Word to the wise: Minn. school new academic bowl champs
Jun 24, 2012
Knowledge is king as Saint Thomas Academy wins the Army and tri-services quiz bowl titles at the annual Junior ROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl event.
JLAB participants get new perspective on history
Jun 23, 2012
Junior ROTC Cadets from across the country are taking part this weekend in an annual leadership symposium and academic bowl, offering opportunities for personal and professional development.
Ga. JROTC Cadets display courage in Knox exercises
Jun 16, 2012
Junior ROTC Cadets visited Fort Knox this week for annual summer training at Fort Knox, Ky.
Miss. students find personal, professional development in training
Jun 16, 2012
Students from Jackson Public Schools challenge themselves in training at Fort Knox, Ky.
2012 National JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl brings student leaders from across the Nation
Jun 13, 2012
Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) teams from 86 schools nationwide, as well as overseas, will gather to compete in the 2012 JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB), on the campus of George Mason University, June 22 -- 26, 2012. The Academic Bowl Competition features JROTC units from all three services.
Kelly takes command of 8th Brigade
Jun 4, 2012
Colonel John Kelly assumed command of Army ROTC's 8th Brigade June 4 in a change of command ceremony here. Major Gen. Jefforey Smith, commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command, was present to transfer the unit colors to Kelly from Col. Charles Evans, who has led the brigade for nearly two years.
Cadet Command recognizes top performers for 2012
May 24, 2012
The U.S. Army Cadet Command has recognized 13 individuals for their contributions to training excellence, and their roles in furthering the Command's dual missions of preparing the next generation of the Army's leaders as well as a new generation of productive, responsible citizens.
ROTC grad makes inspirational return to Eastern Kentucky University
May 14, 2012
Even after losing his left foot in an improvised explosive device explosion, 2nd Lt. Josh Pitcher wasn't about to let the injury keep him from seeing his fiancee receive her college degree.
Two Army JROTC drill teams snag runner-up trophies
May 7, 2012
Francis Lewis High School of New York, and Smith Cotton High School of Missouri, shined at the National High School Drill Team Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla.
South Carolina Cadet inspires others at national meet
May 6, 2012
One freshman JROTC participant in this weekend's National High School Drill Team Championships has been a standout among the thousands of students who have come from across the country to compete.
Army teams find success in drill meet, despite no national title
May 5, 2012
Army JROTC drill teams came up short in winning an overall championship in the challenge division of the national drill meet Saturday. But Cadets who competed still found reason to celebrate.
Army JROTC to compete for national drill championships
May 4, 2012
After two of its programs won national drill titles last year, the Army looks to repeat that performance as the annual event takes place this weekend in Daytona Beach, Fla. Leading the way is Army nationals champ Douglas MacArthur High School, of San Antonio.
Fullerton friend of ROTC honored with DePuy Award
Apr 30, 2012
Doctor Rebecca Morgan, a career counselor at Fullerton College, is the latest recipient of Cadet Command's General William E. DePuy Award. Morgan has given an enormous amount of personal time and effort to influence the success of Army ROTC programs in southern California.
Cadets endure grueling Sandhurst course
Apr 21, 2012
While they might have prepared for weeks to face the grueling Sandhurst Competition course, there's no real way to know what challenges the course will pose.
Cadets take aim at Sandhurst title as event opens with marksmanship
Apr 20, 2012
The annual Sandhurst Competition is under way at West Point, N.Y. Day 1 is highlighted by marksmanship.
ROTC teams prepare for Sandhurst Competition at West Point
Apr 19, 2012
On the eve of the annual Sandhurst Competition, eight Army ROTC teams are poised to shine against international squads.
Smith takes Cadet Command's helm
Apr 6, 2012
Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith became Cadet Command's 10th senior leader in a ceremony at Fort Knox, Ky., April 6, 2012.
Army drill championships head to San Antonio
Mar 31, 2012
Douglas MacArthur High School wins both the armed and unarmed titles in the first Army National JROTC Drill Championships.
North Texas ROTC attends Corps of Engineers' STEM tour
Mar 29, 2012
It's not every day students get a chance to go out and learn more about their future careers. Sixty Army ROTC Cadets and educators got a chance to do just that by attending a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics tour March 7 at Lewisville Lake near The Colony, Texas.
Cadet Command names top NCO
Mar 29, 2012
Sgt. 1st Class Heriberto Reyes, of Augusta State University, has won the 2012 Cadet Command NCO of the Year competition.
1st Army national drill meet Saturday
Mar 28, 2012
After years of region meets in the eastern and western halves of the country, Cadet Command has nixed those competitions in favor of a true national event to decided Army JROTC's overall best drill teams.
Army ROTC officially welcomed back to Harvard
Mar 28, 2012
A ceremony was held Wednesday to officially welcome Army ROTC back to the Harvard campus after a 36-year absence.
