In a “Surreal and Humbling” Celebration, John Gallagher Inducted into ROTC Hall of Fame

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John Gallagher, president of VGM Government Relations, was inducted into the Reserve Officer’s Training Corp (ROTC) Hall of Fame by the U.S. Army Cadet Command. Gallagher was one of 326 former cadets inducted on June 10 at Fort Knox.

"General George Washington once said, ‘There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet an enemy,’" said Maj. Gen. Christopher Hughes, commander of the U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, sharing his pride of the alumni and the ROTC program during the opening, “and that is what ROTC is all about -- developing leaders who are prepared, who are ready to meet any enemy, on any battlefield, at any time, and win. Army ROTC has had, and continues to have, an exceptionally positive impact on our nation, not just in our defense, but in the development of our citizenry, and much of that credit belongs to the men and women who stand before us today on this field."

Maj. Gen. Christopher Hughes present John Gallagher with ROTC Hall of Fame Award.
Maj. Gen. Christopher Hughes presents John Gallagher with ROTC Hall of Fame Award.
Gallagher sat next to dignitaries such four-star Gens. Carl Stiner, Dennis Via, Gordon Sullivan, George Casey and Carter Ham and a Colin Powell representative and three-star Lt. Gens. John Murray, John Mulholland and Hugh Smith.


“I was stunned and honored to find myself surrounded by such high-ranking officials, judges and congressmen,” said Gallagher. “It was both surreal and incredibly humbling. I do not take this honor lightly, and I will cherish it for the rest of my days!”

Congratulations to John Gallagher from all of us at VGM! Thank you for your commitment to our country and your continued effort to fight for VGM members on The Hill.