Just got back from my son's official entrance into NROTC at Harvard. They're a great group of kids. Almost all some kind of tech majors. Very articulate and outgoing and from all over the country. Some outgoing seniors (no longer 1st class I guess) were present and everyone I met seemed to be going to Pensacola in September. It was my first visit to the MIT campus and it's really nice. Some of the buildings are very cool looking and I saw a huge library on Mass Ave. The MIT students I met - non ROTC- were friendly and helpful. Offering advice and directions to an obviously non-local parent. The CO is a great guy with loads of experience and insight. He told us about his XO and CO tours. The XO is a really dynamic Marine Major. I won't be surprised if many of the kids switch to a Marine option and become Boston sports fans because of him. He has a great Irish wit. It was amazing to watch the freshman NROTCers grab each new kid who walked in and do introductions right away. They seemed to bond well as a group. Finally got to eat at Legal Seafood and it was as good as everyone says. We ate a Japanese noodle bar too and it was worthwhile as well.