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From ROTC Cadets to commissioned officers
Jul 7, 2014
The 1st and 2nd Regiments of the Army ROTC's Leader Development and Assessment Course graduated July 6, 2014, at Fort Knox, Ky. During the ceremony, 35 Cadets commissioned as second lieutenants, starting their careers as Army officers.
Fort Knox produces its first batch of LDAC graduates
Jul 7, 2014
The first regiments of the Leader Development and Assessment Course graduated Sunday, here, to the applause of their families and loved ones.
ROTC Cadets assist with disaster relief in Bosnia
Jun 24, 2014
Army ROTC cadets were diverted from their Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program, to Bosnia to help provide disaster relief after the country was devastated by historic flooding
Cadets dive into Leader's Training Course
Jun 13, 2014
Leader's Training Course Cadets tackled the Combat Water Survival Training section of their training this week at Gammon Physical Fitness Center.
Army heroes prevent choking at Applebee's
Jun 10, 2014
Three Army medical professionals prevented a woman from choking at Applebee's restaurant in Radcliff, Ky., Saturday night.
D-Day 70th anniversary activities provide chance of lifetime for JROTC Cadets
Jun 2, 2014
Several high school Army JROTC programs will attend this year's 70th D-Day anniversary in Normandy, France, and march in the parade held on the streets of Sainte Mere Eglise.
Summer training means influx of cadets at Fort Knox
May 27, 2014
For the first time, the U.S. Army Cadet Command will be conducting both its primary cadet summer training courses at Fort Knox.
Thanks to community support JROTC Cadets travel to D-Day
May 22, 2014
JROTC Cadets have been offered a unique opportunity that will blend culture, history, self-discovery and a trip outside their school. One JROTC high school program from each U.S. state is invited to participate in the 70th D-Day Anniversary Commemoration in Normandy France this year. Since so few veterans of that time are left, this will be one of the last opportunities to interact with the men and women who made up "the greatest generation." While getting the trip put together has not been easy, they couldn't have done it without their local communities.
Culture, language skills position future leaders for success
May 5, 2014
U.S. Army ROTC Cadets are participating in the ROTC Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program, designed to immerse ROTC cadets in various languages, cultures and socio-economic situations so they can learn, through personal experience, that theirs is not the only culture in the world.
Importance of cultural education-through the eyes of a former ROTC Cadet
Apr 25, 2014
Col. John Bessler is in his fourth year as a roundtable presenter for the George C. Marshall Seminar. He has spent the last half of his career developing and studying cultural relations within the assignments he has been given. Culture is important to tomorrow's officers, Bessler explained, because they need to better understand viewpoints outside of their own, particularly when they are in someone else's backyard.
Cadet Command looking for Professors of Military Science
Apr 24, 2014
The U.S. Army Cadet Command Professor of Military Science Centralized Selection Board will convene at Army Human Resources Command, at Fort Knox, Ky., Aug. 26-29, 2014.
Capitalizing on experience: Green to Gold Soldiers attend George C. Marshall
Apr 23, 2014
As 170 of the Army's top Cadets assembled in Lexington Va., April 13-16 for the 2014 George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar, several of them did so from a unique vantage point. They were enlisted Soldiers whose next career steps are to capitalize on their experience and take on more expansive leadership roles by becoming officers.
JROTC offers high school students a way to achieve success in school and in life
Apr 14, 2014
Inner-city areas have a bad rap for everything from violence and drug abuse, to poor education systems and lack of employment opportunities. And whether all of those factors are true in a given area or not, one thing rings true for the youth in most of these areas--they are at risk.
Leader Development Assessment Course challenges Cadets, evaluates their potential
Apr 10, 2014
When the last graduation ceremony for Army ROTC's 2014 Leader Development Assessment Course concludes on Brooks Parade Field at Fort Knox, Ky., in August, this rite of passage will mark the end of LDAC's first iteration at its new home.
Cadet Command and Fort Knox welcome new commander
Mar 10, 2014
Brig. gen. Peggy Combs assumes command from Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith
Army ROTC Cadets honor Bataan Death march survivors
Mar 10, 2014
"We're the battling bastards of Bataan No mama, no papa, no Uncle Sam No aunts, no uncles, no cousins, no nieces No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces And nobody gives a damn."
Cadet Command announces 2013 MacArthur Award winners
Feb 28, 2014
The award recognizes the eight schools, selected from among the 275 senior Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) units nationwide, as the top programs in the country.
Army ROTC internships provide real-world experience for Cadets
Feb 24, 2014
Qualified Army ROTC Cadets can apply for a variety of ROTC internships that are research/ specialty- and degree-based.
