AFROTC Det 536
In celebration of the signing of a contract to establish an Air Force ROTC contingent on campus, Clarkson arranged for a color guard from Plattsburgh Air Force Base, a cadet drill team from Syracuse University, the Crane School of Music Symphony Band, and the "fly-by" of two Air Force A-10 jet aircraft to honor the occasion. The guest of honor was General Elwood "Pete" Quesada, for whom the Clarkson Cadet contingent was named. Classes began in 1982.
~~ Bradford B. Broughton - "A Clarkson Mosiac"