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ROTC cadets learn in the field, too

Since 1979, APSU has provided higher education for more than 43,000 soldiers, many of whom are ROTC cadets who are gaining additional training and leadership skills to become commissioned officers upon graduation.

Several cadets enhanced their knowledge and skills through participation in training and internship opportunities this past summer:
Since 1979, APSU has provided higher education for more than 43,000 soldiers, many of whom are ROTC cadets who are gaining additional training and leadership skills to become commissioned officers upon graduation.

Several cadets enhanced their knowledge and skills through participation in training and internship opportunities this past summer:

*Airborne SchoolCadets Nicholas Craig, John Spears and Thomas Rollins graduated from this three-week course at Fort Benning, Ga., which teaches basic military parachuting and culminates with five parachute jumps, four during the day and one at night.

*Robin SageCadets Thomas Rollins and John Spears participated in this three-week course at Fort Bragg, N.C. It includes role-playing as energy soldiers and civilians on the battlefield for the Army Special Forces Qualification Course.

*Mountain Warfare SchoolCadet Nathan Mayo graduated from this two-week course in Jericho, Vt., which teaches military mountaineering, including rock-climbing, rappelling, knot-tying and high-altitude survival.

*National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC)Cadets Sindi Duncan (Korea Team) and Joseph Turner (Aviation and Artillery Team) participated in this three-week internship at Charlottesville, Va., the hub of Army intelligence analysis.

*The PentagonCadets Stephanie Lenzy and Jeremy McClain enjoyed a four-week internship in Washington, D.C., where they observed America's military decision-making apparatus in action.

*Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP)This three-week internship, which is for rising senior cadets who may intern in an active Army unit as a nurse candidate, provides training for them as future Army nurses. Cadet Michael Robertson participated in this, serving in Hawaii at Tripler Army Medical Center.

*Cadet Troop-Leading Training (CTLT)This leadership internship lasts three-four weeks at active Army units in which a cadet may serve in the future. Four cadets participated this past summer: Justin Roman at Fort Bragg, N.C.; Christine Sheehan at Fort Eustin, Va.; Kurtis Evick at Fort Irwin, Calif.; and Nathan Ellis in Korea.

For more information about Austin Peay's ROTC program, telephone Lt. Col. Greg Lane at (931) 221-6133. — Dennie B. Burke