New Milford Connecticut native, Chris Hennessy is the other recipient of this year’s $250 CBAA scholarship.
Chris is a freshman at the University of Wyoming and is studying International Studies, eventually he would like to earn his commission and branch Infantry.
Chris chose to come to UW because he wanted to live near the mountains and it was much more affordable than Colorado.
“I served six years in the Navy and wanted to something a little more combat oriented, so Army ROTC seemed like a good fit,” he said.
For now Chris participates on the Ranger Challenge Team and he enjoys weekly labs and field training exercises because it gives him a chance to practice his infantry skills in full gear, he hopes to go active duty when he commissions. ROTC has been a bit of an adjustment for Chris though.
“Army ROTC and being prior Navy has given me a moral dilemma…who should I root for in the Army Navy football game?” He concluded.
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