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08-14 APR18 CADET OF THE WEEK

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Name: Mancini, Andrew

School: Oklahoma State University

Hometown: Pottstown, PA

Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology

ROTC Achievements/Awards:

 Ranger Challenge Team member

 About the Cadet and Why They Stand Out from Amongst their Peers:

“Between his physical ability and hard-work mentality, Cadet Mancini displays all the attributes of a model Cadet for his peers.”

 Cadet’s Words:

“Physical fitness is important to me because a high level of physical fitness is key for good soldiers and leaders. I want to be a great soldier, but an even better officer.”

 

11 APR 18 STX LAB

CDT Eagen plays OPFOR during the Spring 2018 STX IV lab.

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3rd PLT MS3 Leadership brief their OPORD during the Spring 2018 STX IV lab.

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CDT Gallagher issues commands to his team during Spring 2018 STX IV lab.

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01-07APR18 CADET OF THE WEEK

Name: Lalman, Will

School: Oklahoma State University

Hometown: Morrison, Okla.

Major: Aviation Management

 ROTC Achievements/Awards:

 ROTC Color guard

 About the Cadet and Why They Stand Out from Amongst their Peers:

“Cadet Lalman exemplifies what a Cadet should. He shows up to PT and lab on time and works hard. He has one of the fastest run times in the battalion. He does what he is told in a timely manner and is always quick to respond to his chain of command. Cadet Lalman continually embodies the army values of duty and integrity.”

 Cadet’s Words:

“The Army has always been a dream to me. I want to learn and put forth as much effort as possible to become the best officer I can be in the future.”

 

25-31MAR18 CADET OF THE WEEK

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Name: McNabb, Payton

 School: Oklahoma State University

 Hometown: Perry, Ok

 Major: International Business

 ROTC Achievements/Awards:

 Ranger Challenge Team member, Bataan Memorial Death March competitor, Valor Bible Study

 About the Cadet and Why They Stand Out from Amongst their Peers:

“Cadet McNabb has never backed down from a chance to lead. He always sets the standard and leads from the front. During his time in the ROTC he has helped his PL and fellow leaders in accomplishing their tasks as well as his own. Cadet McNabb is the epitome of a young military leader and is the only cadet in the program to be unanimously recommended by cadre on multiple occasions.”

 Cadet’s Words:

“I am always motivated by knowing that someday I could have a career in the military. Being a future leader is something I always focus on.”

11-17MAR18 CADET OF THE WEEK

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Name: Sunate Lopez

School: Oklahoma State University

Hometown: Wichita, KS

Major: Computer Engineering

 What makes the Cadet stand out among his/her peers?

 “He [Cadet Lopez] is always there whenever he is needed, he gives maximum [effort] during PT. He has demonstrated excellent, consistent leadership for his squad during his time with them.”

 In the Cadet’s words:

 One of the things my Drill Sergeants [at Basic Training] constantly told us, was simply to do the right thing. It's a simple platitude that I try to apply to everything I do in the Army. If someone asks me to do something, and I can do it, then I do it. Someone asks me to be somewhere, then I’ll be there. Personally, I don't like the idea of "standing out," since that is not my goal. I simply strive to be the kind of leader that works for the people below him first and not the people above him. The last thing my Senior Drill Sergeant told our platoon was advice on what kind of leader to be. [It] went something like this, "Men, some of you are going to end up in leadership. You need to take care of your men. If they need something, then you get it. Sometimes they need a firm hand but take care of your men." One of my favorite things about ROTC is getting to teach another cadet about a topic I know well myself. I firmly believe the strength of a leader is measured by the strength of the team.”

 

28 FEB 18 PATROL BASE LAB

Cadet Caughlin instructs MS3 cadets on Troop Leading Procedures during the Spring 2018 Raid lab

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Cadet Atha emplaces his soldiers on-line during the Spring 2018 Raid lab.

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Cadet Wright leads her squad through an assault during the Spring 2018 Raid lab.

