Col. Glenn Goldman’s only exposure to the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps began just two years, but he caught a bug that will stay with him for his life.
“This process of leader development is contagious,” Goldman said shortly before his change of command ceremony in July. Col. Twala Mathis took command of 2nd Brigade.
Goldman spent 25 years in line units before taking command of 2nd Brigade, which maintains oversight of ROTC and Junior ROTC in the Northeast region of the U.S. As brigade commander, his duties included overseeing schools primarily in the New England states.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, and he now returns to West Point as the director of military instruction at the academy. His new job is to oversee all aspects of military training of West Point cadets.
Goldman said his time at Cadet Command will help in his new assignment. He said he learned a lot about shaping future officers over the last two years, and the passion he caught for the calling has motivated him for his new job.
“I’ll take the best of what we do here in Cadet Command and apply it at the academy,” he said.