Gold Star parents do more than just support ROTC
Jan 4, 2014
Florida State University nursing professor Nan Cuchens and her husband Harry Chaires established a scholarship for military nursing students at FSU and they support the Wounded Warriors program, and the Injured Marine Fund. They do this through a small armed security company they established. They founded "One Brave Marine" to honor their son, Lance Cpl. Daniel Chaires who was killed in combat in 2006. They employ veterans who are returning to civilian life --because they know the difficulties with transition and the difficulties in finding employment.
Everyone has great Plan A; successful people have a Plan B
Jan 4, 2014
Deciding what to do after high school graduation can be stressful, especially without having a plan. Get a job? Hmmm, without skill or experience that probably means working at a minimum wage. Go to college? That too presents the problems of having to figure out how to pay tuition, after applying and getting accepted, of course. Working part-time, taking out student loans or a combination of the two, are options. Then there is also the dream to attend college on an athletic scholarship.
Kicking leadership focus to the front at Army All American Bowl
Jan 3, 2014
Motivational speaker Fran Kick visited San Antonio to present a message to a group of community leaders and educators attending the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. His message was "the more you put into something, the more you get out of it and leadership is no exception. He used several examples to illustrate that there is a difference in someone understanding the practice of leadership verses practicing their understanding of leadership, and he pointed out the difference in leading verses having a title or position.
Army Cadet draws on personal experience at Army National Combine
Jan 3, 2014
Like a seasoned leader, Travis Watson is barking out orders, moving back and forth and gesturing all at once as he directs a group of high school football players on the field in the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Army ROTC Cadets mentor members of Army All-American Marching Band
Jan 2, 2014
Army ROTC Cadet Sarah Herrero, looking sharp in her Army combat uniform, stands outside one of five tourist buses lined up against a curb in downtown San Antonio ready to form a gaggle of students into something worthy of representing the Army colors.
JROTC Cadets spread HOPE for holidays
Dec 19, 2013
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets Dustin and Austin Haubner help run the non-profit Helping Out People Everywhere, which has served 25,000 people with almost 900,000 pounds of food this year.
Army ROTC Cadets at UT, Austin, participate in innovative SHARP training
Dec 9, 2013
Like many students at the University of Texas, Austin, Army ROTC Cadets dressed up for Halloween. However, their destination was not an on-campus party but for an alternative way to learn about a topic that is serious to the Army.
Foreign Exchange Student Finds Home in Army JROTC
Dec 4, 2013
Francesco Rossi, a high school foreign exchange student from Italy, reviewed his class options for attendance at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Ga., and decided that the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps looked interesting--so he enrolled. "I came to the United States on an exchange program because I wanted to learn English and learn a new culture and new customs," said Rossi, who is from Italy and is in his senior year this year. Rossi said there isn't a similar program in Italy. He is now a participating Cadet and though he is enjoying the cultural emersion and language training opportunities, his eagerness to be involved has offered a cultural engagement of an Italian kind for his fellow Cadets.
This year's Top 10 Army ROTC cadets
Nov 21, 2013
Cadet Command releases tyhe top 10 cadets on this year's Order of Merit List
Rose-Hulman Army ROTC Cadet breaks female time record at USI's annual Norwegian Foot March
Nov 15, 2013
Emily Nordt, an Army ROTC Cadet from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, earned first place in the female category at the University of Southern Indiana's (USI) 12th Annual Norwegian Foot March, recently.
Record number of JROTC Cadets enter U.S. Army National Raider Challenge Championships
Nov 4, 2013
It was a cloudy, rainy start to the 2013 U.S. Army National Raider Challenge Championships but by the end of Nov. 1, more than 1,100 JROTC Cadets-- a record number -- had registered for the event.
Campbell, Adairsville, join Smith-Cotton as 2013 National Raider champs
Nov 4, 2013
Had he not stopped to help a competitor who fell and broke his leg, JROTC Cadet Manuel Angel from West Creek High School, Clarksville, Tenn., probably would have won the male Ultimate Raider in the 2013 U.S. Army National Raider Challenge Championships. But even with that act of selfless service he ended up placing fourth overall.
New Army ROTC scholarships anticipate future leadership needs
Sep 27, 2013
Anticipating the Army's need for officers who will reflect the geographic and ethnic diversity of the nation, and who will be effective in an increasing complex world, Cadet Command has begun targeting some scholarships to certain segments.
