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Austin Peay State University celebrates ROTC’s 50th Year at APSU

 

Major Gregory Mabry’s Story

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Austin Peay State University (APSU) is celebrating its 50th year. To mark the occasion, each month through the end of the year, we’ll share one story of a Governor’s Guard alumni or former leader. This month, we share the story of APSU alumnus Major Gregory Mabry.

Major Gregory Mabry. (APSU)

Major Gregory Mabry. (APSU)

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APSU’s ROTC Ranger Challenge team to make second trip to Sandhurst Competition

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the early days of March 2020, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) ROTC Ranger Challenge team was deep in preparation to compete at Sandhurst, the world’s premier international academy military skills competition.

The Austin Peay State University Ranger Challenge team trains for Sandhurst.  (APSU)

The Austin Peay State University Ranger Challenge team trains for Sandhurst. (APSU)

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APSU ROTC icon Greg Lane named recipient of 2021 OVC Thurston Banks Award

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Lt. Colonel Greg Lane of Austin Peay State University (APSU) and Dr. Leveda Birdwell of Tennessee Tech University have been named the recipients of the 2021 Ohio Valley Conference Thurston Banks Award for Distinguished Academic Service.

The award, selected by the OVC Faculty Athletics Representatives (FARs), was established in 2013 to recognize individuals (e.g. academic advisor, professor, tutor, etc.), with at least five years of service at one or more OVC member institutions, for their outstanding contributions to OVC student-athletes’ academic success, learning and development as well for his or her overall commitment to the institution’s athletics program.

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Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet Zachary Miller, as member of the ‘Old Guard,’ represented Army with ‘strength, perfection, honor’

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Ample footage exists of the four-hour funeral procession of U.S. Senator John McCain, who died in 2018.

Full of speeches from the likes of Barack Obama and George W. Bush, it’s easy to understand how Staff Sgt. Zachary Miller, a mild-mannered soldier from Alabama, could be lost in all the moving parts, even though he was front and center as McCain’s body was borne to the hearse for burial.

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet Staff Sgt. Zachary Miller at front right during McCain's funeral. (Submitted photo)

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet Staff Sgt. Zachary Miller at front right during McCain’s funeral. (Submitted photo)

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Sidney Brown Scholarship recipient, APSU ROTC student Katherine Alba using Green to Gold program to achieve big plans

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – CSM (R) Sidney Brown Scholarship recipient Katherine Alba has big plans for her future. The Austin Peay State University (APSU) senior business management major is in the U.S. Army Green to Gold Active Duty Option Program, which is a two-year program that provides eligible, active-duty enlisted soldiers an opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree or a two-year graduate degree and earn a commission as an Army officer.

Katherine Alba

Katherine Alba

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APSU ROTC cadets hone skills at Fort Campbell during weekend training

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) ROTC cadets conducted a field training exercise on November 13th-14th at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

This exercise developed and evaluated the cadets’ knowledge in squad-level tactics and land navigation.

Austin Peay State University senior cadet Chantal Alequin and three underclassmen cadets cheer another Army ROTC cadet on at the Sabalauski Air Assault School obstacle course. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University senior cadet Chantal Alequin and three underclassmen cadets cheer another Army ROTC cadet on at the Sabalauski Air Assault School obstacle course. (APSU)

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APSU ROTC student Zachary Labas has deployed Five Times

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) ROTC program this fall has 37 veteran soldiers, and each brings professional, tactical and technical knowledge and experience to their fellow cadets.

Zachary Labas, a senior at APSU, is one of the 37 veteran soldiers in the program. He is also the ROTC’s battalion commander (top-ranking cadet) this fall.

Zachary Labas, right, works with an Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet during a field training exercise prior to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (APSU)

Zachary Labas, right, works with an Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet during a field training exercise prior to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (APSU)

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APSU ROTC cadets honored with the University’s eighth MacArthur Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The U.S. Army on Wednesday awarded the Austin Peay State University (APSU) ROTC programs the MacArthur Award, which recognizes the eight best ROTC programs in the country.

Clemmer places the MacArthur Award streamer on the Austin Peay State University Army ROTC colors, held by Master Sergeant Marcus Gurule, APSU senior military instructor. (APSU)

Clemmer places the MacArthur Award streamer on the Austin Peay State University Army ROTC colors, held by Master Sergeant Marcus Gurule, APSU senior military instructor. (APSU)

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18 Austin Peay State University ROTC Students ‘Virtually’ Commissioned as Army officers

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For the first time ever, Austin Peay State University (APSU) held a virtual commissioning ceremony for its graduating class of ROTC students. 

The students received their commissions at their homes on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 while their ROTC officers – to keep with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines – conducted the commissioning ceremony in a small, socially distanced group in the front lobby of the Memorial Health Building on campus.

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APSU Ranger Challenge team to make second straight trip to Sandhurst competition

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For the second straight year, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Ranger Challenge team has earned a spot at Sandhurst, the world’s premier international academy military skills competition. 

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet Cherady Fine trains at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, recently. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University ROTC cadet Cherady Fine trains at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, recently. (APSU)

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