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Transcript of ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps
START TAKING COMMAND
THE 4-YEAR ARMY ROTC PROGRAM
FRESHMAN - BASIC COURSE INSTRUCTION
The Military Science and Leadership I course covers topics including introduction to Army Leadership, Custom and Traditions, Health and Physical Fitness and Goal Setting and Accomplishments
NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
CADETS (the MSIIIs)
CADETS (the MSIIs)
CADRE (the Instructors)
MAJ Christian W. Drew
PRESENT ASSIGNMENT Assistant Professor of Military Science and Battalion Executive Officer for Saint Augustine’s College Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) in Raleigh, North Carolina 27610
NCWC Cadets assisted in an initiative to cleanup the campus.
NCWC Cadets pose for a photo upon conclusion of cleaning the NCWC campus.
NCWC Cadets and MAJ Drew also assisted in area beautification of campus.
NCWC Joint Organization Campus Cleanup 11APR12
Who: NCWC Cadets and campus organizations
What: Campus cleanup and beautification
Where: North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC
Significance: . The NCWC Cadets ROTC program worked closely with other campus organizations in order to share in the responsibility of maintaining a clean and beautiful campus. Under the leadership of CDT Marsee, Bishop Company assembled and assisted in the effort. This demonstration of selfless service and campus presence earned more credibility for NCWC ROTC as a leading organization at NCWC. The Cadets who participated are Marsee, Price, Freeman, Oster, Montani, Valladarez, Barboza, Newsome, Bennett, Barnes, and Swain.
Major Drew and CO Marsee listen attentively to the story of Caroline and her incredible history and struggle with CF.
Bravo Company Cadets march to the DPhiE TOC to support the CF Walk.
Cystic Fibrosis Walk 2013
Who: Cadre: Major Drew Cadets: NCWC Bravo Company Partners
with NCWC Delta Phi Epsilon
What: Cystic Fibrosis Walk
When: 06 April 2013
Where: North Carolina Wesleyan College
Significance: The Bravo Company Cadets participate in the Spring 2014 Cystic Fibrosis Walk sponsored by Delta Phi Epsilon. 3-Year-Old Caroline was diagnosed with CF at 3 weeks old. Her parents noticed she was not gaining weight regardless the amount of food she was eating. Thanks to the already proactive CF Foundation, the enhanced technology was able to diagnose Caroline very quickly. The Foundation was able to support the diagnostics through its donors. Donations to CF from donors like Delta Phi Epsilon, ROTC , and the NCWC Campus proves success in fighting CF. All proceeds go directly to patients just like Caroline all over the Nation.
Cadets Padgett and Toreno carry boxes from the Taylor Center to the loading site.
Cadets Caulker, Scheller, Midgett D., Midgett J., Auls, and Whitaker pose for a group photo while serving at the Stop Hunger Now assembly area in the Taylor Center. The Cadets participated for three hours alongside many other NCWC student organizations.
NCWC Joint Organization Meal Packaging
Who: Cadets Scheller, Midgett D., Midgett J., Auls, Whitaker, Toreno, Caulker
What: Stop Hunger Now
Where: North Carolina Wesleyan College
Significance: . The NCWC Cadets ROTC Program works closely with other campus organizations in order to package food for the needy. More than 100 members of the Wesleyan community participates in the Stop-Hunger-Now service project in Spring Semester 2013. The groups assembled over 10,000 packaged meals for the disadvantaged in a matter of three hours on a Saturday morning.
The assembly line in the Taylor Center helps meal packaging run smoothly and efficiently.
Cadets loading the truck to help Stop Hunger Now
Cadet Caulker and ROTC Volunteer Justin Lowe stand in formation, waiting to meet and greet 3-year-old Caroline with hugs.
US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Iraqi Campaign Medal w/ Two Campaign Stars
Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ Meritorious device 2nd Award
Joint Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal (Bronze Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2 Device)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Combat Action Badge
Combat Infantryman Badge
Expert Infantryman Badge
Basic Parachutist Badge
Air Assault Badge
Hello! I am a MSIII (Junior) in the ROTC program at NCWC and your Cadet Company Commander.