Welcome to the pros: Army ROTC grad gets contract with Cedar Rapids Titans
Sep 25, 2013
Rockne Belmonte, the second lieutenant who gave up an active duty slot for a shot at playing professional football, is back on the field this fall.
Remembering 'Father of Cadet Command'
Sep 4, 2013
Former speechwriter for the late retired Maj. Gen. Robert Wagner offers his thoughts on the passing of Cadet Command's first commanding general
British cadets train with U.S. counterparts at Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Aug 5, 2013
A joint U.S. - U.K. program brings 20 British Army officer cadets to the Leader Development and Assessment Course to train with their Army ROTC counterparts.
Army JROTC instructor melds military and Native American cultures
Jul 11, 2013
Junior ROTC cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) helps develop confidence, teamwork and leadership traits in cadets.
VMI superintendent visits and observes LDAC training
Jun 26, 2013
Gen. (Ret.) J.H. Binford Peay III, superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute, visits with the cadets durring the Leader Development Assessment Course.
Cadet Command CG checks on future lieutenants' progress
Jun 25, 2013
Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith visits with Army ROTC cadets completing the Leader Development Assessment Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Cadet Command welcomes new deputy commanding officer
May 31, 2013
Ceremony at the Patton Museum of Leadership welcomes Col. Maria R. Gervais and bids farewell to Brig. Gen. Erik C. Peterson.
Deputy commander to bid adieu to Cadet Command
May 30, 2013
Col. Maria Gervais to replace Brig. Gen. Erik Peterson in a ceremony Friday at Fort Knox, Ky.
Finding multiple opportunities through Reserve service
May 24, 2013
As 1,500 Army ROTC Cadets commission this spring and are designated as Reserve Soldiers, many of them are finding ways to build successful military and civilian careers.
Army ROTC returns to City College of New York
May 22, 2013
Retired Gen. Colin Powell helped his alma mater welcome Army ROTC back to campus after more than 40 years.
Famed museum back with leadership focus
May 16, 2013
Cadet Command has played an integral role in the $5 million revamp of the Patton Museum at Fort Knox, Ky.
New look for Cadet leadership course
May 14, 2013
Cadet Command is revamping the training Cadets receive at the Leader Development and Assessment Course, to keep up with the fluidity of today's battlefield.
Major changes ahead for ROTC order of merit, branching processes
May 13, 2013
Order of merit rankings used to spell doom for some Cadets wanting popular branches. Changes to the list and the assessment process to take effect this fall are now giving them a better shot at landing their career field of choice.
Brooks helps Louisville commission 17 new second lieutenants
May 10, 2013
Third Army commanding general offers advice, as well as a recipe for success.
Va. Cadet selected for Fulbright Scholarship Program
May 9, 2013
Emily Morrison of the University of Virginia will spend a year researching Tajikistan's search for a post-Soviet national identity.
Francis Lewis back at national drill helm
May 6, 2013
A New York high school won the masters level unarmed division of the National High School Drill Team Championships, May 6, 2013, at Daytona Beach, Fla.
Picture perfect: Parent puts Smith-Cotton JROTC success in focus
May 5, 2013
Cindy Hall travels around the country documenting Cadets as they participate in various competitions, including this weekend's National High School Drill Team Championships. She remains a committed supporter of the program, even after her youngest son graduated four years ago.
Tenn. program overcomes challenge for national drill title
May 4, 2013
West Creek High School, the reigning 7th Brigade championship, wins the armed challenge level crown at the National High School Drill Team Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla.
San Antonio JROTCs come to financial aid of one of their own
May 2, 2013
Facing a shortfall in affording a trip to Daytona Beach, Fla., to compete in this weekend's national drill team championships, James Madison High School gets thousands of dollars in last-minute assistance from sister programs and the community.
Raising the bar: Cadet vaults into record books
Apr 29, 2013
Ole Miss ROTC Cadet Sam Kendricks recorded the highest NCAA pole vault since 1998, and the collegiate organization's fifth-best ever.
Michigan State administrator earns command's top individual honor
Apr 23, 2013
Michael Kolar is the latest recipient of the prestigious Gen. William E. DePuy Award, given annually for support of Army ROTC.
Penn State second at Sandhurst
Apr 20, 2013
Three Cadet Command programs finished in the top 10, making this the most successful year for Army ROTC teams since they started competing in 1992.
Sandhurst Competition gets under way
Apr 19, 2013
Live fires highlighted the opening day of the annual Sandhurst Competition, an international event pitting 58 teams in a variety of Soldier tasks aimed at testing participants physically and mentally, held at West Point, N.Y.
