Stratford University: Woodbridge Pays Tribute to Sgt. Maj. Carton Kent


More than 100 Veterans were in attendance to hear inspiring words of hope and unity from former Sgt. Maj. Carton Kent, the 16th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps. Sgt. Maj. Kent assumed the post as the 16th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps on 25 April 2007 and served in this position until 9 June 2011.

Kent spoke about the importance of “…taking care of our Veterans, who make up less than one percent of the population when they get out of service and when they come home from war…” Veterans in attendance also got updates on the latest happenings from Fort Belvoir and Quantico Marine Base.

Military families were also in the spotlight during the evening. Forest Park High School Student Caroline Hoolin shared her experience as from the viewpoint of a child being raised in a military family. The Freedom High School was also in attendance, along with entertainment from Caleb Green from CAMMO, (Center for American Military Music Opportunities).

About Stratford University’s Military Outreach Office

Stratford University is recognized as a military friendly school. Stratford is a member of the Services Members Opportunities College (SOC) program and has agreed to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program. Stratford has a number of military education programs designed to help US military and former-US military personnel complete their education. Stratford University offers Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degrees in business administration, computer information systems, culinary arts, hospitality management, health sciences, and nursing.

Email Military Outreach Coordinator Derrick Wood for more info on how you can attend one of our upcoming events at the Woodbridge campus!