Stanley F. Cherrie went from two-sport star at Rutgers to officer in the U.S. Army. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology while competing as the starting catcher in baseball and offensive guard and linebacker on the football team. A whirlwind military career saw him rise from second lieutenant to brigadier general. Cherrie had two assignments in Vietnam during the war years, as well as tours in Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He also earned a long list of awards and decorations: Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Distinguished Superior Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit. “He is respected throughout the Army as a great tactician and operational thinker—during Operation Desert Storm, he was the architect of the largest armored offensive since World War II, which ultimately was the decisive fight of the campaign,” says Army General David D. McKiernan. Cherrie retired from the U.S. Army in April 1998 after nearly 34 years of service to his country. He is currently vice president of business synchronization for Cubic Applications, Inc. in Leavenworth, Kansas. Cherrie’s portrait hangs in the Rutgers ROTC Hall of Fame.