Long Island Cadet Awarded 4-Year Army ROTC Scholarship
By Major Louis P. Fenech, Jr., CAP
Holtsville, NY – April 5, 2007. C/Major James A. Ridley II has accepted a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship to Syracuse University. Cadet Ridley will enter the university in September 2007 as a member of the 89th freshman class in the Stalwart Battalion’s history. Cadet Ridley also received four other Army 4-year ROTC scholarships: the University of Southern Alabama, Hofstra University, Fordham University and the University of North Carolina.
Ridley is currently the cadet commander of the Col. Francis S. Gabreski
Squadron located in Patchogue, Long Island and is a senior at Sachem East
High School in Farmingville. He will be entering Syracuse University’s
College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in History. Upon his eventual
commissioning with the class of 2011, C/Major Ridley would like to become
an officer in either the signal corps or aviation branch.