Rensselaer Air Force ROTC Cadet Selected for Prestigious Symposium

February 7, 2023


Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFROTC) headquarters selected Cadet Spencer Davidson ’23, of Rensselaer’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 550, to attend the National Character and Leadership Symposium (NCLS) at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Cadet Davidson was selected as one of eight cadets out of 1,800 eligible nationwide based on his academic performance, leadership, and character. He is studying aeronautical engineering at Rensselaer.

The Air Force Academy has held NCLS for more than 50 years to develop and inspire leaders across the nation. This year, the AF Chief of Staff, astronauts, Medal of Honor Recipients, and others will provide reflections on this year’s theme, Reimagine Leadership. Inspire Teamwork.

“It’s an honor to send Cadet Davidson to represent RPI and to bring leadership lessons back to Detachment 550,” said Lieutenant Colonel Jake Miller, commander of AFROTC Detachment 550 and professor of aerospace studies.

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Written By Katie Malatino
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