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- Name: Joshua Adams
- Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
- School: University of San Diego
- Major: Psychology
- 8th Brigade: Aztec Battalion - "Tip of the Spear"
What makes Cadet Adams stand out among her peers?
Cadet Adams is one of the most motivated and dedicated Cadets in the Aztec Battalion. He is ranked #2 of 27 in his MSIII class and always demonstrates confident and competent leadership skills amongst his peers. During the battalion Fall FTX 2020, Cadet Adams executed his duties as a Platoon Sergeant diligently. He ensured that everyone in his Platoon was informed and aware of the agenda during training events. CDT Adams scored a 297 on his last APFT and he is determined that he will score a 600 on the upcoming ACFT. He is friendly and likable to everyone in the company and always encourages others to maintain a positive attitude during LAB and PT. CDT Adams has a great future ahead of him as a United States Army officer and he is going to be a great asset to his organization.
Why did you join Army ROTC?
I joined Army ROTC because I wanted to serve my country, join the military as an officer and I wanted to get my college paid for. My plans for my army career are to apply for Infantry and other combat arms branches.
What motivates you as a leader?
My friends 1LT Annika Day and 1LT Monica Smith motivate me as a leader because they are both hard charging Infantry officers that are hard at work right now in their respective units. They both exemplified good leadership by leading from the front, being accountable, organized, and extremely driven while being the CDT Battalion Commander and CDT former Delta/Bravo Company Commander during my freshman year of ROTC.
How do you manage ROTC and your other college commitments?
I manage ROTC and other college commitments by always making a list of what I need to get accomplished, and making sure I am prioritize time set aside to study, workout, go to class, and attend ROTC.
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.