Harvard Students to Head MIT ROTC Unit

Although the University does not recognize the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), two Harvard juniors have been elected to the top jobs in MIT's Air Force ROTC unit.

Scott A. Gunn '01, who has wanted to be a pilot ever since seeing the movie Top Gun as a child, will be commander of the unit beginning in the fall.

Kwabena L. "Bobo" Blankson '01, an Alabaman who is the first American citizen in his family, will be vice-commander.

Together, the two hold primary responsibility for just about everything the 55 Air Force ROTC students at MIT will do.

And while Gunn says he knows ROTC's return to Harvard "won't happen," the two say they are working to increase the presence of ROTC on campus.

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Gunn, an applied math concentrator, who joined ROTC during the second semester of his first year at Harvard, will find out today whether he has been selected to enter training as a fighter pilot.

"I was never this anxious during college applications," he sighs.

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