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19FEB-25FEB18 CADET OF THE WEEK

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Name: Mung Khual

School: Oklahoma State University

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Major: Mechanical Engineering

ROTC Achievements/Awards:

300 APFT Score

What makes the Cadet stand out among his/her peers?

“I nominate Cadet Khual for his dutiful attendance record and his constant volunteering, whether it be for weapons squad during lab or flag detail. He is a sound cadet and worthy of this nomination.”

In the Cadet’s words:

“I hope to one day inspire others to become a better version of themselves. I want to lead by example and help others, while still learning and improving along the way. Being an ROTC Cadet is a stepping stone towards achieving that goal.”

 

14 FEB 18 PATROL BASE LAB

Cadet Schade is awarded the Cowboy Battalion Cadet of the Week award at the end of the Spring 2018 Patrol Base Lab. 

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1st Platoon MS4 leadership conducts an After Action Review at the end of the Spring 2018 Patrol Base Lab.

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3rd Platoon MS3 leadership conduct Troop Leading Procedures during the Spring 2018 Patrol Base Lab.

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12 FEB 18 Combat Water Survival Test

Cadet Combs grades Cadet Alford during the Spring 2018 CWST.

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Cadet Basenfelder, an MS4 grader, helps guide an MS1 cadet to the edge of the diving board during the Spring 2018 CWST.

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Cowboy Battalion cadets patiently wait in lines during the Spring 2018 CWST.

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23NOV-03DEC17 CADET OF THE WEEK

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Name:  Atha, Orin

Hometown:  Stillwater, Oklahoma

Major:  Quantitative Economics

ROTC Achievements/Awards:

          Pershing  Rifles

About the Cadet and Why They Stand Out from Amongst their Peers:

          “Cadet Atha is one of the most competent cadets in his Battalion. He has embodied the Army Leadership Attribute of Fitness by leading the A ability group in PT and by having one of the highest APFT scores in the program. Not only is Cadet Atha physically fit but he also possess a high level of intelligence. Always calm under pressure, Atha accomplishes all tasks effectively and efficiently. By becoming the Commander of Pershing Rifles and being promoted to assistant S-1 as a MS3, Cadet Atha displays an outstanding amount of leadership potential. Not only will Cadet Atha accomplish great things in his MS4 year but he will also be an excellent Army Officer. Cadet Atha is one of the best, and anyone that has worked with him knows this to be an absolute fact.”

Cadet’s Words:

          “I care about this battalion and our reputation. Everything I do is for the benefit of our program.”

12-18NOV17 CADET OF THE WEEK

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Name:  Milburn, Brenner

Hometown:  Shawnee, Oklahoma

Major:  Finance

ROTC Achievements/Awards:

          Pershing Rifles, CULP

About the Cadet and Why They Stand Out from Amongst their Peers:

          “Cadet Brenner Milburn shows a great deal of motivation and a desire to lead.  Cadet Milburn demonstrates military professionalism by looking for different ways to improve his company and the program.  He is the living embodiment of the army values of integrity, loyalty, and personal courage.  Cadet Milburn will make an outstanding future leader in the United States Army.”

Cadet’s Words:

           “I care about other people and it helps me stay motivated if I can work to help them.  I want to try to set a good example and work hard.  My faith, my family, and my friends help me to continue to give my best.”

05-11NOV17 CADET OF THE WEEK

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Name:  Friend, Brady

Hometown:  Hendersonville, TN

Major:  Political Science

ROTC Achievements/Awards:

          OSU Bataan Memorial Death March Team

          OSU Ranger Challenge Team (3 Years)

About the Cadet and Why They Stand Out from Amongst their Peers:

          Cadet Friend is not only one fo the best cadets in his class but also in this program.  By not only being the Ranger Challenge Team Captain but also becoming an assistant S3 as an MS3, he shows an exceptional amount of motivation and competence in all his tasks.  Cadet Friend is motivated to not only better himself, but also his program as he is constantly seeking out new responsibilities to help the Battalion.  Cadet Friend embodies the Army's leadership competencies and attributes of fitness, leading by example and creating a positive environment.  Cadet Friend is a top tier Cadet and will most certainly become one of the Army's finest officers.

