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Army ROTC Cadet Summer Training graduates last regiment for 2015



With the graduation of Cadet Leader Course (CLC) Regiment 10 Aug. 13, the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps wrapped up this year’s Cadet Summer Training (CST) cycle – better equipping nearly 13,000 cadets worldwide to provide skilled leaders in their schools, communities and the U.S. Army.


Cadet Leadership Course (CLC)

Cadet Spotlights: Welcome Back to the Army

13 Aug , 2015

Top to Bottom: Lisa Lewis, Seth Anderson and Josh SavelkoulBy DeJanay Booth   Cadets Lisa Lewis, Seth Anderson and Josh Savelkoul stood in their uniform outside of their barracks. Across Lewis’ heart are two badges signifying parachute and air assault. Anderson also had a parachute badge along with combat infantry over his. Their badges and patches on their shoulders tell a story different than ...Read More

Getting to a Position of Relative Advantage: Gen. Perkins on Effective Leadership

13 Aug , 2015

By Mariyah Wojcik FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY (August 10, 2015) – In one simple, humble act, it is possible for a four-star General to change an entire audience’s paradigm of how the U.S. Army is exceptional. No orders or signatures required, Gen. David G. Perkins, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), ...Read More

Cadets celebrate family day and commissioning

13 Aug , 2015

10th regiment CLC cadet Bremdan Elliott, of Appalachian State University, poses for a photograph with his parents and girlfriend at CST Family Day at Waybur Theater on Wednesday, August 13, 2015.
U.S. Army Photo by William KolbBy: Katie McGuire The United States Army welcomed family and friends of the cadets of Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) 10th regiment today, August 12, 2015 for the ceremonial reunion at Waybur Theater on base. Later, 8 cadets commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants. The morning began with a welcome to the family from the cadre and those ...Read More

Cadet Spotlight: David Garza

11 Aug , 2015

Garza2By Desirae Duncan FORT KNOX, KY (August 3, 2015) –22-year-old Cadet David Garza is no stranger to goals. In June, the veteran soccer player scored two of them in the 2015 Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships in Staffordshire, England clinching a 4-1 win over Argentina. The win qualified the United States Paralympic National Soccer team ...Read More


Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET)

Getting to a Position of Relative Advantage: Gen. Perkins on Effective Leadership

13 Aug , 2015

By Mariyah Wojcik FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY (August 10, 2015) – In one simple, humble act, it is possible for a four-star General to change an entire audience’s paradigm of how the U.S. Army is exceptional. No orders or signatures required, Gen. David G. Perkins, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), ...Read More

Cadets celebrate family day

11 Aug , 2015

08_11_2015_wkolb_familyday_0024_smallBy: Katie McGuire, Photos by William Kolb Today marks the 27th of 28 days of training for Cadet Initial Entry Training  (CIET) 9th Regiment, and it’s perhaps the best day yet. This is the day the cadets get to see their families for the first time during their monthlong program at the CIET Family Day ...Read More

Cadets get first look at possible army careers

11 Aug , 2015

Brigadier General Jeffrey L. Milhorn, 31st Commanding General and Division Engineer for the Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, speaks to 9th regiment CIET cadets in the Engineers tent at CST branch orientation.
U.S. Army Photo by William KolbBy: Katie McGuire, Photos by William Kolb Cadets from Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) 8th Regiment completed the last part of their training this afternoon, Monday August 10th, as they attended Branch Orientation, a series of presentations designed to inform the cadets about various army careers. During this event, cadets are exposed to the many ...Read More

CIET receive visit from Brigadier General Willard Burleson

10 Aug , 2015

Brigadier General William M. Burleson III speaks to 8th regiment CIET cadets at Olive Theater on Thursday, August 6, 2015.
U.S. Army Photo by William KolbBy: Katie McGuire Photo by William Kolb Brigadier Gen. Willard Burleson III visited Fort Knox Thursday, August 6th, 2015 to speak to Cadet Initial Entry Training Regiment 8 about their future army careers. Burleson was commissioned as an officer of the United States Army in 1988 from the United States Military Academy. He has done ...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

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

Exceeding the Standard

22 Jun , 2015

Sgt. 1st Class Brian Piehler, ROTC instructor at the University of Colorado in Boulder, works in the Leader Development Program at Cadet Summer Training at Fort Knox. U.S. Army photo by Cara NordinBy: Emily Mulcahey   In 2001, an eighteen-year-old kid walked into an Army recruiting office with the intention of signing up for the Reserves. As fate would have it, a recruiter showed him a promotional video for the infantry—explosions, shooting, and jumping out of airplanes. The teenager’s eyes grew wide—he was hooked, and he signed ...Read More