Interesting Facts About Me:
Contracted SMP Cadet with Army National Guard
Earns up to $500 a month by Senior Year from ROTC
Receives up to $4,500 in Tuition Assistance every semester! I also receive the GI Bill.
Basic Training, AIT Graduate, Combat Veteran
Graduates NCWC in December 2014 with BA
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: History, Religious Studies
ROTC sent me to Romania to teach English!
CADETS (the MSIs)
YEARS OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE 16 years
MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Infantry Officer Basic Course, Fort Benning, GA
Airborne School, Fort Benning, GA
Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle Commander’s Course, Fort Benning, GA
Area Nuclear Biological Chemical Officer Defense Course
Air Assault School, Fort Polk, LA
Combatives Course Level I, Fort Benning, GA
Company Commander’s First Sergeant Course (CCFSC), Fort Jackson, SC
Pre Command Course (PCC), Fort McCoy, WI
Anti Terrorism Level II, Rochester, NY
Maneuver Captain’s Career Course, Fort Benning, GA
Cadre Trainer’s Course (CTC), Fort Jackson, SC
Intermediate Level Education (CGSC), Fort Dix, NJ
Instructor Training Course (ITC), Fort Knox, KY
Military History Training Course (MHIC), Fort Leavenworth, KS
Enrolled in Advanced Operations Course, Fort Leavenworth, KS
SOPHOMORE - BASIC COURSE INSTRUCTION
The Military Science and Leadership II course covers Applied Leadership Theory, Communications, Military Operations and Tactics, and Principles of War
JUNIOR - ADVANCED COURSE INSTRUCTION
The Military Science and Leadership III course covers Command and Staff Functions, Law of War, Weapons, Military Operations and Tactics, Team Dynamics and Peer Leadership.
SENIOR - ADVANCED COURSE INSTRUCTION
The Military Science and Leadership IV course covers Military Justice, Training the Force, Ethical Decision Making, Personnel Management, Post and Installation Support, Military Operations and Tactics and Cultural Awareness.
NCWC Bishops face Ohio Northern in the first football game of the season. CDTs on the team are Thomas Padgett, Dustin Midgett, Joel Midgett, Shabre Judkins, Terrell Richmond, and Kortez Washington.
Costa Rica NGO 4, Team 1 “Wolfpack”
Who: Cadre: MAJ Drew Cadets: Fatkin, Blount, Thompson, Ciszewski, Sarhani, Bertolacinni, Hamilton, Hinkle, Brands, Bartolome
What: Week 1: Arrival Week at Cross Cultural Solutions (CCS) Home Base and Field Trip to the Hot Springs
When: 16JUL2012 - 19JUL2012
Where: San Carlos, Costa Rica
Significance: . The Cadets’ first week in San Carlos was event packed regarding acclimation to the environment and settling down at the Home Base. During the week our Cadets experienced a tour around the Home Base to recon the area in which we would be primarily operating including critical infrastructure , assignment locations, and rally points. The Cadets also participated in the group field trip to the Hot Springs as well as hosted a talent show to build camaraderie amongst themselves and other volunteers in the home base. The team remained very mission oriented as they began executing the scope of their individual duty assignments.
Cadet Thompson, Cadet Brands and Cadet Sarhani immerse themselves into the hottest spring warmed my the surrounding volcanoes. At 118.4 F, these leaders demonstrate their resolve!
NCWC Bishops v. Ohio Northern
Who: CDTs Swain, Oster, Roy, Ivey, and Minick
What: NCWC Bishops v. Ohio Northern
When: 01 September 2012
Where: Northern Nash High School
Significance: At the Northern Nash High School in Rocky Mount, the Bishops gear up for the first football game of the year against Ohio Northern. Five Cadets from NCWC support the game, while ten other Cadets are on the team! The Bishop Cadets also distribute flyers to promote the Paintball Wars held on 5 September 2012 with the National Guard and blue cards for Spring Semester enrollment.
