Jack Rogan - A Hall of Famer!2010, 5/13/2017
Our very own Jack Rogan was inducted into the OCS Hall Of Fame
Here is a note Jack exchanged with the Commandant of the Financial Management School
Good Morning, Eric,
I was officially inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame, Class 2017, on Monday, May 8th in a very nice ceremony at the beautiful National Infantry Museum.
I was also recognized as a WWII veteran at the formal Patterson Award Banquet on May 9th at the National Infantry Museum. I was the most senior member of our Hall of Fame Class of 2017, having been commissioned on 11/1/1946 via the Army Finance School OCS.
Since it was also the OCS Alumni Association Reunion and the 75th Anniversary of the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, there was a very large attendance which was great.
It was a truly enjoyable and memorable experience to receive this prestigious award and to finally get to Fort Benning, where I was initially scheduled to attend OCS after completing my combat training at Camp Wheeler, GA in October 1945. However, when the A-bomb resulted in the sudden Japanese surrender, I was transferred to the Finance branch which warranted a greater priority due to the thousands of troops who would be returning from Europe and the Pacific areas for discharge.