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Todd Wilcox inducted into Army ROTC Hall of Fame

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate and Orlando businessman Todd Wilcox was inducted into the Army ROTC Hall of Fame on Friday during a ceremony at Fort Knox in Kentucky.

Wilcox is a combat veteran and former CIA case officer. When he was younger, he earned an Army ROTC scholarship to attend the University of Tampa.

"It was there that I shed this idea that I didn't deserve more. It was there that I learned the value of hard work, the necessity of personal discipline and the value of genuine leadership," Wilcox said in a statement released by his campaign. "I am living proof that circumstances be damned -- we all have a right to succeed in this country so long as we are willing to work and sacrifice for it."

He credited his career accomplishments to the fact that "a little over 30 years ago the Reserve Officers Training Corps took a chance on a kid from the wrong side of town."

"What began as a way out, ultimately became the way up and I owe that to the ROTC," Wilcox said.

Wilcox is among five Republican candidates for Florida's open U.S. Senate seat, currently held by Marco Rubio.

Read more about Wilcox's life in this Times/Herald profile published Friday.

[Last modified: Friday, June 10, 2016 2:18pm]

    

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