Army teams take team titles in national air rifle meet
Mar 24, 2012
Arizona's Flowing Wells High School and Missouri's Ozark High School have captured the 2012 JROTC National Air Rifle Championships in sporter and precision, respectively.
Army Cadets strong in opening of air rifle nationals
Mar 23, 2012
A host of Army Cadets are in position to earn national championships after the first day of the 2012 JROTC National Air Rifle Championships.
Army shooters taking aim at national titles
Mar 22, 2012
The 2012 JROTC National Air Rifle Championships get under way Friday from Anniston, Ala. The two-day event features participants from Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps programs.
Harvard formally recognizes Army ROTC
Mar 21, 2012
The United States Army announced today that it has signed an agreement with Harvard University to re-establish a formal on-campus relationship with the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
Culture shock - of the best kind
Mar 21, 2012
Soldiers who work outside of the U.S every day deal in different cultures and different languages. Thanks in part to a 2005 DoD document entitled "Defense Language Transformation Roadmap," the Army is creating basic language and cultural expertise in the officer, civilian, and enlisted ranks for active and Reserve components. Enter CULP -- the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program -- an Army ROTC program designed to reduce miscommunication.
Sustainment Memorial Serves As Lasting Tribute
Mar 16, 2012
A memorial honoring sustainment Soldiers, who made the ultimate sacrifice supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, was presented to the Combined Arms Support Command in a ceremony March 15 at the Army Logistics University.
Army Strong Challenge invites students to bring their best
Mar 16, 2012
About 1,000 high school students from the Louisville, Ky., area were tested physically and academically over the last week as part of the Army Strong Challenge, sponsored in part by Cadet Command.
Masters of drill: Wiesbaden Warrior drill team defends title, farewells Air Force competition
Mar 14, 2012
WIESBADEN, Germany - Dressed in Army green, the Wiesbaden High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps drill beat out 11 teams throughout Europe to defend its title of champion of the Air Force/Navy JROTC Drill Competition this year.
Officers interested in becoming military science professors may compete this summer
Mar 14, 2012
The U.S. Army Cadet Command Professor of Military Science centralized selection board will convene at Human Resources Command Aug. 14-15, 2012. Selected officers can expect to report for duty before the start of the 2013-2014 academic year.
Montgomery Central wears 7th Brigade crown -- again
Mar 11, 2012
Montgomery Central High School of Tennessee wins its third straight 7th Brigade drill title, beating out a record 69 schools for the victory.
Rapid Equipping Force Director visits Arizona high school
Mar 9, 2012
Expresses importance of STEM Curriculum through "Battle of the 'Bots"
Gen Carter Ham encourages enlisted Soldiers to earn their commissions as officers
Mar 8, 2012
Gen. Carter Ham, commander of AFRICOM, was one of the first enlisted Soldiers to earn his commission through Army ROTC's Green to Gold program.
Cutting-edge device, procedure aid commander's recovery
Mar 2, 2012
Before becoming commander of U.S. Army Cadet Command's 1st Brigade, Col. Michael Blahovec wondered if he would ever lead Soldiers again. He wondered if he would ever run, walk without pain and, most important to him, spend time doing traditional activities with his children. Now, a cutting-edge procedure and orthotic device speeds his recovery and gives him nearly full use of his injured limb.
38-year-old California Cadet commissions, proves age is just a number
Feb 29, 2012
In December, U.S. Army Cadet Command commissioned more than 700 lieutenants at colleges and universities across the United States. Kenya Nelson was among them, earning his Army commission at 38.
Army Cadet tells Christmas story of service
Feb 28, 2012
While other people were getting together with family and friends over Christmas break, Jeremiah Cioffi was teaching English to children in Haiti, helping establish a distribution system with local leaders and playing soccer with the local kids.
Combs: 'Blessed' with opportunity
Feb 21, 2012
Six months into her tenure as Cadet Command's first female deputy commander, Col. Peggy Combs talks about the quality of the Army's future leaders, opportunities for those looking to serve and the job that feels like a homecoming of sorts.
Newcomer Hollis takes top slot in Anniston at Army JROTC Air Rifle Championship
Feb 14, 2012
Charles Hollis, an Army Junior ROTC Cadet and senior at Rayville High School in Louisiana, won the sporter division while Kevin Cruz won the precision division of the 2012 Army JROTC Air Rifle Championships. The competition was held Friday and Saturday simultaneously at Camp Perry, Ohio, and Anniston , Ala. But the two champions both competed in Anniston.
Creative use of relationships, funds keep marksmanship programs afloat
Feb 12, 2012
Most of the teams who participated Friday and Saturday in the 2012 Army Junior ROTC Air Rifle Championships in Anniston, Ala., the basic equipment was given to them. And like most high school programs, beyond that they have to provide for themselves.
