Patriot Cord Application

General holding CordsThe Spring 2018 Patriot Cord Ceremony will be held May 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the University Auditorium. The Patriot Cord Ceremony is a special ceremony for the university to honor the service of our Active Duty, National Guard/ Reserve and Veteran students. Students must have a DD214 on file and must have completed Basic training and Advance Individual Training (AIT/MOS). Please complete the form below.

Register for the Patriots Cord Ceremony


Keynote speaker
Command Sergeant Maj. Hu Rhodes U.S.A (ret.)Command Sergeant Maj. Hu Rhodes U.S.A. (ret.)

Mr. Rhodes has served as a Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant and Command Sergeant Major. Most recently, he served as the Command Sergeant Major for Army North. Mr. Rhodes has deployed in combat operations to various locations to include; Panama, Kuwait, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with 4 OLC’s and the Joint Commendation Medal. He has also earned the Combat Infantryman Badge with Star, The Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge with two gold stars, Air Assault Wings, Pathfinder Badge and the Ranger Tab.