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Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

URI cadets graduate from Army ROTC advanced camp

KINGSTON, R.I. -- August 22, 2000 -- Thirteen students from the University of Rhode Island Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) program recently graduated from the Army's ROTC Advanced Camp. This event is the single most important training event in preparation for future commissioning as an army officer, according to ROTC officials. This 35-day camp incorporates a wide range of subjects designed to develop and evaluate cadets' leadership abilities.

The advanced camp training evaluates the cadet's individual skills as well as their performance as a member of a platoon. This training includes water safety, basic rifle marksmanship, land navigation, infantry tactics and physical training.

Advanced camp placed each cadet in a variety of leadership positions, many of which simulated stressful combat situations. The camp is based on 23 leadership dimensions developed by the U.S. Army Cadet Command and is designed to develop leadership, teamwork, and military skills and knowledge.

The cadets are now prepared for their senior year at URI's Cramer's Sabers Battalion and subsequent commission as an army officer upon graduation.

Army ROTC is the largest officer-producing organization within the American military, with approximately 75 percent of all officers in the U.S. Army receiving their commission through the program.

Contact the Army ROTC Military Science Department at URI at (401) 874-2385 for more information or learn more on the web at

The following URI cadets graduated from the ROTC advance camp:

Cadet, Hometown

Mark Amargo, Middletown

Nicholas Boisvert, Bristol

Gregory Couturier, Swansea, Mass.

Thomas Doyle, Riverside

Scott Eddy, Tiverton

Michael Mannix, Narragansett

Ralph Morin III, Attleboro, Mass.

Scott Mras, Colts Neck, N.J.

Mark Padien, Hope

Matthew Pezzullo ,Seekonk, Mass.

Matthew Pierce, Topsham, Maine

Elias Pierson, Newport

Antoinette Turner, Bridgeport, Conn.

For Information: 2LT Michael Ceprano, 401-874-2385,
Jan Sawyer, 401-874-2116


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