Ethics and Leadership

  Attending the National Conference on Ethics in America at West Point gave me the opportunity to interact with individuals from across the United States and discuss tough issues. The conference was well planned, and we enjoyed listening to a variety of speakers. Both civilians and military students sat at each table. This arrangement allowed for a diverse…

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ROTC Student Invited to Play Football in China

My recent trip to China to play football provided many first-time experiences. For the first time, I traveled overseas and visited a new culture with different customs, foods, cities, languages, and people. Rarely did I see a sign written in English, and the people around me spoke Chinese. I had trouble navigating the city, ordering…

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Ranger Challenge Champions

Maranatha’s Army ROTC Ranger Challenge team won for the fifth time in a row this year!  They have won seven out of the nine years that they have attended the competition. Ranger Challenge is a day-and-a-half long competition that takes place at Ft. McCoy once a ye ar.  Schools from all over the mid-West bring…

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Airborne!

This past June I attended Airborne School, a three week course at Fort Benning, Georgia. Over the first two weeks of the course, I and close to 400 other people from different service branches learned basic parachuting principles. This included: how to exit an aircraft properly, how to control one’s parachute during descent, how to…

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My Cadet Basic Camp Experience

This summer, I had the opportunity to go to Fort Knox to participate in Cadet Initial Entry Training which is now known as Basic Camp. I was there from July 10th to August 9th as a part of the 6th regiment. The goal of this training was to teach cadets basic soldier skills as well…

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Summer of Fun: This Cadet’s Experience at Advanced Camp

This summer I had the opportunity to go to the Army ROTC’s Advanced Camp, formerly known as Cadet Leadership Course; or CLC for short. The purpose of Advanced Camp, is to test the skills and abilities of all senior cadets, in order to demonstrate their personal capabilities at performing the duties of an officer in…

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