UI Army ROTC Invites Public to Recognize Cadet Achievements, Welcome New Cadets

Monday, August 25


MOSCOW, Idaho – Aug. 25, 2014 – The University of Idaho Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC, will recognize cadets who received special summer training and welcome new cadets at a ceremony from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Shattuck Amphitheater.

Members of the campus and local community, and especially veterans, are invited to attend.

“At a very young age, these cadets have all made a commitment to be officers in the U.S. Army,” said Lt. Col. Brad K. Martin, UI professor of military science.  “The accomplishments they’re making now are all stepping stones toward that goal. It’s important to recognize them.”

The Cadet Recognition Ceremony will honor students whose summer activities include:
Attending the Army ROTC’s Cultural Understanding and Language Program in Senegal, Bosnia and Montenegro, where cadets spend a month working with their host country’s military and doing volunteer work
Attending the U.S. Army Air Assault School, where cadets learn to rappel from helicopters and swing-load equipment, and the U.S. Army Airborne School, where they learn to jump from planes
Attending the Army’s Leader Development Assessment Course, where ROTC students are tested on what they’ve learned their first three years in the program
Attending the Cadet Troop Leader training, where they shadow an active-duty platoon leader
Interning with Army headquarters at Fort Drum

UI senior Grant Lang will be recognized at the ceremony for earning the Army ROTC’s George C. Marshall Award, a leadership award given to honor select cadets across the United States who have demonstrated leadership potential and outstanding performance in multiple areas. Lang is from Graham, Washington, and is studying electrical engineering.

“He’s being recognized as one of the top cadets in the nation,” Martin said.

The Cadet Recognition Ceremony also will welcome the UI Army ROTC’s more than 45 new cadets, introduce ROTC staff, explain what ROTC is and give attendees a chance to learn more about ROTC cadet life.

For more information about the event or UI Army ROTC, call (208) 885-6528 or armyrotc@uidaho.edu.   

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Contact
Tara Roberts
University Communications
(208) 885-7725
troberts@uidaho.edu



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