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New ROTC Incoming Freshmen
August 26-28, 2015
On Aug. 26th between 0830-1700 the new cadets can move into their dorm rooms. Report to Heth Hall Room 226 for your key and upper-class cadets will be available to help with moving. New Cadets will meet at 1700 for an introduction to the ROTC program (Location: Moffet Quad).
August 27th will start at 0600 in Moffet Quad for a diagnostic physical fitness test consisting of 2 minutes of sit-ups, 2 minutes of push-ups and a 2 mile run. This is the standard physical fitness test for the Army. Cadets will then have time to shower and eat before meeting at the ROTC office (512 Davis St) for issuance of gear and acceptance of any remaining paperwork not previously submitted. After stowing gear and a meal we will meet at 1330 and head to Bisset Park to go tubing on the New River or Dublin, VA for Frisbee Golf.
On Aug 28, we will start the day at 0600 with regular PT followed by meal/Hygiene. At 1030 we will head to Bisset Park for various sports activities and a BBQ at which time upper class cadets will give a Safety Brief, you be introduced to the Cadre and Senior Class cadets, told about Ranger Club and the Ranger Challenge Team. Additional information will be given by Cadets who have been to specialty schools over the summer.
Cadets will need to bring sufficient money to cover meals Aug 26-27. Meal plans start on Friday, Aug 28. Regular move-in day is Aug. 28th. Those who need class schedule adjustments for ROTC classes are encouraged to come to the ROTC office located at 512 Davis St, Apt J, on Aug 31st between 0900-1500 to discuss any problems or concerns with the secretary or Cadre.
Please note: Any cadet who is missing paperwork will need to have it to the office prior to the first day of classes. The Medical Form MUST be turned in prior to any rotc activities...NO EXCEPTIONS!
8 MAY 2015
Held before a capacity-filled Hurlburt Center Auditorium, brimming with support from family and friends, the 11 graduating cadets each earned the rank of second lieutenant, and were granted authority by the United States Army to carry out their duties as newly commissioned officers.
The graduating senior cadets, now newly commissioned second lieutenants, include: Ariel Bobrick, Jacob Bodmer, Brenton Curtis, Devin Fakner, Frank Geiger, Martin Hellyer, Emily Horton, Joshua McGrain, Philip Redford, Aaron Sronce and Casey Tench.
The Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program
For Army ROTC Cadets, the world is their classroom. Every year hundreds of Cadets travel the globe, spending up to three weeks immersed in foreign cultures, learning more about how others around the world view the U.S. and, in the process, learning more about themselves. This summer (2015) we will have 7 RU Cadets attending the following countries; Indonesia, Croatia, Romania, Bosnia, Spain and the Czech Rep.
The Army recognizes the need for young leaders to develop more cultural awareness and foreign language proficiency skills. Now more than ever, cultural awareness training is a vital component to the ROTC curriculum. Overseas immersions help educate future leaders in ways the classroom cannot. Participants experience up to three different venues during immersion, including humanitarian service, host nation military-to-military contact and education on the social, cultural and historical aspects of the country.