CDT Ka'Leah Davis celebrating after contracting
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Cadet Ka'Leah Davis, Georgia Southern University
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Cadet Ka'Leah Davis during Basic Life Support (BLS) training
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What makes the Cadet stand out among his/her peers?

Cadet Ka'Leah Davis stands out among her peers as a Leader, Athlete, and Scholar. She has faced challenges in her life and continually held her head high while prospering. She maintains a 4.0 GPA in her military science classes and major. Her educational goals are admirable and plans to attend the Army-Baylor University Program for physical therapy. She mentors younger cadets within her company and tutors within the Exercise Science program at Georgia Southern University. She continues to volunteer for the ROTC battalion, coordinating events through the Cadet Association. I have no doubt that CDT Davis will succeed as a commissioned officer and drive her peers to do better.

Why did you join Army ROTC? And what are your plans for your Army career?

After attending the United States Military Academy Preparatory School for one year, and not receiving a medical waiver, I knew that I had to reroute my path in order to become an Army officer. I joined Army ROTC in order to serve my country and set an example for my community back home. I also believe that ROTC is the perfect opportunity to enhance leadership skills and commit to selfless-service.

Who motivates you as a leader?

My mentor from high school, the late LTC (Ret.) Rod Sylvester motivates me as a leader. I would not be the leader that I am today if it weren’t for his commitment to push me to and beyond my limits.

Those who will come after me also motivate me. I am a firm believer in the phrase that “You cannot be what you do not see.” I have only met a handful of Black Female Army officers, and I want future cadets that look like me to know that they can excel as a professional and as a leader in this field.

How do you manage ROTC and your other college commitments?

I manage ROTC and other college commitments by using a planner, setting boundaries, and sticking to a schedule. Time-management is the key to being in several different organizations and leadership roles. I ensure that I prioritize, organize, say no if I cannot commit 100%, and refuel in order to manage and balance my many different commitments.

About Army ROTC

Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of your college curriculum. Through classes and field training, Army ROTC provides you with the tools to become an Army Officer without interfering with your other classes. ROTC also provides you with discipline and money for tuition while enhancing your college experience.

Army ROTC offers pathways to becoming an Army Officer for high school students, current active duty Soldiers, and for current National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers through the Simultaneous Membership Program.

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