Combat on the online battlefield
Apr 16, 2013
As technological threats emerge, Cadets learn about the ethics of cyber warfare as part of the George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar.
Cone: New lieutenants vital in keeping future force ready
Apr 16, 2013
TRADOC commander offers advice and guidance to Army ROTC Cadets at annual Marshall leadership seminar.
Marshall seminar recognizes Cadet Command's best
Apr 15, 2013
Some 187 senior Cadets are taking part in the 36th annual George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar, on the campus of Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.
Tulane Cadet leads on and off basketball court
Apr 11, 2013
Ben Cherry helped the Green Wave to its most wins in 15 years as co-captain for the men's basketball team. He commissions next month, but will still play one more season.
Army JROTC crowns new drill champions
Apr 6, 2013
Marmion (Ill.) Academy and North Miami Beach (Fla.) Senior High School win the armed and unarmed divisions, respectively, in Saturday's second annual Army national meet.
JROTC drill teams look to be Army's best
Apr 3, 2013
The second annual Army National Drill Team Championships is set for Saturday at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. A total of 72 schools from around the country will be competing.
Leilehua High repeats as national 'cyber' champions
Mar 29, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Five Leilehua High Army JROTC students defeated more than 800 teams to win the top U.S. Army Service Award at CyberPatriot V, the nation's premier cyber defense competition held March 14-15, here.
Penn State Cadet helps school to national wrestling championship
Mar 29, 2013
Matt Brown, a redshirt sophomore, posted a 29-5 record on the mat this season and finished second in Division I in the 174-pound weight class.
Army records another national JROTC air rifle sweep
Mar 23, 2013
Ozark (Mo.) High School wins its second straight precision title, while Carl Hayden (Ariz.) High School captures its first sporter championship.
Army JROTC air rifle teams hold opening-round leads
Mar 22, 2013
Ozark (Mo.) and Daleville (Ala.) high schools sit atop the precision and sporters divisions, respectively, after competition March 22, 2013, at the JROTC National Air Rifle Championships.
JROTC programs vie for national air rifle titles
Mar 21, 2013
The all-service air rifle meet gets under way Friday in Alabama and concludes Saturday.
Tennessee program dominates 7th Brigade JROTC drill meet
Mar 10, 2013
West Creek High School takes the top two spots at this weekend's annual competition in Kentucky, dethroning three-time defending champion Montgomery Central.
Lieutenant continues march toward pro football dream
Feb 22, 2013
Second Lt. Rockne Belmonte shines at professional combine and readies for upcoming events.
Cadet Command names top programs
Feb 20, 2013
Cadet Command announced the eight winners of the annual MacArthur Awards for the 2011-12 school year, Feb. 20, 2013.
Texas, Missouri programs crowned air rifle champs
Feb 16, 2013
After holding leads after weekend competition, Killeen and Ozark high schools claim victory in the sporter and precision divisions, respectively, after Army JROTC Air Rifle Championships.
PAO garners 9 journalism awards
Feb 15, 2013
Members of Cadet Command's Public Affairs Office are recognized by TRADOC in the annual Keith L. Ware Awards.
Other Cadets aren't only opponent at JROTC rifle meet
Feb 15, 2013
The Army JROTC Air Rifle Championships got under way Friday. Killeen (Texas) High School and Ozark (Mo.) High School hold leads in the sporter and precision divisions, respectively.
Air rifle competition makes changes
Feb 14, 2013
Salt Lake City added as third site for JROTC service championships as a way to help programs defray travel costs.
Blind ambition: Officer making a difference at Gonzaga
Feb 12, 2013
Capt. Scotty Smiley lost his sight following an explosion in Iraq. He wondered whether he would be able to continue serving his country. Today, as an assistant professor of military science at Gonzaga University, he is showing future leaders how to succeed.
Sold on Sales: Junior ROTC Cadet takes different route to achieve goals
Feb 8, 2013
Brainerd (Tenn.) High School's Torrey Sales has become a familiar face around Chattanooga, Tenn. -- he recently graced a city billboard. On the cusp of graduating near the top of his class, a life-changing choice years ago solidified his path to success.
Cadets play key role in National Combine
Jan 8, 2013
Cadets from colleges across the country served as marshals for the National Combine held in conjunction with the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Part of their role was talk to players about life as a Cadet and opportunities available through ROTC.
