affairs.
The official ribbon cutting.
Air Force Colonel Scott E. Manning presents Miller with a flag that was flown for her in an MC-12 Liberty Aircraft in Afghanistan.
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Members of the campus community joined with university and government officials, alumni veterans, and other friends of Yale to mark the official opening of the ROTC offices at 55 Whitney Ave. The ceremony, held before the alumni war memorial on Beinecke Plaza, included a procession of cadets and midshipmen, music by members of the Yale Band, and remarks by President Richard C. Levin; Yale College Dean Mary Miller; Juan M. Garcia III, assistant secretary of the Navy, Manpower & Reserve Affairs; and David S. Fadock, commander and president, Air University, among others.