The Wolfpack experienced a tour facilitated by the CCS staff of the neighborhood surrounding the Home Base. The Wolfpack immediately establishes critical NAIs for mission success and contingency planning. This particular photo depicts one of the schools in which two of the Cadets will be working.
NCWC Bishop Cadets pose for a photo with some of the Wake Forest Fire Department firefighters upon completion of the run. NCWC Bishop Cadets have cultivated a partnership with the firefighters.
MAJ Drew, a guest speaker at the Tunnel to Towers run, gives motivating comments to the Wake Forest community and introduces Ms. Patti Elliott.
Led by the Bishop Company Commander, CDT Marsee, the Bishops march to the finish line at the Wake Forest Tunnel to Towers run with other Soldiers and the National Colors leading the way!
TUNNEL TO TOWERS RUN, WAKE FOREST, NORTH CAROLINA 08SEP12
Who: Cadre: MAJ Drew Cadets: NCWC Battling Bishops (Marsee M, Oster, Hodges, Toreno, Caulker, Jackowski, Roy, Ivey)
What: Annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run
Where: Wake Forest, NC
Significance: NCWC ROTC Battling Bishops participated in the Annual Wake Forest, NC Tunnel to Towers 5k run. The Tunnel to Towers run in Wake Forest is in honor of NYC Firefighter Stephen Siller who strapped on all of his gear (60 lbs worth) and ran 3 miles to the burning, terrifying chaos of the collapsed twin towers on the September 11, 2001 attack. The 2012 Tunnel to Towers run in Wake Forest heralds this hero and all heroes of our military, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and firefighters. NCWC Cadets also participated in the 5k by way of running and ruckmarching. The Cadets partnered with local Military Police units, JROTC units, local law enforcement, and firefighters. The Cadets also honored SPC Lucas Elliott, a Military Policeman who perished in the line of duty in Iraq in July, 2011. MAJ Drew was the guest speaker at the event and was honored to introduce his friend (SPC Elliott’s mother) Patti Elliott.
CDTs Hodges and Ivey smile for the camera as they tend to the community guests arriving for the Ceremony.
NCWC President Gray and the guest singer of the event share a moment of gratitude!
Tennis Court Dedication
Who: Cadre: Major Drew Cadets: Jackowski, Price, Oster, Marsee,
Minick, Swain, White, Spruill, Midgett, Padgett, Ivey, Hodges, Montani
What: Vietnam Remembrance Tennis Court Dedication Ceremony
Where: North Carolina Wesleyan College
When: 24 October 2012
Significance: The Vietnam Memorial Courts at the Slick Family Foundation Tennis Center honor five of our Wesleyan alumni who gave their lives serving our country: Lt. William Eskridge Gilkeson Bobbit '66, Cpt. Dwaine E. Mattox '66, Lt. William Etchison Zimmerman Jr. '66, Sgt. Paul Mario Nance Jr. '67 and Lt. Cleveland Ray Harvey '69. General Shelton is the Guest Speaker of the event to include classmates of the NCWC fallen Alumni. Reverend Drum opens and closes the service in prayer, while the Rocky Mount American Legion and ROTC perform Color Guard and Rifle Salute.
The American Legion Veterans support the event with the Color Guard.
CDTs Padgett, Spruill, and Midgett practice their role in the Rifle Squad before the ceremony.
Major Drew and the Cadets listen attentively to the Guest Speaker, General Shelton.
Cadet Oster poses with the RSP Unit Instructors of Greenville, NC National Guard. Oster also assists Coordinator Dawn Cash-Salau in the event planning of Reindeer Dash for Cash.
Cadet Price finishes the 5K with a comrade in the Reindeer Dash for Cash. Price is also a service member of the North Carolina National Guard.
Reindeer Dash for Cash
Who: Cadets Jennifer Oster, Trevor Montani, Cody Spruill, and Matthew Price
What: Reindeer Dash for Cash
When: 2 December 2012
Where: Greenville, North Carolina
Significance: Participants came out in droves Sunday afternoon for the annual Reindeer Dash for Cash 10 miler and 5k. It's a fundraising event to benefit the Captain Christopher Cash Memorial Foundation of NC, Inc.