JROTC air rifle competitors set goals, mark achievements
Feb 10, 2012
Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps Cadets gathered Feb. 9-11 in Anniston, Ala,. for the 2012 Army Junior ROTC Air Rifle Championship.
Army JROTC students zero in on marksmanship goals
Feb 10, 2012
The 2012 Army Junior ROTC Air Rifle Championship got underway at the Civilian Marksmanship Program ranges in Anniston, Ala., Friday morning. Scores were tallied for the day, but the final round of competition takes place Saturday. The final scores will be averaged to see which team is best, and which individual rises to the top.
Army JROTC shooters aim for championships this weekend
Feb 8, 2012
Some of the top Army JROTC marksmen from high schools across the country and from overseas take part this weekend in the Army JROTC Service Championship at Anniston, Ala., and Camp Perry, Ohio.
Cadet Command announces top Army ROTC programs
Feb 6, 2012
The Army's Cadet Command announces the eight winners of the MacArthur Awards for the school year 2010-2011. The award recognizes the eight schools, selected from among the 273 senior Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) nationwide, as the top Army ROTC programs in the country.
2011 Professor of Military Science of the Year credits Army mentors with his success
Jan 13, 2012
With humbleness, Lt. Col. David Yebra credits Sam Houston State University's strong partnership with ROTC as an important factor in his selection as the 2011 Professor of Military Science of the Year for his dedication and commitment to U.S. Army Cadet Command and the Army. He also praises his mentors, from high school and the Army, for helping him on his path to success.
Cadets become lieutenants in front of thousands at All-American Bowl
Jan 7, 2012
Two Cadets from San Antonio were ceremoniously commissioned be before kickoff of Saturday's 12th U.S. Army Annual All-American Bowl.
JROTC Cadets get taste of Army strength
Jan 6, 2012
The Army Strong Zone, held in conjunction with the All-American Bowl, opened Friday in San Antonio. Hundreds of local high school students took part in various activities, as well as dozens of Army Junior ROTC Cadets.
Cadets take on leadership roles at National Combine
Jan 6, 2012
Senior ROTC Cadets play pivotal roles at the U.S. Army National Combine, serving as marshals for the event.
All-American Bowl VIPs helping advocate service through ROTC
Jan 5, 2012
A group of business, educational and civic leaders are getting a look at how the Army operates and a chance to speak with senior leaders about how to effectively promote opportunities for young people to serve in the Army.
Director of JROTC recounts Army career and importance of the JROTC program
Jan 4, 2012
Col. Hubert E. Bagley always knew that one day he would join the U.S. Army. Inspired by his father who served in the Army for 28 years, Bagley had the Army values instilled in him and the desire to serve from a very young age.
Cadet, All-American Bowl band alum provides mentorship to band members
Jan 4, 2012
Cadet Abel Alvarado, a 2009 member of the All-American Bowl marching band, is sharing his experiences with this year's band as both a former performer and now as a member of Army ROTC.
Cadet's high school career on crescendo leading All-American Bowl band
Jan 3, 2012
Michael Thompson, a senior at Miami Sunset Senior High School, Fla., is the drum major for the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Marching Band. He's also the first Army Junior ROTC Cadet to hold the position.
New state of normalcy: Cadets in Mo., Ga. JROTC programs help communities rebound after tornadoes
Dec 15, 2011
Spring tornadoes killed roughly 160 people in Joplin, Mo., and Ringgold, Ga., decimating significant portions of the towns. Mother nature wrought havoc on the cities' Army Junior ROTC programs as well. But rather than focusing on themselves, the attention of Cadets and cadre immediately turned to their communities and helping people put their lives back together.
Head of the Class: Maryland Cadet tops national order of merit list
Dec 14, 2011
Mariya Golotyuk of the University of Maryland is the No. 1 Army ROTC Cadet in the nation. She's also the first female to head the rankings since 2006.
Cool performance: Michigan program home to nation's only JROTC ice skating color guard
Dec 14, 2011
The Calumet High School JROTC program has performed ice skating color guards since 1999.
N.Y., Mo. schools repeat as national Raider champs
Nov 6, 2011
Francis Lewis and Smith-Cotton high school repeated as 2011 national JROTC Raider champions.
Cadets look to claim Raider national title
Nov 5, 2011
Thirty-five high schools from around the country are in Molena, Ga., this weekend vying for the title of Junior ROTC national Raider champion.
TRADOC commander talks about Army of 2020
Oct 10, 2011
Gen. Robert Cone speaks of the future Army at the annual AUSA ROTC luncheon in Washington, D.C., on the opening day of the AUSA national convention.
Saint John's University wins ROTC division at Army Ten-Miler
Oct 9, 2011
Saint John's University of Minnesota won the ROTC division of the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C. Sunday.
