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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
Cadet Command names top 10 cadets on the national Order of Merit List
Sep 25, 2012
The top Army ROTC cadets in the nation are featured.
Delegates address issues at AFAP conference
Sep 14, 2012
Representatives from each of Cadet Command's eight brigades convene to devise recommendations and solutions to help improve the quality of life for those throughout the organization.
Cadet Command welcomes new enlisted leader
Sep 7, 2012
Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Howard succeeds Command Sgt. Maj. Hershel Turner, whose six-year tenure was the longest in the organization's history.
Turner wraps up tenure as command's top enlisted leader
Sep 6, 2012
After six years with Cadet Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Hershel Turner will hand over his responsibilities Friday to Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Howard.
Command event focuses on spiritual fitness
Aug 30, 2012
Retired Col. Scott McChrystal speaks at annual breakfast, encouraging those in attendance to seek God's help when they need it.
Cadet Command welcomes new deputy
Aug 23, 2012
Col. Erik Peterson replaces Col. Peggy Combs as deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Cadet Command
Deputy commander reflects on tenure with Cadet Command
Aug 22, 2012
Col. Peggy Combs departs Cadet Command on Thursday en route to her next assignment as commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and a promotion to brigadier general.
Commanding General Shares Valuable Messages with Music Leaders
Aug 21, 2012
Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith announces the name of the drum major for the 2013 U.S. Army All American Marching Band.
ROTC seeks qualified enlisted Soldiers who want to become officers
Aug 14, 2012
"Operation Officership" is seeking applicants for the Green-to-Gold program.
NATO official to address North Georgia College graduates
Jul 30, 2012
Dean of the NATO Defense College will be keynote speaker at commencement
New commander takes over Cadet Command's 6th Brigade
Jul 12, 2012
COL Brent Barnes replaces COL Leo Impavido at a ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield
7th Brigade, U.S. Army Cadet Command, welcomes new commander
Jun 29, 2012
New commander for the ROTC brigade responsible for Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
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.