By: Roger Slavens
Since World War I, thousands of Georgia Tech students and alumni have served in the United States military. Some served their nation in times of war. Some served in times of peace. Some were drafted. Some volunteered. And some made the ultimate sacrifice and died fighting for their country.
July 22 Marks 150 Years Since the Civil War Battle of Atlanta
Georgia Tech had not yet been founded when the Civil War was fought, but that doesn’t mean the Institute has no connections to the war. First of all, the then-Georgia School of Technology was chartered in 1885 in response to the South's need to transition from a largely agrarian economy to a more industrialized one, a development no doubt spurred by the end of slavery after the war.
100 Years of ROTC
‘The Men Were in Earnest’
From their roots in a student-run Signal Corps, Georgia Tech’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs have trained thousands of leaders.
More than a century ago, Georgia Tech students watched with what must have been foreboding as World War I swept across Europe.