From the desk of President Leslie K. Guice

Military Appreciation Day at Louisiana Tech

Oct 19, 2014 | Weekly Update

Saturday was Military Appreciation Day at Aillet Stadium. This is always a special day for us as we reflect upon those who lay it all on the line in service to our country. This year was made even more special through the participation of the leadership of Barksdale Air Force Base, including:
  • Lt. General Steve Wilson, Commander of the Global Strike Command
  • Maj. General Richard Clark, Vice Commander of the Global Strike Command
  • Maj. General Scott Vander Hamm, Commander of the Eighth Air Force
  • Maj. General Michael Fortney, Director of Operations for the Global Strike Command
  • Larry Kingsley, Director of Logistics, Installations & Mission Support for Global Strike Command
  • Arthur Hatcher, Director of Communications for Global Strike Command
  • Colonel Jonathan Ellis, Commander of the 307th Bomb Wing
  • Lt. Col. Dwayne Slack, Deputy Commander of the 307th Bomb Wing Maintenance Group
  • Chief Master Sergeant Randy Noble of the 307th Bomb Wing
  • Chaplain Captain Shane Moore of the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base
  • Lt. Col. Devin Kudlas, Commander of AFROTC Detachment 305 at Louisiana Tech
We were also proud that Dwayne Slack, Randy Noble and Shane Moore are all Tech alumni. Another Tech alumnus joined us for the day – NFL Hall of Famer Willie Roaf – who was recognized at half time by the Hall of Fame Foundation for being selected to join the College Football Hall of Fame.
Bulldog Football vs UTSA

General Wilson addressing community and campus leaders at the brunch

Here are a few pictures from Saturday:
Bulldog Football vs UTSA

Presenting Tech Helmet to General Wilson

Bulldog Football vs UTSA

Gen. Wilson challenging Gen. Clark to relive his Air Force Academy football playing days

Bulldog Football vs UTSA

Generals joining in on the Tech alma mater

Bulldog Football vs UTSA

General Wilson tossing the coin

General tossing coint

Greeting players and officials at midfield

Bulldog Football vs UTSA

General officers and leadership being recognized at Aillet Stadium

Bulldog Football vs UTSA

with Willie Roaf

Bulldog Football vs UTSA

Willie Roaf and Tommy McClelland

Generals at Aillet 1

Generals saluting Louisiana Tech

Chaplain Shane Moore

Chaplain Shane Moore giving Invocation