MANHASSET, N.Y., July 10, 2017 —

Robert Ell, who served in the Ranger 1st Battalion, has been accepted as a transfer student to Columbia University. Upon enrolling in the fall semester of 2017, Ell plans to join the Columbia
Against Modern Slavery Organization. This group was formed by students to combat the estimated 20.9 million instances of human trafficking worldwide by organizing fundraisers and raising awareness on campus.

Ell has also stated his desire to serve as a resource to his fellow Rangers by continuing to work with the Collegiate Access Program (CAP) of Lead The Way Fund (LTWF). CAP is dedicated to helping Rangers
utilize their ingrained skills by empowering them to thrive in careers and at top Universities around the country. Ell says his desire to give back to LTWF is inspired by how the program helped him towards
his goal of earning a degree in Political Science from Columbia.