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Second Mess FREE

An unapologetic celebration of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets. No middlemen. No filters. Just our stories—told by us.

Nov 25, 2019

Show Notes: Reverend Wick talks about his 30 years on the Hill as Norwich Chaplain. Topics include: counseling Rookies, weddings, funerals, university presidents and even a bit about voodoo and the demonic realm.


Nov 20, 2019

Show Notes: Special Forces veteran and retired LTC Dennis Downey '81 (on right) with Chris Munn '81 at Norwich University's 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame induction (Rugby team 1979-1980, 10-2 squad). Dennis talks about Loring Hart, Russ Todd, and how ruggers stick together.


Nov 15, 2019

Show Notes: Current Regimental Commander Ethan Hagstrom is the 7th member of his family to graduate from Norwich since 1899 (Spoiler: he's not the first Regimental Commander). Ethan talks about working with President Schneider, serving on the presidential search committee for his replacement, the state of the Corps,...


Nov 5, 2019

Show Notes: That's Pete Hynd '94 on the left with Chris Jericho & after running a ridiculously long distance. Pete talks about Rookdom, losing Kilo Company, and how heavy metal and running have kept him sober for 11 years.


Nov 5, 2019

Show Notes: Former USMC officer and current USAF Colonel Pat Cox ’92 talks about his experience as the cadet representative on the search committee that found President Schneider, being in a firefight in Iraq when General Mattis showed up, and how he switched from USMC to USAF mid-career.