Capital Warrior Semester Update
IUPUI ARMY ROTC, Fall 2015
Thoughts Behind a Newsletter
MSIV Cadets Receive Branch Assignments
CDT Agbonhese- Quartermaster
CDT Allard- Nursing
CDT Beasley- Armor
CDT Downing- Nursing
CDT Filosa- Medical Services
CDT Flynn- Transportation
CDT Kalnajs- Engineer
CDT Koenig- Armor
CDT Loechle- Engineer
CDT Preecs- Chemical
CDT Reed- Field Artillery
CDT Parson- Infantry
CDT Robertson- Military Intelligence, branch detail Infantry
CDT Ryan- Nursing
CDT Shanklin- Finance
CDT White- Armor
CDT Woodruff- Nursing
Congratulations to all of these Cadets on their hard work over the past 4 years! We look forward to seeing what all will accomplish in your new roles as leaders of the Army.
ROTC to Celebrate 100th Anniversary
On June 3rd, 2016, the United States Army will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Army ROTC. Over the past 100 years, Army ROTC has produced over 600,000 Officers that have gone on to serve in the United States in all branches of the Army. In fact, over 60% of all current active duty Officers are ROTC graduates.
The Capital Warrior Battalion will be celebrating this special anniversary during the weekend of September 24th-25th 2016 in conjunction with the IUPUI Regatta and the Capital Warrior 10 Miler. The event will include JROTC Cadets from a local high school as well as any alumni who are interested in celebrating with us. More details to follow but mark these dates on your calendars and we look forward to welcoming you back for this special event!
Check out the video below of MG Peggy C. Combs, Commanding General U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, KY, as she speaks about the 100th Anniversary.
Fall Leadership Development Exercise at Camp Atterbury
UH-60 Black Hawk
This year, Cadets were able to travel to the LDX at Camp Atterbury aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk. For many Cadets, it was their first time on a helicopter or military aircraft. A big thank you to the Indiana Army National Guard for providing the Black Hawk and accompanying crew members to make this happen.
Rappel Tower at LDX
Cadets were trained on how to tie a Swiss seat (harness) and how to descend the slant training wall before the final test of rappelling off the 40 foot tower. This exercise helped to increase personal confidence and was a great start to the LDX.
Testing Land Navigation Skills
The land navigation exercise at the Fall LDX is an event where Cadets can showcase their mastery of skills taught in the classroom and throughout the semester. Points were awarded for reaching each land navigation point and the teammates with the most points were recognized as the top achievers for the day.