Cadet's Words:

          "I was raised to do so and I also believe, as cliche' as it sounds, that if you work as hard as you can you can achieve what you want."

30OCT-05NOV17 CADET OF THE WEEK

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Name:  Alford, James

Hometown:  29 Palms, California

Major:  Economics, Pre-Law

ROTC Acheivements/Awards:

Class of 2018 Pershing Rifle Pledge

About the Cadet and Why They Stand Out from Amongst their Peers:

       Cadet James Alford shows tremendous motivation and a desire to learn.  Alford constantly demonstrates passion for the program and the military profession by being on time to all training events and looking for ways to become more involved.  Alford constantly tackles all tasks head on and looks for ways to improve himself and others.  Alford's professionalism and enthusiasm set him apart from his peers, and he shows immense potential as a future leader in the United States Army.

Cadet's Words:

         "My motivations are to be the best man I can be.  Not better than other people, either, because I'm not.  I simply just try my best to be a reasonable person; to work hard, to be kind and understanding, and above all to listen and understand why I'm in the wrong.  I do what I need to because I know it's the right thing, and I aspire to be a man of great character before anything else."

FOOTBALL GAMEDAY FALL 2017 (4 NOV 17)

Cadet Ardis does push-ups live on ESPN's College GameDay.

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Matti Diener, Miss OSU 2018, poses with Cowboy Battalion cadets after ESPN's College GameDay.

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Ariana Brown, Miss Oklahoma 2017, does push-ups on the OKState Army ROTC's Push-Up Board during ESPN's College GameDay.

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Cadet Atha does push-ups during ESPN's College GameDay.

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22-28OCT17 CADET OF THE WEEK          

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Name: Eagan, Thomas C.

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Major: Aerospace Administration and Operations with an emphasis on Aerospace Security

ROTC Achievements/Awards:

Captain of OSU Bataan Memorial Death March Team

OSU Ranger Challenge Team (2 Years)

About the Cadet and Why They Stand Out Amongst their Peers:

        Cadet Eagan is currently an MS2 cadet with the OSU Cowboy Battalion and currently serves as a squad leader. Cadet Eagen is always the first to volunteer and will see any task through to completion. He puts needs of others above his own needs and has even been known to give the shirt off his back to a fellow cadet in need. Cadet Eagen is quick to share his knowledge, skills and abilities with other cadets to enhance their learning. He is the living embodiment of the Army values of Integrity, Selfless Service, and Personal Courage. Cadet Eagen is a top tier cadet and will one day make an outstanding Army officer.

Cadet’s Words:

         “I have lived on military bases for my entire life,” Eagan said. “In a sense, the Army has given me everything. Now that I have the opportunity [through ROTC], I want to repay that debt.”

Fall 2017 FTX

Cadet Deangelo instructs fellow cadets on proper evaluation of a casualty in combat.

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Cadet Frederick briefs his squad in preparation for a platoon ambush.

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Cadets rehearse movement under direct fire.

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Cadets practice CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) training.

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Battalion Command and Staff put up a fight during tug-of-war competition early friday morning.

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Fall 2017 Leadership Labs

November 29 Lab

Cadet Means discusses Major General Couch's role in the battle of Chancellorsville during the battle analysis lab.

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Mr. Hacker, MSI Instructor, walks cadets through a practical exercise during the battle analysis lab.

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Cadet Gibson discusses the battle of Chancellorsville during the battle analysis lab.

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November 15 Lab

MS3 cadets conduct Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) exercises during lab.

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Cadet Oliphant conducts an After Action Review following the completion of A Company's attack exercise.

