The neat things you do because of ROTC...

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  1. -Bull-

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    Surprisingly, it's not all PT and Lab's like most people think. Being in ROTC allows you the opportunity to take part in many exciting things. For example, it just so happens that of the 3 places the Dalai Lama will visit this year in the U.S, my college campus is one of them. So today, a team (half of the battalion) of Army (and some Air Force) ROTC cadets were asked to augment the State Department and Local/County/State Law Enforcement officers on the security detail. Pretty neat getting to see what goes in to a foreign dignitary's trip and talking with the State Department's diplomat security teams.

    Just a head's up for those about to enter ROTC. There's alot more to it than you think.
     
  2. Eagle 1

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    I was on ESPN presenting the colors for the Daytona 300/DRIVE4COPD. I also got free access to the Daytona 500 :cool:

    For those of you considering ROTC, the program is exactly what you make out of it. If you don't go out looking for cool things to volunteer for then yeah, LLAB and PT is all you're going to get. Look at the leadership opportunities and programs that your detachment offers and you'll find there's a lot more to it, and a lot more incentive to stay in ROTC when times get tough.
     
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    The neat things you...

    It is great to hear the good things going on in ROTC.

    Thanks,

    RGK
     
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    A big thrill for my son this year was being able to Rappel from the roof of the Dome to deliver the coin for the coin toss at a NCAA Football game. Lots of oooooh's and aaaaaw's.
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Getting Muddy is always fun.
     
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    I got to listen to MOH Recipient Ssgt. Giunta speak at a NG base.
    Although not as cool as the Dalai Lama, my ROTC Bn also did security for the Talent Show.
     
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    I'm not sure.... the Talent Show sounds like a pretty high profile event that needed protectin'. :biggrin:

    Another great event I got to do a color guard for was some patriotic themed modeling show. If you ever wondered how british models feel about (future) American soldiers, I have experience and its alll positive. :thumb:

    Standing next to Nick Saban and Mark Ingram in the tunnel waiting for the Alabama vs. Arkansas game this year was alright too....if you don't count the crimson tide jerseys...
     
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    http://goldenknightbattalion.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/heavytraffic.jpg
    The greatest "us-them" comparison I've ever seen haha
     
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    Marching in parades in Mardi Gras is another neat thing.
     

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