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Cadet Spotlight: Marshall Plumlee



A sea of cadets marched along the road to Olive Theater for training. Their feet hit the pavement in unison and the structure of their bodies was straight and solid. In the middle stood one man whose head poked up taller than the rest. The back of his cap read "Plumlee". Cadet Marshall Plumlee stands seven feet tall and wears size 17 shoes. But his height is not the only aspect that separates him from most of his fellow cadets.


Cadet Leadership Course (CLC)

The Soldier Bond

28 Jul , 2015

07_26_2015_wkolb_guestspeaker_0018_smallBy: Lindsey Ross FORT KNOX, Ky—Pen scratches could be heard throughout Olive Theater Sunday as hundreds of cadets scribbled notes. Book titles, motivational quotes and career advice were all put on paper. Brig. Gen. James Iacocca provided cadets with the information. His task was to deliver a motivational farewell speech to the seventh regiment of Cadet ...Read More

Maj. Gen.  Conboy Offers Pearls of Wisdom

27 Jul , 2015

Conboy addresses CLC Fifth Regiment cadets in Olive Theater.By: Adrienne Vititoe Saturday night Maj. Gen. David Conboy spoke to Regiment 5 CLC cadets about the path they were on as future Army officers and offered pearls of wisdom he had acquired over the years. Conboy started by reviewing the “Three C’s” of the Army profession: Commitment Competence Character. He went on to say ...Read More

Cadet Spotlight: 2nd Lt. Koty Mann, St. Bonaventure University

26 Jul , 2015

Former cadets of 6th regiment CLC are sworn into 2LT rank by U.S. Fort Knox, Commanding General, Peggy Combs during a Commissioning Ceremony in Waybur Theater on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
U.S. Army Photo by William KolbBy: Jake McCollum Fort Knox (July 23, 2015) – Challenge is a word every ROTC cadet is accustomed to.  It is a challenge to forge themselves into gold bars and earn the rank of 2nd Lt., one that they live day in and day out at Cadet Summer Training. One Cadet in particular knows this ...Read More

CLC Regiment 6 complete training with graduation

24 Jul , 2015

Former cadets of 6th regiment CLC are sworn into 2LT rank by U.S. Fort Knox, Commanding General, Peggy Combs during a Commissioning Ceremony in Waybur Theater on Thursday, July 23, 2015.
U.S. Army Photo by William KolbBy: Katie McGuire In the past 48 hours cadets of CLC Regiment 6 have taken the next step in becoming officers. This milestone started with Family Day, End of Camp Commissioning, and finally the Graduation Ceremony this morning. Yesterday, July 23rd, 2015, families of the cadets were invited to Waybur Theater to listen to a ...Read More


Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET)

Cadets Search for Points, Find Confidence

24 Jul , 2015

Cadet Chassen and team member Jeffrey Bymark from St. John’s University in New York City use a compass to orient themselves.By: Adrienne Vititoe Monday morning Regiment 7 CIET cadets put their land navigation skills to the test after having an introductory course over the weekend. In pairs, cadets were expected to find five navigational points within a designated area as quickly as possible. The Officer-in-Charge, Capt. Christopher Young from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, ...Read More

Guest speaker encourages good character in future army officers

22 Jul , 2015

Brigadier General Mitchell Kilgo, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6 and Chief Information Officer U.S. Army Forces Command speaks to the cadets of 5th regiment CIET.U.S. Army photo by Matt Lunsford. July 21, 2015.By: Katie McGuire The cadets of Cadet Initial Entry Training Regiment 5 and Cadet Leadership Course Regiment 6 had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker, Brigadier General Mitchell Kilgo on Tuesday night. The General came to Fort Knox to speak to the future army officers on the expectations of a Soldier in the United ...Read More

Cadet Spotlight: David Ferreira

22 Jul , 2015

By DeJanay Booth   Fight To The Finish As a young boy, David Ferreira from North Carolina State University loved wrestling. Trying out for different sports in middle school, Fererria wanted to play for a team. But when his parents moved him to a private school, that ended quickly. Ferreira was unsuccessful in attempting to ...Read More