2013 All-American Bowl stories, photos
Jan 8, 2013
Mullins named Soldier Hero
Jan 8, 2013
University of Alaska-Fairbanks instructor chosen to mentor athletes at annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Wildcat ROTC instructor exemplifies the U.S. Army Soldier Hero
Jan 8, 2013
Master Sgt. Carlos Valarezo is chosen to mentor athletes participating in the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Hometown hero honored at Army All-American game
Jan 8, 2013
University of Texas-San Antonio Cadet Greg Aguilar honored for his service.
Calif. instructor named Soldier Hero
Jan 8, 2013
Sgt. 1st Class Felipe Cruz was chosen to mentor athletes competing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, held Jan. 5, 2013, in San Antonio.
ROTC's top Cadet talks leadership at All-American Bowl
Jan 7, 2013
Cadet Patrick Lupfer of Northeastern University used an exercise to teach students about the Army Values, during All-American Bowl week activities in San Antonio.
3 Cadets become Army's newest second lieutenants at All-American Bowl
Jan 7, 2013
Two Cadets from San Antonio schools and one from Michigan took the oath of office in a pre-game ceremony before the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game, on the Alamodome field before thousands of football fans.
Community leaders, educators try hands at marksmanship
Jan 3, 2013
All-American Bowl VIPs spend 'golden' day with parachutists
Jan 3, 2013
Community leaders and educators get a first-hand look at the life of the Army's famed Golden Knights. Though weather prevented them from the jumping Thursday, the VIPs still raved about their experience.
Band veterans playing new role at All-American Bowl
Jan 2, 2013
A half-dozen senior ROTC Cadets who are former All-American Bowl marching band members are in San Antonio this week helping ensure another standout performance.
Cadet kicker eyes shot at NFL
Jan 2, 2013
Rockne Belmonte, a Cadet with Northern Michigan University, is preparing for a shot a playing professional football. A kicker, he holds the record for Northern Michigan's longest field goal at 58 yards.
Cadet Command salutes newest 'second lieutenant'
Dec 14, 2012
Cadet Command teams with Fort Knox and Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfill Belgian teen's dream of becoming a U.S. Soldier.
Not what to think, but how to think
Dec 11, 2012
As Cadet Command looks at retooling the way it teaches Cadets, putting greater emphasis on critical thinking, several programs are incorporating techniques that help future second lieutenants become more effective in handling different situations.
Command's top enlisted leader accepts new challenge
Dec 10, 2012
For the first time in six years, Cadet Command has a new top enlisted leader. Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Howard has spent much of his first few months on the job learning the command and visiting with America's future leaders. He likes what he sees.
Virginia Cadet named Rhodes Scholar
Dec 6, 2012
Cadet Joseph Riley is the first Army ROTC Cadet to receive the prestigious honor since 2009.
Army ROTC cadet Joseph Riley earns Rhodes Scholarship
Dec 5, 2012
University of Virginia cadet is a 4.0 student in a double major honors program.
Sophomore JROTC Cadet rises above adversity
Nov 28, 2012
Cadet Shaitayana Tomlin, a sophomore from Kenmore High School in Akron, Ohio, balances dual responsibilities as a high school student and JROTC sergeant major although she's had a prosthetic leg since birth.
Army JROTC cadet serves handicapped kids with his Eagle Scout project
Nov 5, 2012
Service project is characteristic of both organizations.
Osborne, Grissom join Francis Lewis as 2012 national Raider champs
Nov 4, 2012
Francis Lewis (N.Y.) High School's female team won its third straight national Raider crown Sunday. Osborne (Ga.) High School took the male division championship, and Grissom (Ala.) High School won the mixed division.
JROTC teams competing for national Raider titles
Nov 3, 2012
The annual JROTC National Raider Challenge Championships takes place Saturday and Sunday in Molena, Ga. Some 73 teams from 44 schools from around the country are competing.
Cadet Command deputy: Army-HACU partnership making process, but more to do
Oct 22, 2012
U.S. Army Cadet Command, which is the largest provider of college scholarships in America, awarded $29 million in benefits to Hispanic-serving institutions over the last five years.
It's St. John's again atop ROTC at Ten-Miler
Oct 21, 2012
St. John's University of Minnesota edged Virginia Tech to win the ROTC division of the Army Ten-Miler for the second year in a row.
Cadet Command exceeds commissioning mission
Oct 16, 2012
For the second consecutive year Army ROTC has exceeded its Department of the Army-assigned mission.
Cadet Command surpasses recruiting mission
Oct 12, 2012
For the second straight year, Cadet Command exceeded its commissioning goal, adding 5,880 second lieutenants to the Army's officer ranks.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Army ROTC team up
Oct 4, 2012
The College Fund and the Army are working together to attract more qualified African American prospects who want to become Army officers