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Austin Peay State University ROTC looking for college sophomores, offering $5,000 bonus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s ROTC program is looking for the best and brightest college students in the country, and the U.S. Army is willing to pay a little extra for these qualified soldiers.

Through the Army, Austin Peay’s ROTC program is now offering a $5,000 bonus to college sophomores who complete the program’s cadet basic training and go on to become commissioned officers.

Austin Peay State University ROTC

Austin Peay State University ROTC

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Memorial Day Ceremony to be held May 30th, 2016

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization is hosting its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:00am, May 30th, at the William O. Beach Civic Hall, Clarksville.

City and county officials, as well as MCVSO staff will give remarks, with the keynote address given by LTC (Retired) Norman “Greg” Lane, US Army Reserve, who currently serves as the Cadet Success Coordinator, Department of Military Science, Austin Peay State University ROTC.

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Austin Peay State University has first all-female color guard team presents colors at APSU game

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University ROTC Color Guard teams are a common sight at the University’s athletic events, with the well-disciplined cadets presenting the American and Tennessee State flags before the games.

But during an APSU women’s basketball game on November 14th, fans noticed something different—all four cadets on the team were women.

APSU Female Color guard team

APSU Female Color guard team

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APSU ROTC Cadet Andrew Shriver to attend U.S. Army National Combine

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Andrew Shriver, a cadet with the Austin Peay State University ROTC program, was recently selected from among hundreds of candidates within the 7th Brigade to attend the U.S. Army National Combine.

The combine is held every year in San Antonio, Texas, and hosts the top 500 junior football players from high schools throughout the nation. These students are tested in various events, such as the 40-yard dash, the short shuttle and the vertical jump, and then they are placed on teams to play football.

Austin Peay State University ROTC Cadet Andrew Shriver

Austin Peay State University ROTC Cadet Andrew Shriver

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APSU ROTC cadets travel abroad as part of Army CULP learning program

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Two Austin Peay State University ROTC cadets traveled abroad this summer to immerse themselves in different cultures and train with foreign militaries.

Ryan Lipinski, an APSU junior, spent a month in Bulgaria while Joshua Pollina, an APSU junior, traveled to a warmer climate in Greece.

APSU ROTC cadets Ryan Lipinski (far left) and Joshua Pollina (right).

APSU ROTC cadets Ryan Lipinski (far left) and Joshua Pollina (right).

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APSU ROTC Cadet Nathan Brewer graduates Warrior Forge with excellence award

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University ROTC student graduated with high honors July 13th from the 3rd Regiment during the summer Warrior Forge program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington.

Cadet Nathan Brewer finished No. 2 out of 441 cadets in his regiment from the 273 schools in Cadet Command. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University’s ROTC program celebrates 40 years

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Lt. Col. Robert Gordon, chair of the Austin Peay State University Department of Military Science and Leadership, presented Col. Paul Bontrager with a plaque honoring his service with the APSU Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Governors Guard Battalion December 1st.

Lt. Col. Robert Gordon (left) presents Col. Paul Bontrager with a plaque honoring his service. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

Lt. Col. Robert Gordon (left) presents Col. Paul Bontrager with a plaque honoring his service. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

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Austin Peay State University to celebrate 40-year anniversary of the ROTC

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In 1971, the U.S. Army established at Austin Peay State University the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) for recruiting, training and commissioning future Army officers.

In the 40 years since, hundreds of cadets have been commissioned at APSU as second lieutenants in the Army. The program also has earned the reputation as one of the nation’s finest, having won several awards for training and management performance standards. In addition, the program has been the best in the nation and had the top cadet in the nation in previous years. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU student earns leadership award at ROTC course

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University student recently was presented the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Leadership Excellence Award at the U.S. Army’s Leader Development and Assessment Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

Marcos Gutierrez, of Pasadena, Texas, was ranked No. 1 among 469 Army cadets for the 5th Regiment at the 29-day Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, the capstone training and assessment exercise for the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

Marcos Gutierrez

Marcos Gutierrez

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