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Friday, March 9, 2012

Norwich University announces speaker for 2012 commissioning ceremony

For Immediate Release
March 9, 2012

Contact: Daphne Larkin
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Norwich University officials announced that Major General David E. Quantock, NU’80, the US Army Provost Marshal General and Commander of the US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), will be this year’s speaker for the May 12 commissioning ceremony.

Quantock is the 11th commander of CID since it was first established as a major command on Sept. 17, 1971, and the 14th Provost Marshal General (PMG) to hold the position since it was established in September 1941.

Quantock graduated from Norwich University in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and he holds three separate masters’ degrees in computer science, public administration and strategic studies. He began his career as a military police officer.

In 2004, then-Colonel Quantock commanded the 16th Military Police Brigade when it was called in to relieve the 800th Military Police Brigade at Abu Ghraib after infamous charges of inmate abuses by its members.

As the senior-most Provost Marshal position in the US Army, reporting to the Chief of Staff of the US Army, Quantock’s position brings all aspects of law enforcement in the US Army into a single office and also makes him commander of CID.

CID is a separate military investigative force within the US Army with investigative autonomy, which investigates felony crimes and serious violations of military law within the United States Army.

On Saturday, May 12, Quantock will address the next generation of citizen soldiers as the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will commission approximately 115 students from four branches of the military in a joint services ceremony. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in Shapiro Field House in which the new officers receive their second lieutenant or ensign bars and their first salutes.

On the following day, Sunday, May 13, approximately 400 seniors will graduate from Norwich in commencement exercises to be held at 10:30 a.m. in Shapiro Field House.


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu