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An Army Summer, Part 2

Jul. 30, 2013—More than once in recent posts I’ve hinted at the great adventure that is the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). A 29-day getaway in the woods of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, LDAC is the culminating event of three years of ROTC, meant to evaluate all rising seniors in the program nationwide for the purposes...

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An Army Summer, Part 1

Jul. 27, 2013—I’m handwriting this post from atop an M1A2 Abrams tank somewhere on Fort Riley, Kansas!

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Mar. 2, 2012—A week ago today, a young man entered the community of United States Army officers, leaving his youthful cadet-ship behind for the gold bars of a second lieutenant in the Military Intelligence Corps. Generally, ROTC commissions its senior class at the end of the year, on the afternoon of commencement (making it a VERY big...

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Air Assault Class 20-11

Aug. 16, 2011—This July, I attended the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, KY. 10 1/2 days of horrendously hot weather ensued! The previous sentence is the most concise (still very accurate) way to describe my Air Assault experience this summer. However, I’ve been told that typing one sentence will not suffice, so I will endeavor to...

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