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Leading Through Black Excellence by APSU: Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Lt. Gen Ronald Bailey (retired) serves as the vice president for external affairs at Austin Peay State University (APSU). He oversees the University’s offices of advancement, communication and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining the Austin Peay State University senior leadership team, he was the deputy commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Retired Lt. General Ronald Bailey

Retired Lt. General Ronald Bailey

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Austin Peay State University has been part of ROTC cadet’s life from Iraq Deployment to Green to Gold

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) has been a part of Katherine Alba’s life for several years, including during her 2016 deployment to Iraq.

Katherine Alba peers through a window at the business trading center on the campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Katherine Alba peers through a window at the business trading center on the campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University ROTC named one of the top programs in the nation

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – It’s official – Austin Peay State University (APSU) is home to one of the best Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs in the nation.

On December 16th, 2019, the U.S. Army Cadet Command announced the eight winners of the 2019-2020 MacArthur Awards, with APSU’s Governor’s Guard winning the award for the 7th Brigade.

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadets conducting training with Black Hawk helicopters. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadets conducting training with Black Hawk helicopters. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s ROTC has 20 combat veterans, meet their Iraq War veteran

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On the night of the invasion, Christina Taylor drove a light-medium tactical vehicle from Kuwait to Camp Speicher. The drive was 30 to 34 hours, so she caught catnaps whenever possible. 

The convoy stopped to check directions, and Taylor’s noncommissioned officer in charge told her to rest. He’d wake her when the convoy was ready to move. 

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet Christina Taylor served from 2003-04 in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a cook in the 104th Military Intelligence Battalion. (APSU)

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Tech businessman, vet Leonard Tharpe to speak at APSU Military and Veteran Recognition Ceremony in May

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Leonard Tharpe, a U.S. Army veteran and Austin Peay State University alumnus, will be the guest speaker at APSU’s Spring 2019 Military and Veteran Recognition Ceremony next month.

In 2011, Austin Peay State University developed a military coin to honor military and veteran students. (APSU)

In 2011, Austin Peay State University developed a military coin to honor military and veteran students. (APSU)

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APSU Ranger Challenge cadets finish first among ROTC teams in Sandhurst relay

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) ROTC Ranger Challenge team arrived in West Point, New York, on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 ready to compete in its first-ever Sandhurst competition.

And by Monday night, the team already claimed a top spot at the starting line.

Austin Peay State University cadet Thomas Porter runs during the relay at West Point, New York. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University cadet Thomas Porter runs during the relay at West Point, New York. (APSU)

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Two Black Hawk Helicopters to land on Austin Peay State University campus Friday, September 21st

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Friday morning, September 21st, 2018 two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will land on the Austin Peay State University campus for a special, joint training exercise between the University’s Governors Guard ROTC program and the Tennessee National Guard.

Last April, three Black Hawk helicopters landed on the Austin Peay State University campus.

Last April, three Black Hawk helicopters landed on the Austin Peay State University campus.

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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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Austin Peay State University Army ROTC program honored with 2013-14 MacArthur Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUFort Knox, KY – The U.S. Army Cadet Command has announced that Austin Peay State University’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) department has won one of eight MacArthur Awards for the school year 2013-2014.

The awards, presented by the U.S. Army Cadet Command and the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation, recognize the ideals of “duty, honor and country,” as advocated by MacArthur.

MacArthur Awards

MacArthur Awards

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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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