"Rochambeau Forever" or for just a few years, you made friends for life here. We're delighted to welcome you back for alumni reunions or to let us know how you're getting on. Make a difference in our student's lives by offering your time, talent and resources to the school. We are grateful for all your support!Who was the future comte de Rochambeau?
The future comte de Rochambeau was born in Vendôme 1725. He began his military career at the age of fifteen when he entered the French army as a cornet of cavalry. During the War of Austrian Succession, he served as an aide-de-camp to a series of prominent generals who mentored him throughout the war.What did Rochambeau do in the Seven Years War?
The Seven Years War was a disaster for France, and after the war King Louis XV appointed Rochambeau Inspector of Infantry, and tasked him with reforming the French army’s foot soldiers. Rochambeau aided in the development and implementation of numerous organizational and tactical reforms, including the adoption of light infantry tactics.What did Rochambeau ask Washington to bestow at Yorktown?
The week-long reviews and celebrations of the Franco-American brotherhood-in-arms forged at Yorktown found its highest expression when Rochambeau asked Washington to bestow upon a number of French officers the insignia of the French military order of St. Louis.