Retired Army general returns to address ROTC graduates

Author: Shannon Chapla


Retired Maj. Gen. John E. Scully, a 1964 University of Notre Dame graduate and decorated Army Reserve commander, will deliver the Commissioning Ceremony address to Notre Dame ROTC students at9 a.m.Saturday (May 20) in theJoyceCenter.

Scully retired in 1996 as the Commanding General of the 102 nd U.S. Army Reserve Command, which, at one time, served more than 5,500 reserve soldiers in 60 units throughoutMissouri.

Scully entered the Army in 1964 through ROTC as an adjutant general corps officer.In 1966 he became assistant chief of the Fifth Army Officer Distribution Branch and in 1967 was deployed toVietnamwith the 38 th Base Post Office.He entered the reserves in 1968.

A graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College, Scullys many personal decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device (1960), and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation Badge.

Currently a group senior vice president for ABN AMRO, Scully is responsible for human resources services for the LaSalle Banks commercial lending and corporate staff.He is a member of the Notre Dame Alumni Board and a past president of the Notre Dame Club ofChicago.

Sixty-two officers from Notre Dames ROTC unitsthe Army, 16; the Air Force, 19; the Navy, 24; and the Marines, 3will be commissioned.

* Contact: * _Angela Hennessey, ROTC, 574-631-6986,

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