The West Virginia State University ROTC Hall of Fame will add three new members during an induction ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Friday in the auditorium of the Davis Fine Arts Building.
Joining the ranks of the more than 130 West Virginia State alumni who are already in the Hall of Fame will be Lt. Col. (Retired) Barry Brasseur, Col. (Retired) Harold G. Fisher and U.S. Federal District Court Judge Reggie Walton.
Brasseur is a native of Charleston and a 1984 graduate of what was then West Virginia State College. Brasseur was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps branch and spent 20 years on active duty. He is a graduate of the Chemical Officer Advanced Course; Combined Arms Staff Service School; Command and General Staff College and the Joint Forces Stagg College. In his post-military career, he taught high school JROTC and had the position of program manager for the Center for National Response.
Fisher was born and raised in Hudson, N.Y. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1957 with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and joined Union Carbide in Charleston. He entered active duty in June 1962 and joined the Army Reserve in 1964 when he was assigned as a Platoon Leader with the 393rd Chemical Company in South Charleston. He remained active in the Reserve until 1991 when he retired as commander of the 38th Ordnance Group. Upon his retirement, he was awarded the Legion of Merit. He had previously received the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. His civilian career with Union Carbide spanned more than 42 years.
Walton is a 1971 West Virginia State graduate. He accepted his current position as a U.S District Judge for the District of Colombia in 2001. He previously served as an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Colombia as well as former President George H.W. Bush's associate director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the executive office of the president, and senior White House advisor for crime.
Since its inception, the Yellow Jacket ROTC Battalion has commissioned over 900 men and women as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army as well as produced more General Officers than any other ROTC program of its size.
The ROTC Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is part of Homecoming activities at WVSU.For more information and a complete schedule of all Homecoming events, visit https://connect.wvstateu.edu/homecoming, or contact Belinda Fuller at 304-766-3387 or bful...@wvstateu.edu.