Cadet Command releases highly anticipated order of merit list
Sep 30, 2011
United States Army's Reserve Officers' Training Corps Cadets across the country are learning this week how they are ranked nationally.
Maryland program develops phone app to connect with prospects
Sep 16, 2011
After noticing the number of students using smart phones around the University of Maryland campus, the professor of military science pushed for an phone application as a way to promote the Army ROTC program and opportunities for young people to serve.
JROTC drill competition format revamped
Sep 16, 2011
Instead of two region meets, Army JROTC will hold a single national competition in 2012.
ROTC Cadets reflect on summer leader course
Sep 14, 2011
A group of Army ROTC Cadets who participated in Cadet Command's Leader Development and Assessment Course during the summer of 2011 shared their first-hand accounts on Army Strong Stories, the Army's official blogging and storytelling platform. According to the majority of Cadets who shared their story, LDAC gave them the opportunity to determine what kind of leader they would make by providing them with real-world test scenarios and assessments.
Delegates take on issues affecting Army families
Sep 9, 2011
Cadet Command representatives from around the country meet at Fort Knox, Ky., to discuss issues affecting those throughout the organization and offer recommendations for change.
Cadet Command meets Fiscal 2011 officer-production mission
Sep 8, 2011
With nearly a month left in the fiscal year, U.S. Army Cadet Command has met its 2011 mission for commissioning new second lieutenants.
Command breakfast feeds spiritual fitness
Aug 30, 2011
U.S. Army Cadet Command holds a Spiritual Fitness Breakfast, featuring TRADOC Chaplain (Col.) Kenneth Stice as the guest speaker.
ROTC Cadets cover the globe during cultural immersion training
Aug 23, 2011
Army ROTC Cadets traveled to 26 countries this year as part of U.S. Army Cadet Command's Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program. This year 40 deployments comprised 455 cadets. The program's intent is to introduce future Army officers to foreign cultures in a deployment setting.
Secretary of the Army visits U.S. Army Cadet Command
Aug 11, 2011
ROTC summer training wraps up
Aug 3, 2011
More than 7,400 college students completed the Reserve Officers' Training Corps' two largest training events this summer.
Cadet Command 2nd Brigade changes command
Aug 2, 2011
Col. Glenn Goldman transitions from commander of 2nd Brigade Cadet Command to become director of military instruction at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
New deputy commander settles in at Cadet Command
Jul 25, 2011
Col. Peggy Combs, incoming deputy commander for U.S. Army Cadet Command, credits her mom with inspiring her Army career.
Jul 1, 2011
Army Cadets present arms at their regiment's activation ceremony, part of the U.S. Army Cadet Command's Leader Development and Assessment Course.
Army JROTC Cadets grow in confidence, leadership at JCLC Mountain
Jun 28, 2011
Approximately 418 high school students enrolled in Army JROTC programs at 30 schools nationwide arrived at Camp Wilcox on Fort A.P. Hill for the 2011 JCLC Mountain held June 24 29, ready to test the limits of their endurance, stamina, and leadership capabilities.
Army JROTC alumni Lead JLAB teams, tour nation’s capital
Jun 28, 2011
The JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl, or JLAB, is hosted annually by College Options Foundation, an organization dedicated to enriching the academic development of high school students and assisting them in their preparation for higher education. This year's JLAB was held June 24-28 at George Mason University.
Chaplain corps focuses on different type of fitness
Jun 21, 2011
Cadets at Army ROTC's Leader's Training Course, Fort Knox, Ky., have a chaplain team available to ensure their spiritual fitness.
Army ROTC grad receives star as Cadet Command deputy
Jun 18, 2011
Army ROTC graduate and deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command pins on the rank of brigadier general.
236th Army Birthday Presidential Greeting
Jun 14, 2011
236th Army Birthday Presidential Greeting
Presidential Proclamation - Flag Day and National Flag Week
Jun 14, 2011
On June 14, 1777, the Second Constitutional Congress adopted a flag with thirteen stripes and thirteen stars to represent our Nation, one star for each of our founding colonies.
Mississippi Army JROTC students challenged at Fort Knox
Jun 9, 2011
High school students from Junior ROTC programs in Jackson, Miss., converge on Fort Knox for Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge.
Cadet Command celebrates silver anniversary
Jun 3, 2011
U.S. Army Cadet Command celebrated its 25th anniversary in a ceremony June 3, 2011, at Fort Knox, Ky., by opening Cadet Park, commemorating fallen Soldiers who were commissioned through Army ROTC programs.
Army Cadet from Pittsburg State, injured in Joplin twister, puts well-being of others before his own
May 27, 2011
Army Cadet from Pittsburg State, injured in Joplin twister, puts well-being of others before his own.