JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — East Tennessee State University’s (ETSU) ROTC Program inducted three new members into its Hall of Fame on Friday.

The following are a part of the Hall of Fame class of 2023, ETSU announced.

  • Gary McAllister, a retired colonel
    • McAllister graduated from ETSU in 1983 and served in the Buccaneer Battalion for three years. He had a distinguished military career, ETSU said, and continues to support the community through various leadership roles.
  • Dr. Wilsie Bishop, former vice president for Academic Affairs and interim provost at ETSU
    • Bishop served ETSU for 43 years in various leadership roles. She was a “tenacious advocate and supporter of the ETSU Buccaneer Battalion program,” ROTC officials said.
  • Charles “Chuck” Rambo, a retired colonel
    • Rambo will be posthumously honored. A 1994 graduate of ETSU, his distinguished military career spanned 28 years, according to ETSU.

The inductees will be honored at a ceremony on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Grand Soldiers Ballroom at the Carnegie Hotel. The event is free and open to the public.

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