LAB NOV 15 2

Cadet Ward and Cadet Payne pull security during battalion Situational Training Exercise (STX) Lanes.

LAB NOV 15 3

Cadet Wayant and Cadet Parsons play OPFOR during battalion STX Lanes.

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November 9 Lab

Cadet Goins shoots an azimuth to his next point during a land navigation exercise.

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Cadet Davis looks for a point during a land navigation exercise.

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Cadet Binkley and Cadet Hostetter discuss a point during a land navigation exercise.

LAB NOV 9 3

Cadet Everly conducts the weekly battalion "boot" ceremony after lab.

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October 18 Lab

Mr. Hacker, MS 2 instructor, teaches MS2 cadets about terrain models and TLPs.

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MS I Cadets run through React to Contact battle drill practical exercises.

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MS1 Cadet runs through a React to Contact battle drill.

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October 11 Lab

Cadets Oliphant, Mulliner and Lawlis discuss battle drills with MS1's and MS2's at TA1.

Cadets Oliphant Mulliner and Lawlis discuss battle drills with MS1s and MS2s at TA1

Cadet Ainsworth surveys the enemy position.

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Cadets Ryan and Diessner getting into position for the attack.

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Homecoming 2017

Battlaion Commander, Cadet Hayley Cobb, leads the battalion in the homecoming parade.

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Cadet Oliphant does pushups in the homecoming parade.

Cadet Oliphant does pushups in the homecoming parade 2

Cadets Atha and Buser prepare to drive in the homecoming parade.

Cadets Atha and Buser prepare to drive in the homecoming parade 3

Cadet Atha rides in Hummer at the homecoming parade.

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Cowboy Battalion cadets march in 2017 homecoming parade

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 Fall 2017 Welcome Back Lab

Cadets of the Cowboy Battalion assemble at the first formation of the fall 2017 semester. Battalion leadership helps instruct the new cadets on proper military procedures while in formation.
Cadet CSM David Everly then calls the battalion to attention and takes accountability. 

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Fall 2017 ROTC Burger Burn

 LTC Hosler addresses the Cowboy Battalion before the annual ROTC Burger Burn.

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Cadets Blye and Caughlin cook burgers for the battalion.

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 Retired Lieutenant Colonel Mike Sloniker addresses the cadets.

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Cadet Battalion Commander, Hayley Cobb, talks to the battalion before the annual ROTC Burger Burn.

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Cadets Schade and Combs pictured with two Army Blades members. 

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Spring 2017 Oklahoma State Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony. Congratulations Cowboys!

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Check out what we are doing in 2015!
 Welcome Back Meat Burn 2015 (Army and Airforce ROTC Event)

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Great turn out and great food! Thanks for your support to the Alumni who made this event possible!  (For additional Pictures of the event click on the photo)

Spring 2015 Oklahoma State Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony. Congratulations Cowboys!

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 Battalion Awards Ceremony
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Oklahoma State Army ROTC cadets receive Cowboy Battalion coins and certificates for their efforts as members of the two teams that successfully completed the Bataan Memorial March on 22 March, 2015 in White Sands, New Mexico. Great job Cowboys!!!
 
Bataan March in White Sands New Mexico (22 MAR 2015),

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A special thanks for Mr. Brongo, CPT Beaty, and MSG Fleck for sponsoring the Team!  Oklahoma State Army ROTC completes the 26 mile Bataan Memorial March-2015. Great job COWBOYS!!

Link to the O'colly News Report for the Event. http://www.ocolly.com/news/article_66378a3c-e165-11e4-8ddd-5747e6c0e77c.html

 
Check out what we did in in 2014, Had a great time!
Army ROTC Dining Out (14 NOV 2014)
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Cadets enjoying a photo with Governor Fallin, OSU President (Mr. Hargis), and Mr. Pickens.
 
Army ROTC Annual Halloween Run (30 Oct 2014)
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 The Motley Crew of Characters that appeared for the run, to include Spider Man, Lt. Dangle, and the Devil!
 
