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
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 www.uri.edu/artsci/msc/.
The following URI cadets graduated from the ROTC advance camp:
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