FROM READERS: Photos from Tiger Battalion's "Dining Out" banquet

Monday, April 23, 2012 | 5:00 p.m. CDT
Cadets Ethan Fry and Daniel Dreyer attend the Tiger Battalion's "Dining Out" banquet.

Clyde Bentley is an associate professor of print and digital news at the Missouri School of Journalism.

The cadets of the University of Missouri Reserve Officers’ Training Corps marked the end of the academic year with the Tiger Battalion’s first “Dining Out” banquet.

“Dining Out” is a traditional Army formal dinner for officers, cadets and guests. Saturday’s dinner was a prelude to the end-of-term commissioning of 18 cadets as Second Lieutenants. It featured a speech by Col. Roderick Cox, director of the Combat Studies Institute and a Missouri alum, and a performance by the Pershing Rifles drill team.

The MU Navy and Air Force ROTC units will hold similar formal banquets later this month.

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Col. Roderick Cox attends the Tiger Battalion's "Dining Out" banquet.
The Pershing Rifles drill team performs at the Tiger Battalion's "Dining Out" banquet.
Col. Roderick Cox, director of the Combat Studies Institute and an MU alum, speaks at the Tiger Battalion's "Dining Out" banquet.

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rhonda cuffee April 25, 2012 | 1:06 p.m.

Kudos to the Pershing Rifles ! What an outstanding exhibition of skill from these dedicated Cadets ! A wonderful evening of fellowship with these dedicated young men and women.

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