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General praises APSU ROTC program

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Last month, Brigadier Gen. Peggy Combs stopped by Austin Peay State University to evaluate the school’s renowned ROTC program. APSU cadets have excelled on a national scale in recent years, giving the University a reputation for having one of the top programs in the country, and Combs wanted to check things out for herself.

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Last month, Brigadier Gen. Peggy Combs stopped by Austin Peay State University to evaluate the school’s renowned ROTC program. APSU cadets have excelled on a national scale in recent years, giving the University a reputation for having one of the top programs in the country, and Combs wanted to check things out for herself.

            She set out to visit only six schools within the 7th Brigade, which includes 38 ROTC programs in Michigan, Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Austin Peay was one of those six schools.

            Once she arrived, Combs understood why APSU cadets regularly earn major leadership awards. She rated the program with an excellent performance and then awarded coins to cadets Shawn Frazzini and Kristin Coughenour for their leadership skills.

            During her visit, the general also met with the program’s commander, Lt. Col. John Montgomery, and APSU President Alisa White to discuss the program’s success.

            For more information on the APSU ROTC program, visit the program’s website at www.apsu.edu/rotc.

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Photo cutline: APSU ROTC cadet Jennifer Card participates in a Team Building Lab on campus. (Photo by Adison Hardyway/APSU).