Just received great news!

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  1. singaporemom

    singaporemom Member

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    Ok, I can't help but share some good news. My AROTC son, who is heading to LDAC this summer, just received the Military Officers Association of America's ROTC medal. One cadet is chosen by the unit commander and he was it! So proud of him.

    I must say that a well oiled ROTC unit certainly knows how to motivate their cadets. DS finished his junior year a short while ago and is in "May Training" as they prepare for LDAC. He'll be home at the end of the week. When he called last night he had just finished his meeting with the Officer in charge, to go over his record, grades, performance, languages, etc etc etc. I have never heard him so encouraged, so pumped up for LDAC, and so excited for his future.

    Hooah!!!:biggrin::biggrin:
     
  2. Ohio2015Parent

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    CONGRATS for you and your son. Enjoy the time when he's home - sounds like he's going places, momma:thumb:
     
  3. singaporemom

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    Thanks! I'm almost over jetlag from Shanghai, have aired out the house, reactivated the gym membership, and stocked the fridge with healthy food...(I have been informed that DS is on a health kick:eek:) He'll be home Sunday. I've got 6 weeks with him until he goes to LDAC. But when he returns from LDAC, I'll have moved to Singapore and won't be able to lay my eyes on him and hear about the trials and tribulations in person!!! Oh well, atleast my forum name...singaporemom...will be acurate again. :redface:
     
  4. Pima

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    Congrats to your DS.
     
  5. cjs

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    congratulations!!!!
     
  6. rkrosnar

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    Just received gret news!

    singaporemom

    That's just wonderful. Just think it is youngmen like your son, who are future leaders of this great country. The United States of America.

    GOD BLESS GOD SPEED AND GOOD LUCK,

    RGK
     
  7. Jcleppe

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    I just had to jump on the band wagon for this.

    I agree, a high speed ROTC unit and cadre can sure make a difference. While picking up my son at school this year I attended the commissioning, while I was there I was involved in a conversation the PMS was having with a visiting General. He was pushing the General hard for more out of school training opportunities, and was having some luck as well. This was a PMS that was leaving the unit this year and he was still a strong advocate for the program. It is Cadre like this that makes these units something special.

    As a proud dad I just have to add this as well. My son received the National Defense Transportation Association Medal for Academics and Leadership this year. He has received the Cadet Command Superior Cadet Award as well. None of this would be possible without the Cadre, especially the Master Seargent and Seargent First Class that take great pride in chewing small portions of the cadets behinds each and every day, that always makes me smile a bit when I hear about it. The officers may run the battalion but the Seargents turn the cadets into men and women, and great officers.

    Singaporemom,
    Congratulations to your son and good luck to him at LDAC. Thank you again for all the help you have given all of us over this year.
     
  8. fairwinds

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    Singaporemom, congratulations to your son. You should be very proud!
     
  9. bjc

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    Smom,

    Congratulations to your DS and your family! Way to go! :thumb:
     
  10. dadkone

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    Congratulations singapore mom

    [SIZE="7"]Your notes on this forum have always been so positive -- we've been inspired by them and we certainly wish you and your son the very best -- Congratulations![/B][/SIZE]
     
  11. singaporemom

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    thanks guys!!! we have a real family here on the forum.
    And congrats to jcleppe's son! :groupwave:
     
  12. patentesq

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    Congratulations, SingaporeMom!!!! You have an awesome DS!
     
  13. Pima

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    Not to divert the thread at all, but to chime in on something Jcleppe stated.

    Unfortunately, more often than naught the backbone of the military is not given enough credit.

    Our DS has a new 1st shirt, (AF lingo = NCOIC). This Sergeant will ream them if they are late on paperwork, but will fight tooth and nail if they need to defend them. They are the Mama/Papa Bears protecting their cubs. Any officer worth their weight in salt will quickly understand that they are the best asset that they will ever have in their life.

    Sorry for diverting, but felt that for new cadets who are just going to enter this world, that they understand they can learn just as much from an NCO as they can from an officer during ROTC. The cadet who enters with a chip on their shoulder (i.e. I am going to be an officer). They are invaluable resource.
     

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