Monday, August 10, 2009

Mad Dogs rule!

Our son graduated August 2 from a month long ROTC Leaders Training Course conducted in Fort Knox, Kentucky. During this time the Cadets learned "what right looks like" from their Cadre of 2nd Lts. LTC is an intense four-week introduction to Army life and leadership training of the reserve Officers' Training Corps; the aim of the course is to motivate and qualify Cadets for entry into the Senior ROTC program.

It was quite an experience, both physically and mentally. He succeeded marvelously - we're very proud of him!



being blindfolded before jumping off the diving board during water survival exercises



doing sit ups with fellow cadet


waiting to be released for family day (we drove to Fort Knox to celebrate his graduation)


after a rather muddy exercise


his platoon won four of the five streamers in the field exercises - go Mad Dogs!!!



Battle Buddies


My father is a retired Lt Col in the Air Force. He was very proud to be at his grandson's graduation.

2 comments:

The Knifty Knitter said...

How wonderful! I know you are super proud. I'm thankful there are people like your son who work so hard to learn to protect our country and our freedoms.

DragonsChest said...

Thank you so very much. ((hugs))