Seton Hall University

Alumni Hall of Fame

Our Hall of Fame recognizes graduates of the Seton Hall University Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. It provides a prestigious and tangible means of honoring Seton Hall ROTC Alumni who have made lasting, significant contributions to the Nation, the Army, and the traditions of Seton Hall’s ROTC Program.

A nominee must be commissioned through Seton Hall’s ROTC Program. Nominees can be graduates from any affiliate schools and do not have to graduate from Seton Hall University. Nominations may also include those currently serving in the US Armed Forces or those who concluded their military service. The newest Alumni Hall of Fame inductee will be honored at our Annual Military Ball during the Spring Semester, so please submit your nominations today!

At the end of each academic year, four Pirate Battalion alumni will be inducted into the Pirate Battalion Alumni Hall of Fame.  Nominations are accepted between September 1 and November 15.

Please read and complete the Nomination Form to nominate a Pirate Alumni to the Pirate Battalion Alumni Hall of Fame.

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  • Must be submitted by cadet/cadre past or present
  • Nominee must be Pirate Battalion Alumni (graduate from any cross-town school)
  • Nominee may be past Cadre member • Only fully completed forms will be considered for Nomination 


  • No more than 4 Inductees will be chosen each academic year
  • Nominations can be submitted between September 1st and November 15
  • Selection is not guaranteed 
  • Nominee not selected may be nominated again the following year
  • Inductees will be chosen by current Cadre and Cadet Leadership via a vote
  • Inductee notified upon selection (family notified if Inductee is deceased)
  • Induction into Hall of Fall will occur during Annual Pirate Ball

Donald F. Campbell Sr2016 Inductee Major General Donald F. Campbell

For over forty years, Judge Campbell served our nation, ultimately rising to the rank of Major General in the US Army Reserves. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1968 at the conclusion of his undergraduate studies at Seton Hall, and after attending U.S. Army Infantry and Intelligence Schools, he served a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam. His lifelong dedication to service (both military and civil) was only just beginning.

After graduating from Seton Hall Law School, he opened his own law practice in 1972. Judge Campbell soon gained respect throughout the state, appointed to the New Jersey Superior Court in January of 1982 by Governor Brendan Byrne. Judge Campbell received "The 1995 Award of Merit" from the American Judges Association for his work in Haiti as the Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Justice, a position in which he also served in Iraq. As a result of his tireless efforts, in 2014, the West Point Association of New Jersey recognized him for his combined service to both the Judiciary and our nation.

Current Position or Last Significant Post:

  • Commander of the U.S. Army's Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command

Civilian Education:

  • Seton Hall University
  • School of Law - JD Degree – Law
  • U.S. Army War College

Military Education

  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate School Basic Course
  • U.S. Army Infantry, Basic Course
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate School, Basic Course
  • U.S. Army Intelligence School, Basic and Advanced Course
  • U.S. Army Transportation School, Basic Course

Awards and Accomplishments:

  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal
  • Superior Court Judge, State of New Jersey 1982 – 2005
  • ORDRE Nationale du Merite from President of France 1993
  • American Judge’s Association Award of Merit, 1996
  • Stanner Hall of Fame, Molloy High School, November 5, 1994
  • Civil Affairs Association Annual Award, 1992
  • Distinguished Citizen Award, West Point Society of New Jersey 2004
  • Citizen of the Year 2009 Jackson Chamber of Commerce

Distinguished Leadership Positions

  • Commander of the U.S. Army's Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command

Acknowledging MG Donald F. Campbell in the Hall of Fame will set an example for the rest of the Reserved Officers Training Corps, showcasing an impressive path to success. His list of awards and assignments attests to the significant accomplishments MG Campbell made for his state and our country as both an officer in the Army and a civil servant.

We salute Major General Campbell for all of his accomplishments!

Click here to see previous Alumni Hall of Fame inductees »