8th Regiment CIET Cadets Learn Confidence at Forest Hills Climbing Course

20 Jul , 2015

Cadet John Evans of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania makes his way up an obstacle. U.S. Army Photo by Emily MulcaheyBy: Jake McCollum Fort Knox (July 17, 2015) – Acrophobia, or fear of heights, is one of the most common fears people can have.  At Cadet Initial Entry Training, instructors use the first day of training to teach confidence at the Forest Hills Climbing Course – hoisting cadets up to obstacles of varying heights designed ...Read More


Cultural Understanding & Language Proficiency (CULP)

Cadets Take Training Abroad

8 Jun , 2015

"Jordan Lawrence of Brockport University in New York, share stories about his three week trip to Bosnia as a part of the CULP program. The Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program sends cadets to other countries to foster an environment of cooperation between the Unites States military and foreign militaries. U.S. Army photo by Matt Lunsford. June 7, 2015."By Emily Mulcahey   Cadets were jet lagged and jittery on Sunday after having just returned from a Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) mission in Bosnia. They were the first CULP team to arrive back stateside, and had nothing but great things to say about their time overseas.   CULP is a program designed ...Read More

Lessons from Cape Verde-adapt and overcome

12 Sep , 2014

ROTC Cadets paint a schoolhouse with their Cabo Verde hosts as part of their community service project.By Cadet Tyler Rickenbach ROTC Cadets spent part of their summer in Cape Verde with the Cultural Understanding Language Proficiency (CULP) program, where they were asked by the host country to help elements of the Cape Verde military learn to speak better English. In this way the host country will be able to better perform ...Read More

Training in Spain, earning airborne wings

9 Sep , 2014

Evidence of Cadet Shulenberger's training while in Spain--his Spanish Airborne wings.By Cadet Logan Shulenberger This summer I was lucky enough to be selected for a CULP mission to Spain. The Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program starts off with several days of in-processing at Fort Knox, Kentucky. During this in-processing, the Cadets going to Spain were put into teams of ten. My team was Spain ...Read More

A Fortunate Opportunity-My Summer CULP trip

8 Sep , 2014

Yurkovich culpBy Cadet Mercedes Yurkovich- When I originally found out that I had been selected for the DOMREP mission, I could not help myself from musing about white, sandy beaches and sunshine. Many people travel to the island of Hispaniola to escape grey winters, drown out old beau sorrows, or find consolation with their toes at ...Read More


Cadet Spotlight

Maj. Gen. Snow opens up to Cadets about life in the Army

8 Jul , 2015

By Tiamoyo Harris FORT KNOX, KENTUCY- Maj. Gen. Jeffery Snow addressed CIET Regiment 2 and CLC Regiment 2 Cadets Sunday evening reflecting on his past 32 years in the Army and how he climbed up the ranks in leadership. During the hour-long brief, Snow opened up about handling personal and Army life, knowing the importance ...Read More

Maj. Gen. Snow opens up to Cadets about life in the Army

7 Jul , 2015

Cadets stand at attention when Major General Snow enters the theater. U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY KATIE GRAYBy Tiamoyo Harris FORT KNOX, KENTUCY- Maj. Gen. Jeffery Snow addressed CIET Regiment 2 and CLC Regiment 2 Cadets Sunday evening reflecting on his past 32 years in the Army and how he climbed up the ranks in leadership. During the hour-long brief, Snow opened up about handling personal and Army life, knowing the importance ...Read More

Cadet Summer Training has Real Life Affects on Future Leaders

1 Jul , 2015

"Abbey McConnell from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. U.S. Army photo by Matt Lunsford. June 23, 2015."By: Emily Mulcahey   In college, they rose well before their roommates. As a matter of fact, they rose well before the sun. Their alarms would buzz at five in the morning, and they dutifully walked through the dark, and many times through the cold, to get to their physical training. They went through rigorous ...Read More

The Biggest Winner

23 Jun , 2015

"Kasper Strzeciwilk from Stony Brook University in New York lost 85 pounds so that he could be able to join the ROTC program and come to Fort Knox for Cadet Initial Entry Training. U.S. Army photo by Matt Lunsford. June 16, 2015."By: Emily Mulcahey   Dedication, motivation, and drive are words often used to describe the members of the United States military. However, they are not often used to describe college-aged civilians. Kasper Strzeciwilk is the incredible exception to this rule.   Currently, Kasper is a contracted cadet, but he only managed that feat a mere ...Read More