Jonathan Westmoreland was recognized for earning a scholarship
US Army ROTC (4 Year)
Fall 2017 -
Added by Jonathan
Ranger Challenge Team
Ranger Challenge, known as the varsity sport of Army ROTC, is a competition designed to challenge cadets both physically and mentally as well as enhance leader development and team cohesion.
Army ROTC conducts Ranger Challenge once per year in the Fall Semester. It consists of practical exercises using all the leadership skills and technical skills a cadet has learned throughout the school year. Generally, Ranger Challenge has the following events: Land Navigation, One Rope Bridge, Patrolling, Weapons Assembly, M16 Firing Ranges, 10K Road March and the Army Physical Fitness Test.
The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), as it exists today, began over a hundred years ago with President Wilson signing the National Defense Act of 1916. Although military training had been taking place in civilian colleges and universities as early as 1819, the signing of the National Defense Act brought this training under single, federally-controlled entity.
Army ROTC is the largest officer-producing organization with the American military, having over 600,000 men and women have earned a commission through the program. Among them are two chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, seven Army chiefs of staff, two Cabinet secretaries and a sitting Supreme Court associate justice. Few other military commissioning sources can claim such significant lineage.
US Army ROTC Awards/Medals:
Spring 2018 - USAA Spirit Award
Spring 2019 - Special Forces Association Medal of Excellence
US Army Specialized Training:
Summer 2018 - Airborne School - Silver Wing authorized
The Cordell Airborne Ranger Club is a voluntary club sponsored by cadre in the Palmetto Battalion. The club is named after Captain Terry Cordell-- a graduate of The Citadel and one of the first Special Forces Officers in the US Army--who was killed in action in Vietnam. The purpose of the club is to train cadets on modern infantry tactics. This training not only helps develop leadership skills, it also better prepares cadets for Cadet Initial Entry Training and Cadet Leadership Course. The training is very realistic, teaching the latest infantry tactics, techniques and procedures. The Club conducts very rigorous training on campus and is meant to challange participants.