"Chris was my late husband and he was killed in Iraq in June 2004. Me and his friends wanted to do something to carry on his legacy and to do something to help other people in his memory and that's when we started Reindeers Dash for Cash," said event organizer Dawn Cash-Salau.
This year's race was dedicated to three local soldiers who died in Afghanistan in October. Each year, the foundation offers deserving students the financial assistance needed to pursue a higher education and the accompanying rewards of learning and character development achieved through hard work and dedication of earning a professional degree.
Cadets Burch and Gardner open the floor for the MC with the NCWC Cheerleaders!
The Cadets and ROTC Volunteer, Mama Joyce, pose for Major Drew at the location of the Ranger Challenge Rope Bridge. The future Students engage in a lesson on tying Swiss seats and watch a demonstration by Ranger Challenge.
NCWC Open House
Who: Cadre: MAJ Drew Cadets: Oster, Ivey, Spruill, Jackowski, Burch, Gardner, Liseski, Roy, Caulker, Montani, Kilo, and Mama Joyce
What: Open House
When: 10 November 2012
Where: North Carolina Wesleyan College
Significance: . The NCWC Cadets support the Open House event facilitated by Bill Allen, Felicia Lynch, and the Admissions Department of the College. The Cadets prepare two promotional tables, one with Hot Apple Cider and the other with a poster board of ROTC photos and Major Drew’s biography. The event stations include the Ranger Challenge rope bridge and a grenade toss. Total Prospects interested in the ROTC from Open House: Fourteen!
Cadets Kilo and Montani demonstrate the Grenade Toss as an ice breaker for the Prospects during the Campus Tour.
I am an Army Cadet
Soon I will take an oath and become an
committed to defending the values,
which make this nation
I am the Past; the spirit of those WARRIORS who made the final sacrifice.
I am the Present; the scholar and apprentice soldier
But, above all, I am the FUTURE;
the future WARRIOR LEADER of the United States Army.
May God give me the compassion and judgement to lead
and the gallantry to WIN.
I WILL do my duty.
enhancing my skills in the science of warfare and the art of leadership.
ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS
Whether you're a
college-bound high s
chool student or already attending a
college or university, Army
ROTC has scholarships availabl
e. Scholarships are awarded bas
ed on a student's merit
and grades, not financial
Army ROTC scholarships consist of:
o-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
Additional allowances for books and fees
Army ROTC scholarships also provide monthly living allowances for each school year. You can earn certain amounts depending on your level in the Army ROTC curriculum:
1st year, $300 per month
2nd year, $350 per month
3rd year, $450 per month
4th year, $500 per month
This allowance is also available to all non-scholarship
Cadets enrolled in the
Army ROTC Advanced Course (3rd and 4th years).
How can you enroll?
Military Science Course Schedule
Freshman Wednesday Class 9:10a-10:10a
Wednesday Lab 2:00p-5:00p
Sophomore Wednesday Class 9:10a-11:20a
Wednesday Lab 2:00p-5:00p
Junior Tuesday Class 3:00p-6:00p
Wednesday Lab 2:00p-5:00p
NCWC fans support the football game and receive a ROTC promotional bag containing the flyer to the Paintball Wars.
Above: CDT Boomer holds the blue card to guide Prospects on Spring Semester Sign-Up. Below: The Cadets pose while watching the Bishops defeat the opponent!
The Wolfpack assembles for a group photo at the Hot Springs. This photo depicts the team integrity, camaraderie, and esprit de corps they have embraced. Always together, and always having a good time whether at work or play! MAJ Drew centers himself for Command and Control!
Cadet Sarhani and Cadet Fatkin demonstrate dance style of the youth of America. They also have experienced how the Costa Ricans dance and have certainly experienced a paradigm shift! The talent show was an initiative of the team as a contingency for a cancelled class. All volunteers and some CCS staff participated which fostered a climate of camaraderie by way of laughter and fun.
Cadets Ivey and Oster stand aside the ROTC table inside the Dunn Center at the Open House event. The promotional table is an excellent tool to promote the Program’s benefits.