67th Demon Battalion to host Military Ball


Through a collaborative effort, the Northwestern State University Demon Regiment and NSU’s Department of Military Science will host the 67th Demon Battalion Military Ball in March on the campus of Northwestern State University. The event will be held in the Friedman Student Union Ballroom and feature prestigious guests, cadets and cadre.

The ball will open with the battalion honoring cadets who will commission this May with the Arch of Steel. Later, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Charles “Sandy” McNeely and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Truman Maynard, who will serve as the guest speaker, will be inducted in the Demon Regiment Hall of Fame. Other honored guests include Acting President of Northwestern State Dr. Chris Maggio and Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Vickie Gentry.

The purpose of the military ball is to instill Army traditions while teaching organizational and leadership skills. It allows for essential interaction between cadets and university and community leadership. The ball enables cadets to exchange ideas and build relationships that are vital to ROTC’s recruiting efforts. Lieutenant Colonel Katherine Carlson, the professor of Military Science, also holds the honor of serving as the 22nd Colonel of the Demon Regiment. The Senior Military Instructor is Master Sergeant Randy Angel.

Honorary Colonel of the Demon Regiment Lieutenant General (Retired) Joseph Cosumano, Jr., invites the community to join enjoy the evening with the battalion. The ball will begin with social hour followed by dinner and dancing. The cost is $40 per person, and menu selections include Prime Rib, Chicken Opelousas or Eggplant Parmigiana. For additional information or reservations, please contact Ed Kelly at kellye@nsula.edu or (318) 357-5157. The dress is formal.