ROTC program sees growth

UVa-Wise offers an Army ROTC program that helps prepare students to enter the military.

“It is a leadership course that prepares college students to enter the army as officers and leaders as the soldiers of tomorrow,” said UVa-Wise ROTC commander Major Marc Sandefur.

Army ROTC students get instruction in the finer points of movement under fire outside the old Wyllie Library building.
Army ROTC students get instruction in the finer points of movement under
fire outside the old Wyllie Library building.

The ROTC program on campus participates in a variety of activities such as weekly labs, training exercises, the Mountain Man Memorial March, a Bataan Death March and a military ball.

The Mountain Man memorial march sees the members of the ROTC carrying a picture for Gold star families, which are families that have lost a family member in combat.

The ROTC program also enlists a color guard, which participates in Convocation and home football games.

When asked how the numbers for the ROTC program were, Sgt. Tom Scholl said that the program was growing and that they had 10 new freshmen with two new recruits entering in the spring, and four more entering next fall.

For more information on ROTC events or for recruitment information, contact Scholl at tscholl@uvawise.edu or Sandefur at mas6sh@uvawise.edu.

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