Oklahoma State University Army ROTC Cadets Home Coming Parade (25 Oct 2014)
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T. Boone Pickens knocking out two sets of ten push ups in his OSU Orange Cowboy Boots during the homecoming parade.  Hard Core for 86 years old!
 
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Army Blades and Army Cadets group picture after the OSU Home Coming Parade. 
(Special thanks to the Army Blades for their support this year, job well done!)
 
University of Texas San Antonio Game
(Cowboys Win 43 - 13) September 3, 2014
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Celebrating the win against UTSA on 13SEP2014 with the OSU Push Up Board Crew lead by MS IV Cadet Stevenson.
 
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Pistol Pete helping Cadet Stevenson count the well earned push ups.
 
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 Cadets Olson and Koch Enjoying the UTSA Game Day (13SEP2014).
 
Cadet Shooting Team in early summer of 2014
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Cowboy Shooting Match Team first practice
 
 
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Cowboy Shooting Match Team taking aim
 
 
Bailey-Benedetto Picnic
Cadet Benedetto and Army Blades member Bailey Franklin cooking at the OSU Army ROTC Organizational Day.
 
 
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Cadet Rafalson swearing in as a contracted Army ROTC cadet - Congrats!
 
 

 Thunder Game 2

 

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Members of the OSU Cowboy Battalion present the national and state colors at the Oklahoma City Thunder game held in Oklahoma City on the

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Cowboys In Action 2014 (Starting the New Year In Oklahoma State ROTC)

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Commander John Herrington speaking to a joint Army/Air Force group of cadets about leadership and his training as an astronaut and his experiences in space.  Commander Herrington was the first Native American in space, being an enrolled member of the Chicaksaw Tribe.  Commander Herrington visited OSU on Monday, 18 November 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oklahoma State Army ROTC cadets meet the Undersecretary of the Army, Joseph W. Westphal, during the OSU vs. Kansas football game on 9 November 2013.  All the cadets received a coin personally from the undersecretary himself for outstanding performance and dedication.

 

 

 

Fall 2013 Semester - Week 6

 

 

Rappelling Lab tying seats

 

MS5 CDT Dunkelburger teaches cadets how to tie a swiss seat in preparation for their rappel off Thatcher Hall.  CDT Dunkelburger perfected the swiss seat during his time at Air Assault school during the summer between his MS 2 and MS 3 year.

 

 

Rappelling Lab Swiss seats

 

MS2 CDTs wait on their turn for the practice rappel station.  This station was used to allow cdts to get a feel for the swiss seat before their rappel off Thatcher Hall.

 

 

 

Fall 2013 Semester - Week 5

 

 

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Cadets execute combat water survival training at the Colvin Center pool.  Pictured above, cadets prepare to jump off the diving board in the 5 meter drop.

 

 

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Combat water survival training includes the 10 minute swim, 5 minute tread, 5 meter drop, gear ditch and gear carry.  Pictured above, cadets test their cardio strength in the 10 minute swim.

 

 

 

Fall 2013 Semester - Week 4

 

 

PT test week 4

 

MS 3 Cadet Justin Konwinski and the Cowboy Battalion took the first PT test of the semester Wednesday, September 11.  Cadets were assessed on their current level of fitness so that cadre and Battalion staff can more accurately plan a comprehensive PT plan.

 

 

CDTS lab week 4

 

The Cowboy Battalion took to the field Wednesday, September 11, for tactics training.  Pictured above, cadets learn when to lay down fire and how to assault an objective.

 

 

 

Fall Semester 2013 - Week 1



 

At the biannual Welcome Back lab, cadets prepare for their future in the Cowboy Battalion by looking to the past.  Alumni of the program offer advice for new cadets as they begin their journey to a commission.

 

 

 

Before cadets can step into the field, it is important to make sure their gear is assembled properly.  Here, first year cadets take instruction from senior level cadets on how to square their new gear away.